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June 2021

2021 Enid Summer Chautauqua virtual event

June 19, 2021
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until June 19, 2021

The 2021 Enid Summer Chautauqua programs, 20th Century Visionaries: Catalysts for Change, will take place virtually Tuesday through Saturday, June 15–19. Through a blended live and prerecorded broadcasts, viewers can step back in time with each of the historical figures to hear stories and anecdotes from unique, first-person perspectives. Daily workshops will be held at 10:30 a.m. and noon, with the nightly featured performances, beginning at 7 p.m. Scholars for Summer Chautauqua are Doug Mishler, portraying Gene Roddenberry; Karen Vuranch,…

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“Life at Hunter’s Home: Farm Life at Hunter’s Home” concludes (virtual)

June 30, 2021

During the month of June, Hunter’s Home in Park Hill will continue its “Life at Hunter’s Home” subscription Facebook page with a focus on Farm Life. “Life at Hunter’s Home: Farm Life at Hunter’s Home” will present video workshops about the farming aspect of the historic site. The June subscription will include instructions about how to prepare a Haymaker’s Lunch, and how to build a single person bench in the workshop. “Life at Hunter’s Home” is a paid subscription Facebook group. Subscribers…

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On the Peak Lecture (virtual)

June 30, 2021, 12 p.m.1 p.m.

Join Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum on Facebook Live for an On the Peak Lecture. Lectures are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. On Wednesday, June 30, the topic for the for lecture will be Frederick Jackson Turner and the Frontier Thesis. Turner was a 20th-century historian who explored the idea that America's character was forged through western expansion. Visit PBR's Facebook page to find out more about the On the Peak…

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July 2021

“Life at Hunter’s Home: Cooking and Crafts” begins (virtual)

During the month of July, Hunter’s Home in Park Hill will continue its “Life at Hunter’s Home” subscription Facebook page with a focus on demonstrations and handmade items. “Life at Hunter’s Home: Cooking and Crafts” will present video workshops with a kitchen demonstration about roasting ears of corn, and a video about making hand-made fans for the warmer months. “Life at Hunter’s Home” is a paid subscription Facebook group. Subscribers can visit the Hunter’s Home Facebook page for a link…

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SHPO Historic Preservation Tax Incentives virtual workshop series

July 7, 2021, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

On July 7–9, the State Historic Preservation Office will host the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives virtual workshop series.  The entire workshop series will be held online and live sessions will have ample opportunity for questions and discussion. In this session, staff will discuss the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program in general. The Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program encourages private sector investment in the rehabilitation and reuse of historic buildings. The session will also go over how the National Register of…

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SHPO Historic Preservation Tax Incentives virtual workshop series

July 8, 2021, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

July 8 - The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation On July 7–9, the State Historic Preservation Office will host the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives virtual workshop series.  The entire workshop series will be held online and live sessions will have ample opportunity for questions and discussion. In this session, staff will discuss the 10 Standards for Rehabilitation. The intent of the Standards are to assist the long-term preservation of a property’s significance through the preservation of historic materials…

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SHPO Historic Preservation Tax Incentives virtual workshop series

July 9, 2021, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

July 9 - The Secretary of the Interior's Guidelines for Rehabilitation On July 7–9, the State Historic Preservation Office will host the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives virtual workshop series.  The entire workshop series will be held online and live sessions will have ample opportunity for questions and discussion. For this session, staff will discuss the Guidelines for Rehabilitation. The Guidelines are intended to assist in applying the Standards to projects generally; consequently, they are not meant to give case-specific advice…

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“Life at Hunter’s Home: Cooking and Crafts” concludes (virtual)

July 31, 2021

During the month of July, Hunter’s Home in Park Hill will continue its “Life at Hunter’s Home” subscription Facebook page with a focus on demonstrations and handmade items. “Life at Hunter’s Home: Cooking and Crafts” will present video workshops with a kitchen demonstration about roasting ears of corn, and a video about making hand-made fans for the warmer months. “Life at Hunter’s Home” is a paid subscription Facebook group. Subscribers can visit the Hunter’s Home Facebook page for a link…

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August 2021

Back to School Bash

August 19, 2021, 5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Science Museum Oklahoma, 2020 Remington Place Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Teachers and administrators, get ready for resources galore as OMA's Back to School Bash returns in person and virtually! You now have the option to attend in person or use the online list of resources and see virtual showcases of all the participating organizations during the Thursday, August 19 event. Virtual resources from participating museums and organizations will be available online beginning Thursday, July 29. Teachers and administrators participating in person or virtually are eligible to win door prize giveaways,…

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Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program workshop (virtual)

August 31, 2021, 1 p.m.

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, August 31, at 1 p.m. This virtual workshop will provide guidance for groups interested in applying for this grants-in-aid program, which sets aside $600,000 to award grants typically ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 to municipal, county, or tribal government, and not-for-profit historical organizations or friends groups of historical organizations registered with the Oklahoma Secretary…

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September 2021

SHPO “Mapping tips for Section 106 reviews” virtual workshop

September 8, 2021, 11 a.m.12 p.m.

On Wednesday, September 8, the State Historic Preservation Office will have an online workshop to teach mapping tips for Section 106 reviews to provide resources useful in illustrating project locations for Section 106 reviews. This workshop will overview best practices for illustrating project location/area of potential effect (APE) for Section 106 reviews and a brief review of Public Land Survey System (PLSS) legal locations.  The content will also include how to calculate latitude and longitude coordinates in decimal degrees, using…

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Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program workshop (virtual)

September 10, 2021, 11 a.m.

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 Friday, September 10, at 11 a.m. This virtual workshop will provide guidance for groups interested in applying for this grants-in-aid program, which sets aside $600,000 to award grants typically ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 to municipal, county, or tribal government, and not-for-profit historical organizations or friends groups of historical organizations registered with the Oklahoma Secretary…

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Smithsonian Virtual Program: “Space: The Final Frontier”

September 30, 2021, 6 p.m.

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a virtual portal to the Smithsonian program, “Space: The Final Frontier,” on Thursday, September 30, at 6 p.m. This event is free to watch on Zoom, but preregistration is required. Whether in President John F. Kennedy’s “New Frontier” or Star Trek’s iconic opening monologue, the frontier metaphor has evoked strong reactions in ways that have been inspiring – and sometimes problematic. Dr. Margaret A. Weitekamp, chair of the Space History Department…

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October 2021

“Life at Hunter’s Home: Ghost Stories” online access begins, virtual

October 1, 2021

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. By joining the private Facebook group “Life at Hunter’s Home: Ghost Stories,” viewers can enjoy complete access to special, spooky fall videos and demonstrations whenever they like through the month of October!…

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Ghost Stories Facebook after dark virtual tour

October 22, 2021

On Friday, October 22, a special Facebook tour of Hunter's Home after dark will take place as a virtual event, which is part of the "Life at Hunter's Home: Ghost Stories" private Facebook group offered through the month of October. By joining the private Facebook group “Life at Hunter’s Home: Ghost Stories,” viewers can enjoy complete access to special, spooky fall videos and demonstrations. The virtual experience will include access to four ghostly films prerecorded in the home’s interior, two…

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“Life at Hunter’s Home: Ghost Stories” concludes, virtual

October 31, 2021

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. By joining the private Facebook group “Life at Hunter’s Home: Ghost Stories,” viewers can enjoy complete access to special, spooky fall videos and demonstrations whenever they like through the month of October!…

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November 2021

SHPO National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) virtual workshop series

November 18, 2021, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

On Thursday, November 18, the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will host the NRHP virtual workshop series. The introductory topic will be: "What is the National Register of Historic Places?" Two classes will be offered in the NRHP virtual workshop on November 18 and 19. The live, online sessions will offer ample opportunity for questions and discussion. All workshops are free and open to the public; however, the SHPO requests that participants register for each session they wish to attend.…

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SHPO National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) virtual workshop series

November 19, 2021, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

On Friday, November 19, the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will host the NRHP virtual workshop series. The session on November 19 will instruct participants on how to write a National Register of Historic Places nomination. Two classes will be offered in the NRHP virtual workshop on November 18 and 19. The 2-day workshop series will be held online and live sessions will offer ample opportunity for questions and discussion. In this two-day session, staff will discuss the National Register…

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December 2021

“Life at Hunter’s Home: Winter Celebrations” begins (virtual)

December 1, 2021

December at Hunter’s Home in Park Hill is all about winter celebrations, and staff members aim to continue the tradition through the “Life at Hunter’s Home” Facebook group. The Facebook group brings a version of the site’s events and programs to a larger audience while keeping everyone safe during the winter. To celebrate the holidays, the Facebook group will be free to join during the month of December. The merry activities and videos that will be featured during December include…

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SHPO Section 106 virtual workshop series

December 1, 2021, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

On Wednesday, December 1, from 10 a.m. to noon, the State Historic Preservation Office will offer the first class in Section 106 virtual workshop series. It will offer an overview Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Four classes will be offered in Section 106 virtual workshops taking place on December 1, 2, 3, and 6. The 4-day workshop series will be held online and live sessions will offer ample opportunity for questions and discussion. All workshops are free…

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SHPO Section 106 virtual workshop series

December 2, 2021, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

On Thursday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to noon, the State Historic Preservation Office will offer the second class in the Section 106 virtual workshop series. It will cover the topic of Section 106 and the Oklahoma Archeological Survey. Four classes will be offered in Section 106 virtual workshops taking place on December 1, 2, 3, and 6. The 4-day workshop series will be held online and live sessions will offer ample opportunity for questions and discussion. All workshops are…

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SHPO Section 106 virtual workshop series

December 3, 2021, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

On Friday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to noon, the State Historic Preservation Office will offer the second class in the Section 106 virtual workshop series. It will cover the topic of Section 106 and forms, GIS, and fieldwork. Four classes will be offered in Section 106 virtual workshops taking place on December 1, 2, 3, and 6. The 4-day workshop series will be held online and live sessions will offer ample opportunity for questions and discussion. All workshops are…

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SHPO Section 106 virtual workshop series

December 6, 2021, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

On Monday, December 6, from 10 a.m. to noon, the State Historic Preservation Office will offer the second class in the Section 106 virtual workshop series. It will cover the topic of Section 106 and tribal consultation. Four classes will be offered in Section 106 virtual workshops taking place on December 1, 2, 3, and 6. The 4-day workshop series will be held online and live sessions will offer ample opportunity for questions and discussion. All workshops are free and…

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SHPO Tax Credits virtual workshop series

December 8, 2021, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

On Wednesday, December 8, The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will begin the Tax Credits virtual workshop series with a session that overviews the Tax Incentives program. From December 8–10, SHPO will host the Tax Credits virtual workshop series. The entire workshop series will be held online and live sessions will have ample opportunity for questions and discussion. All workshops are free and open to the public, however, the SHPO requests that participants register for each session they wish to…

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SHPO Tax Credits virtual workshop series

December 9, 2021, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

On Thursday, December 9, The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will begin the Tax Credits virtual workshop series with a session about the Secretary of the Interior's standards for rehabilitation. From December 8–10, SHPO will host the Tax Credits virtual workshop series. The entire workshop series will be held online and live sessions will have ample opportunity for questions and discussion. All workshops are free and open to the public, however, the SHPO requests that participants register for each session…

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SHPO Tax Credits virtual workshop series

December 10, 2021, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

On Friday, December 10, The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will begin the Tax Credits virtual workshop series with a session about the Secretary of the Interior's guidelines for rehabilitation. From December 8–10, SHPO will host the Tax Credits virtual workshop series. The entire workshop series will be held online and live sessions will have ample opportunity for questions and discussion. All workshops are free and open to the public, however, the SHPO requests that participants register for each session…

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“Life at Hunter’s Home: Winter Celebrations” concludes (virtual)

December 31, 2021

December at Hunter’s Home in Park Hill is all about winter celebrations, and staff members aim to continue the tradition through the “Life at Hunter’s Home” Facebook group. The Facebook group brings a version of the site’s events and programs to a larger audience while keeping everyone safe during the winter. To celebrate the holidays, the Facebook group will be free to join during the month of December. The merry activities and videos that will be featured during December include…

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February 2022

“From Tulsa to Beyond: African American Genealogy in the Indian Territory and Oklahoma” virtual presentation by Nicka Smith

February 10, 12 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

To celebrate Black History Month, the Oklahoma Historical Society will host a free presentation on Thursday, February 10, at noon (CST). Tune in on Zoom to hear from guest speaker Nicka Smith (citizen of the Cherokee Nation). Smith will present “From Tulsa to Beyond: African American Genealogy in the Indian Territory and Oklahoma.”

Attendees will learn how to research the lives of their ancestors using tribal records (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee, and Seminole), federal records, newspapers, college/university collections, historical society records, and more! Smith’s understanding of these records will help those researching family trees to discover deep roots in the Sooner State.

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Nicka Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, host, consultant, and documentarian. With more than 20 years of experience as a genealogist, Smith has extensive knowledge of African ancestral genealogy, reverse genealogy, is an expert in genealogical research in the northeastern Louisiana area, and in researching enslaved communities.

Smith has diverse and varied experience in media with a background in audio, video, and written communications. She has appeared on the Today show, CNN, MSNBC, on the series Who Do You Think You Are?, and has been interviewed by the Oakland Tribune, the Undefeated, National Geographic, and TIME magazine. She is the host of BlackProGen LIVE, an innovative web show with more than 125 episodes focused on people of color genealogy and family history.

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“Shut the Door! Barns in Oklahoma: Log Barns in Oklahoma” webinar

February 22, 6 p.m.

The State Historic Preservation Office is holding a webinar series entitled "Shut the Door! Barns in Oklahoma" featuring presenters who specialize in barn history, construction, and restoration. On Tuesday, February 22, the topic will be "Log Barns in Oklahoma." These presentations will be held on the last Tuesday of every other month, beginning at 6 p.m. The webinars will be limited to the first 100 registrants. April 26 - "Three-Bay and Crib Barns in Oklahoma" June 28 - "Use of…

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April 2022

“Shut the Door! Barns in Oklahoma: Three-Bay and Crib Barns in Oklahoma” webinar

April 26, 6 p.m.

The State Historic Preservation Office is holding a series of webinars entitled "Shut the Door! Barns in Oklahoma" featuring presenters who specialize in barn history, construction, and restoration. On Tuesday, April 26, the topic will be "Three-Bay and Crib Barns in Oklahoma." Presentations will be held every other month on the last Tuesday at 6 p.m. The webinars will be limited to the first 100 registrants. June 28 - "Use of Stone and Bank Barns in Oklahoma August 30 -…

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May 2022

Section 106: National Historic Preservation Act virtual workshop

May 9, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will host a Section 106 virtual workshop series from May 9 to May 12. All sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act provides that Federal agencies must consider the effect of their undertakings on archeological and historic properties listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The Section 106 workshop series is designed for preservation professionals, government agency representatives, and concerned…

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Section 106: the Oklahoma Archaeological Survey virtual workshop

May 10, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will host a Section 106 virtual workshop series from May 9 to May 12. All sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act provides that Federal agencies must consider the effect of their undertakings on archeological and historic properties listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The Section 106 workshop series is designed for preservation professionals, government agency representatives, and concerned…

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Section 106: Archaeological Documentation in Oklahoma virtual workshop

May 11, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will host a Section 106 virtual workshop series from May 9 to May 12. All sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act provides that Federal agencies must consider the effect of their undertakings on archeological and historic properties listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The Section 106 workshop series is designed for preservation professionals, government agency representatives, and concerned…

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Section 106: Tribal Consultation virtual workshop

May 12, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will host a Section 106 virtual workshop series from May 9 to May 12. All sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act provides that Federal agencies must consider the effect of their undertakings on archeological and historic properties listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The Section 106 workshop series is designed for preservation professionals, government agency representatives, and concerned…

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Working with the National Register of Historic Places workshop

May 16, 10 a.m.12 p.m.
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One event on May 17, 2022 at 10 a.m.

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will host a two-session workshop series on May 16 and 17. Both sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to noon.

The National Register of Historic Places is the foundation of the SHPO's programs, and a basic understanding of the register is essential for those involved in historic preservation at all levels of government and in the private sector. The workshop provides detailed information about the National Register criteria, what listing means, the rights of property owners in the nomination process, tips for preparing successful nominations, and much more.

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Working with the National Register of Historic Places workshop

May 17, 10 a.m.12 p.m.
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One event on May 17, 2022 at 10 a.m.

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will host a two-session workshop series on May 16 and 17. Both sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to noon.

The National Register of Historic Places is the foundation of the SHPO's programs, and a basic understanding of the register is essential for those involved in historic preservation at all levels of government and in the private sector. The workshop provides detailed information about the National Register criteria, what listing means, the rights of property owners in the nomination process, tips for preparing successful nominations, and much more.

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Tax Credits for Certified Rehabilitation of Historic Structures virtual workshop

May 18, 10 a.m.12 p.m.
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One event on May 19, 2022 at 10 a.m.

One event on May 20, 2022 at 10 a.m.

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will host a virtual three-session Tax Credit workshop series from May 18 to May 20. All sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to noon.

Participants will learn about the federal and state investment tax credits for certified rehabilitation of a certified historic structure.

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Tax Credits for Certified Rehabilitation of Historic Structures virtual workshop

May 19, 10 a.m.12 p.m.
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One event on May 19, 2022 at 10 a.m.

One event on May 20, 2022 at 10 a.m.

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will host a virtual three-session Tax Credit workshop series from May 18 to May 20. All sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to noon.

Participants will learn about the federal and state investment tax credits for certified rehabilitation of a certified historic structure.

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Tax Credits for Certified Rehabilitation of Historic Structures virtual workshop

May 20, 10 a.m.12 p.m.
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One event on May 19, 2022 at 10 a.m.

One event on May 20, 2022 at 10 a.m.

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will host a virtual three-session Tax Credit workshop series from May 18 to May 20. All sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to noon.

Participants will learn about the federal and state investment tax credits for certified rehabilitation of a certified historic structure.

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June 2022

“Shut the Door! Barns in Oklahoma: Use of Stone and Bank Barns in Oklahoma” webinar

June 28, 6 p.m.

The State Historic Preservation Office is hosting a webinar series entitled "Shut the Door! Barns in Oklahoma" featuring presenters who specialize in barn history, construction, and restoration. On Tuesday, June 28, the topic will be "Use of Stone and Bank Barns in Oklahoma." These presentations will be held on the last Tuesday of every other month, beginning at 6 p.m. The webinars will be limited to the first 100 registrants. August 30 - "Signs of Ethnicity and Adaption in Oklahoma…

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