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July 2020

Battle of Honey Springs Memorial Event (virtual)

On Saturday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m. the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) and the Friends of Honey Springs Battlefield will host the annual memorial event commemorating the Battle of Honey Springs. Due to concerns about COVID-19, the decision has been made to hold the service virtually this year to ensure the safety of our patrons and staff. You can join the virtual event online at www.facebook.com/honeysprings. OHS Executive Director Dr. Bob Blackburn will be the featured speaker, and he will…

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August 2020

Back to School Bash (virtual)

Educators, get ready for resources galore! This year's Back to School Bash will be a virtual event on August 6 at 4 p.m. We will have door prize giveaways on Facebook Live, and plenty of information online to help you plan for the upcoming school year.

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Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program Workshop (virtual)

The Oklahoma Historical Society will host an online workshop to inform the public about the application process for the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program on Wednesday, August 12, at 11 a.m. This virtual workshop will provide guidance for groups interested in applying for this grants-in-aid program, which sets aside $500,000 to award grants ranging from $500 to $20,000 to municipal, county, or tribal governments and not-for-profit historical organizations, as well as the support groups for these entities. All not-for-profit applicants…

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Brown Bag Lecture Series (virtual)

August 12, 12 p.m.
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The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host a free virtual Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture on Wednesday at noon. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the lectures will be held via Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/CSRHC.

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“The Fluidity of Power,” This Land is Herland series presentation (virtual)

The Oklahoma Historical Society and the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center are pleased to present This Land is Herland, a series of programs on women’s activism in Oklahoma sponsored by Oklahoma Humanities. The first program, “The Fluidity of Power,” will take place on Thursday, August 13 at 7 p.m.

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National Day of Remembrance (virtual)

A National Day of Remembrance will be held as a Facebook Live event at 10 a.m. on the same day as the Will Rogers and Wiley Post Fly-In. This ceremony will mark the tragic loss of the lives of Will Rogers and Wiley Post. The service will also honor all those who have lost their lives in a small airplane crash. This event will be held on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/WRBirthplace.

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62nd Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Sit-Ins (virtual)

August 19, 6:30 a.m.6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, August 19, at 6:30 p.m., the Clara Luper Legacy Committee will present a virtual program celebrating the 62nd anniversary of the beginning of the Oklahoma City sit-in movement on its website, www.claraluperlegacy.com. For the last two years, the committee has held a celebration at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year’s event will be shared online. The speakers at this commemoration will include Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt, Marilyn Luper…

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“Suffrage Stories: A Complicated Narrative” lecture (virtual)

Join the Oklahoma History Center to explore the history and legacy of women’s suffrage. On Thursday, August 27, 2020, at 5 p.m., 16 Smithsonian Affiliates, in collaboration with scholars from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, will present a special online lecture “Suffrage Stories: A Complicated Narrative.” This hour-long program will include presentations by three speakers, with an opportunity for audience participants to submit questions at the end. The event…

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September 2020

Brown Bag Lecture Series (virtual)

September 9, 12 p.m.
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An event every month that begins at 12 p.m. on day Second of the month, repeating until October 14, 2020

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host a free virtual Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture on Wednesday at noon. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the lectures will be held via Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/CSRHC.

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Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program Workshop (virtual)

The Oklahoma Historical Society will host an online workshop to inform the public about the application process for the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program on Tuesday, September 15, at 1 p.m. This virtual workshop will provide guidance for groups interested in applying for this grants-in-aid program, which sets aside $500,000 to award grants ranging from $500 to $20,000 to municipal, county or tribal governments and not-for-profit historical organizations, as well as the support groups for these entities. All not-for-profit applicants…

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“We Are All Connected: Saving Species and Preventing Pandemics” program (virtual)

September 18, 12 p.m.1 p.m.

Join the Oklahoma History Center on Friday, September 18, 2020, at noon, for “We Are All Connected: Saving Species and Preventing Pandemics.” Eighteen Smithsonian Affiliates, in collaboration with researchers from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, will present this special online program. This hour-long program will feature a presentation from researchers in the Global Health Program and will include the opportunity for audience participants to submit questions in the chat. The event will be a simultaneous broadcast to Smithsonian Affiliate partners across the…

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“The Gendered Politics of Civil Rights,” This Land is Herland series presentation (virtual)

Registration for this program is now closed. The Oklahoma Historical Society and the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center are pleased to present This Land is Herland, a series of programs on women’s activism in Oklahoma sponsored by Oklahoma Humanities. The second program, “The Gendered Politics of Civil Rights,” will take place online on Tuesday, September 22, at 7 p.m. The event will be conducted virtually and will include presentations by three scholars. Following the presentations, the scholars will be available…

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OkNHD Library Day (virtual)

September 24, 10:30 a.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join us for our annual OkNHD Library Day on Thursday, September 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. In this virtual event, students will attend workshops for in-depth instruction on History Day fundamentals. OkNHD Library Day is free for teachers, students, and chaperones! Registration opens August 13 and closes September 21.  

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“Fear and Scapegoating during a Pandemic,” Pandemic Perspectives: Stories Through Collections (virtual)

September 29, 3 p.m.4 p.m.

The National Museum of American History is launching an engaging series of talks that combine questions raised by the current pandemics and historic objects in the national collections. Curators and historians will virtually share objects, using them as a springboard for a lively discussion that explores how the past can help us better understand the present. The format will be a moderated dialogue among the panelists with the audience posing additional questions. “Fear and Scapegoating during a Pandemic,” will be…

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October 2020

“Life at Hunter’s Home” online access begins (virtual)

The folks at Hunter’s Home have created a fun and safe alternative to historic home’s annual Ghost Stories event. Participants can hear bewitching tales, uncover mysteries of the antebellum property built in 1845, and see the site after dark through a Facebook version of the popular event for 2020. By joining the private Facebook group “Life at Hunter’s Home,” viewers can enjoy complete access to special, spooky fall videos and demonstrations whenever they like through the month of October! The…

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Brown Bag Lecture Series (virtual)

October 14, 12 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12 p.m. on day Second of the month, repeating until October 14, 2020

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host a free virtual Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture on Wednesday at noon. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the lectures will be held via Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/CSRHC.

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“The Legacy of the Green Book” presentation (virtual)

On Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 6 p.m., join Smithsonian Affiliations, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and author, photographer, and cultural documentarian Candacy Taylor to explore the legacy of the Green Book, its impact on communities, businesses, and families, and its relevance today. This virtual Zoom event will be a simultaneous broadcast to select Smithsonian Affiliate partners only, including the Oklahoma History Center. After the program’s interview segment, participants will have the opportunity to submit questions in the chat.…

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Ghost Stories (virtual)

The folks at Hunter’s Home have created a fun and safe alternative to the historic home’s annual Ghost Stories event. Participants can hear bewitching tales, uncover mysteries of the antebellum property built in 1845, and see the site after dark through a Facebook version of the popular event for 2020. By joining the private Facebook group “Life at Hunter’s Home,” viewers can enjoy complete access to special, spooky fall videos and demonstrations whenever they like through the month of October!…

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A Conversation with Cliff Hudson (virtual and on-site)

October 23, 12 p.m.1 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society will present A Conversation with Cliff Hudson on Friday, October  23, from noon to 1 p.m. This program will be held at the Oklahoma History Center and streamed live via Zoom. Hudson will be interviewed about his new book, Master of None: How a Jack-of-All-Trades Can Still Reach the Top (Harper Business, 2020). Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Director Dr. Bob Blackburn will interview Hudson on stage, and an audience Q&A session will follow. The event is…

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