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December 2020

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

December 30, 2020

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 new Facebook group launched in October to bring a version of the site’s events and programs to a larger audience while keeping everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. To celebrate the holidays, the Facebook group will be free to join during the month of December. The merry activities and videos that…

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January 2021

“Life at Hunter’s Home: The Lady of the House” begins (virtual)

January 5, 2021

During the month of January 2021 Hunter’s Home will continue digital programming centered on the lady of the house, Minerva Ross Murrell. The “Life at Hunter’s Home” Facebook group is a way to engage in the site’s events and programs from home while keeping safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. January programs will focus on medicine, mourning practices, and birthday celebrations in the 19th century. Beginning on January 5, the programming with explore 19th-century medicines and illnesses that correlate to the…

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Knitting class (virtual and on-site)

January 30, 2021, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will present a knitting class on Saturday, January 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants will learn basic knitting stitches and tips to create your own masterpieces! Knitting needles and yarn will be provided. This class will be available both in a socially distanced classroom and through virtual instruction. Registration is $15 for OHS members and $20 for nonmembers. This class is designed for learners twelve and older. Registration closes on January 25. Register Online  

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“Life at Hunter’s Home: The Lady of the House” concludes (virtual)

January 31, 2021

During the month of January 2021 Hunter’s Home will continue digital programming centered on the lady of the house, Minerva Ross Murrell. The “Life at Hunter’s Home” Facebook group is a way to engage in the site’s events and programs from home while keeping safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. January programs will focus on medicine, mourning practices, and birthday celebrations in the 19th century. Beginning on January 5, the programming with explore 19th-century medicines and illnesses that correlate to the…

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February 2021

“Race and Place: Yellow Fever and the Free African Society in Philadelphia,” Pandemic Perspectives: Stories Through Collections (virtual)

February 2, 2021, 3 p.m.4 p.m.

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a virtual portal to the Smithsonian program “Race and Place: Yellow Fever and the Free African Society in Philadelphia,” on Tuesday, February 2, at 3 p.m. This event is free, but preregistration is required. The program is part of a series of online talks from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The program will use the virtual platform to present historical objects in the national collections to lend perspective…

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“Life at Hunter’s Home: Voices of Enslaved People” begins (virtual)

February 4, 2021

Hunter’s Home in Park Hill will commemorate Black History Month with programming that gives voice to the enslaved residents of the home. During the month of February, visitors can join the “Life at Hunter’s Home” Facebook group. This online offering is a way to engage with the site’s events and programs virtually while keeping safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. February programming will feature many of the people who lived and performed slave labor on the plantation, such as Susan, Ike, Nelson, Eliza,…

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“Blacks on the Oklahoma Frontier: Lawmen, Outlaws, Cowboys, Cowgirls, and Rodeos,” the third Oklahoma African American Film Festival (virtual)

February 6, 2021, 6 p.m.

The program will be available at okhistory.org/learn/filmfestival at 6 p.m. on February 6. On Saturday, February 6, 2021, at 6 p.m. the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) Black Heritage Committee will present “Blacks on the Oklahoma Frontier: Lawmen, Outlaws, Cowboys, Cowgirls, and Rodeos,” the third Oklahoma African American Film Festival. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s festival will be held virtually. The online festival is free to the public, and no registration is necessary. The focus of this year’s festival…

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“Indian Territory, 1863: Strategy & Logistics in the Decisive Year” presentation by Dr. Zac Cowsert (virtual)

February 12, 2021, 2 p.m.

Honey Springs Battlefield will host “Indian Territory, 1863: Strategy & Logistics in the Decisive Year,” a live virtual lecture on Friday, February 12 at 2 p.m. CST (3 EST). In this hour-long lecture, Dr. Zac Cowsert will explore both Union and Confederate strategies, logistical hurdles, and key engagements of the Civil War’s most decisive year in Indian Territory. A unique theater of the Civil War, commanders in Indian Territory commanded biracial and triracial armies, managed large refugee populations, and struggled…

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Reclaiming History: Our Native Daughters available online (virtual)

February 23, 2021, 8 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Oklahoma History Center will begin streaming the Smithsonian program Reclaiming History: Our Native Daughters on February 23. The program gives a behind-the-scenes look at Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell Music as they go from the studio to the stage. The stream will be available on the History Center's Facebook page until Friday, February 26. On that day, the Oklahoma History Center also will host a live-streamed panel event with Our Native…

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“Life at Hunter’s Home: Voices of Enslaved People” concludes (virtual)

February 26, 2021

Hunter’s Home in Park Hill will commemorate Black History Month with programming that gives voice to the enslaved residents of the home. During the month of February, visitors can join the “Life at Hunter’s Home” Facebook group. This online offering is a way to engage with the site’s events and programs virtually while keeping safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. February programming will feature many of the people who lived and performed slave labor on the plantation, such as Susan, Ike, Nelson, Eliza,…

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“Reclaiming History: Our Native Daughters” panel event (virtual)

February 26, 2021, 11 a.m.

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Oklahoma History Center will host a live-streamed panel event with musicians Amythyst Kiah, Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell of Our Native Daughters. The musicians will discuss their history and music Friday, February 26 at 11 a.m. Visit the Oklahoma History Center's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/okhistorycenter to watch the live stream. The Oklahoma History Center will also stream the Smithsonian program Reclaiming History: Our Native Daughters on Facebook from February 23 to 26. The…

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March 2021

“Life at Hunter’s Home: Women of Hunter’s Home” begins (virtual)

March 1, 2021

During the month of March, Hunter’s Home in Park Hill will continue its “Life at Hunter’s Home” subscription Facebook page with a focus on Women’s History Month. “Life at Hunter’s Home: Women of Hunter’s Home” will present the women of Hunter’s Home and their roles and responsibilities, including Minerva and Amanda Murrell’s duties as mistress of the plantation, the jobs and responsibilities of the enslaved women, and the daily activities described in Emily Murrell’s journal. “Life at Hunter’s Home” is…

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“African American Women’s Activism in Historical Perspective” program (virtual)

March 3, 2021, 6 p.m.

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a virtual portal to the Smithsonian program, “African American Women’s Activism in Historical Perspective,” on Wednesday, March 3, at 6 p.m. This event is free to watch on Zoom, but preregistration is required. This program is part of a series of Smithsonian Affiliations’ Virtual Scholar Talks celebrating Women’s History Month, as well as discussing the Smithsonian’s latest book, Smithsonian American Women. It will highlight objects related to African American women’s…

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“Lena Richard and Julia Child: Two Women Who Changed Culinary History” program (virtual)

March 10, 2021, 6 p.m.

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a virtual portal to the Smithsonian program, “Lena Richard and Julia Child: Two Women Who Changed Culinary History,” on Wednesday, March 10, at 6 p.m. This event is free to watch on Zoom, but preregistration is required. This program is part of a series of Smithsonian Affiliations’ Virtual Scholar Talks celebrating Women’s History Month, as well as discussing the Smithsonian’s latest book, Smithsonian American Women. Through their cookbooks, teaching, and…

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On the Peak Lecture: Women‘s Suffrage (virtual)

March 17, 2021, 12 p.m.1 p.m.

In this On the Peak Lecture, Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will discuss the women's suffrage movement in America, and its impact on Oklahoma. This free program will be available via Facebook Live. Visit www.facebook.com/pawneebillranch on Wednesday, March 17, from noon to 1 p.m. to watch.

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“Women in Aerospace: Stories from the Smithsonian Collection” program (virtual)

March 17, 2021, 4 p.m.6 p.m.

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a virtual portal to the Smithsonian program, “Women in Aerospace: Stories from the Smithsonian Collection,” on Wednesday, March 17, at 4 p.m. This event is free to watch on Zoom, but preregistration is required. This program is part of a series of Smithsonian Affiliations’ Virtual Scholar Talks celebrating Women’s History Month, as well as discussing the Smithsonian’s latest book, Smithsonian American Women. Featured speaker Dr. Margaret Weitekamp, Curator and Department…

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“Collecting COVID-19 at the National Museum of American History,” Pandemic Perspectives: Stories Through Collections (virtual)

March 23, 2021, 3 p.m.

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a virtual portal to the Smithsonian program “Collecting COVID-19 at the National Museum of American History” on Tuesday, March 23, at 3 p.m. COVID-19 has dramatically altered the United States, impacting almost every aspect of everyday life. For museums that document the history of their communities, collecting around COVID-19 has posed multiple challenges. Panelists will share their thoughts on the pandemic’s impact on communities and discuss how the National Museum…

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“Ancient Worlds Contemporary Selves: Smithsonian Scholars Explore Intersectionality” program (virtual)

March 24, 2021, 6 p.m.

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a virtual portal to the Smithsonian program, “Ancient Worlds Contemporary Selves: Smithsonian Scholars Explore Intersectionality,” on Wednesday, March 24, at 6 p.m. This event is free to watch on Zoom, but preregistration is required. This program is part of a series of Smithsonian Affiliations’ Virtual Scholar Talks celebrating Women’s History Month, as well as discussing the Smithsonian’s latest book, Smithsonian American Women. In this discussion, scholars from the National Museum…

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

March 31, 2021

During the month of March, Hunter’s Home in Park Hill will continue its “Life at Hunter’s Home” subscription Facebook page with a focus on Women’s History Month. “Life at Hunter’s Home: Women of Hunter’s Home” will present the women of Hunter’s Home and their roles and responsibilities, including Minerva and Amanda Murrell’s duties as mistress of the plantation, the jobs and responsibilities of the enslaved women, and the daily activities described in Emily Murrell’s journal. “Life at Hunter’s Home” is…

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On the Peak Lecture: Lillian Smith (virtual)

March 31, 2021, 12 p.m.

On Wednesday, March 31, the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will feature another installment of the online lecture series On the Peak as a Facebook Live event. The topic for the March 31 lecture will be Lillian Smith. Born in 1871, Smith was one of the prominent female stars of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. As a cowgirl entertainer, she typified the determination of women of her era broke gender barriers with her skill and marksmanship. The Pawnee Bill Ranch…

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“Women Artists Respond to Place” program (virtual)

March 31, 2021, 4 p.m.

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a virtual portal to the Smithsonian program, “Women Artists Respond to Place,” on Wednesday, March 31, at 4 p.m. This event is free to watch on Zoom, but preregistration is required. This program is part of a series of Smithsonian Affiliations’ Virtual Scholar Talks celebrating Women’s History Month, as well as discussing the Smithsonian’s latest book, Smithsonian American Women. In this discussion, the significance of landscapes, places, and narratives of…

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April 2021

On the Peak Lecture (virtual)

April 14, 2021, 12 p.m.1 p.m.
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, repeating until May 26, 2021

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. Visit www.facebook.com/pawneebillranch to learn more and view the lecture.

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Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors meeting (virtual and on-site)

April 21, 2021, 1:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors meetings are held in January, April, July, and October on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.

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2021 Oklahoma History Conference “Perspectives in History” (virtual)

April 22, 2021April 23, 2021

The 2021 Oklahoma History Conference is going virtual! Join us April 22–23 as scholars, students, historians, and authors from across the state and country share the history and culture of Oklahoma. This year’s lineup will include eleven scheduled sessions, two programs, and eleven on-demand sessions. The entire conference will be online, including a special tribute to the late Steve Ripley from the Red Dirt Rangers and the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. We are proud to announce the conference keynote speaker will be celebrated poet, author, and musician Joy Harjo.

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Pawnee Bill Puzzle Club (virtual)

April 25, 2021, 5 p.m.6 p.m.
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An event every month that begins at 5 p.m. on day Last of the month, repeating until May 30, 2021

Join the interpretive staff of the Pawnee Bill Ranch as we put together puzzles and talk about history! We invite you to watch us on Facebook Live and put together your own puzzle. Pawnee Bill Puzzle Club is held on the last Sunday of the month from 5 to 6 p.m. Visit www.facebook.com/pawneebillranch to join in.

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On the Peak Lecture (virtual)

April 28, 2021, 12 p.m.1 p.m.
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, repeating until May 26, 2021

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. Visit www.facebook.com/pawneebillranch to learn more and view the lecture.

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May 2021

On the Peak Lecture (virtual)

May 12, 2021, 12 p.m.1 p.m.
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, repeating until May 26, 2021

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. Visit www.facebook.com/pawneebillranch to learn more and view the lecture.

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Working with the National Register of Historic Places workshop (virtual)

May 21, 2021, 10 a.m.3 p.m.

Join us in May as the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) staff lead a workshop on the National Register of Historic Places, the foundation of the SHPO's programs. This virtual workshop is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will have ample opportunity for questions and discussion. Register Online

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On the Peak Lecture (virtual)

May 26, 2021, 12 p.m.1 p.m.
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, repeating until May 26, 2021

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. Visit www.facebook.com/pawneebillranch to learn more and view the lecture.

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“The Diary of a Union Soldier from Kansas,” presentation by Tom Wing (virtual)

May 29, 2021, 1 p.m.

Honey Springs Battlefield will host a virtual lecture, “The Diary of a Union Soldier from Kansas,” on Saturday, May 29, at 1 p.m. central time. Tom Wing, assistant professor of history at the University of Arkansas–Fort Smith and author of the book entitled ‘A Rough Introduction to This Sunny Land’: The Civil War Diary of Private Henry A. Strong, Co. K, Twelfth Kansas Infantry, will speak about the experiences of Private Henry Strong during the Civil War in present-day Oklahoma.…

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Pawnee Bill Puzzle Club (virtual)

May 30, 2021, 5 p.m.6 p.m.
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An event every month that begins at 5 p.m. on day Last of the month, repeating until May 30, 2021

Join the interpretive staff of the Pawnee Bill Ranch as we put together puzzles and talk about history! We invite you to watch us on Facebook Live and put together your own puzzle. Pawnee Bill Puzzle Club is held on the last Sunday of the month from 5 to 6 p.m. Visit www.facebook.com/pawneebillranch to join in.

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June 2021

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

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.…

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Bitter Root panel discussion (on-site and virtual)

June 2, 2021, 6 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Greenwood Cultural Center, 322 North Greenwood Avenue Tulsa, OK 74120

To commemorate the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre, OKPOP and the Greenwood Cultural Center are partnering to host a panel discussion focusing on the award-winning Bitter Root comic book series on Wednesday, June 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The panelists will include the writers, artist, and editor of Bitter Root, published by Image Comics. The program will open with words from Dr. Stevie Johnson, educator with the Bob Dylan Archive, and Mechelle Brown, program director for the Greenwood…

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Pawnee Bill Puzzle Club (virtual)

June 13, 2021, 5 p.m.

On Sunday, June 13, join the interpretive staff of the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum (PBR) as they put together puzzles and talk about Oklahoma history. This online event is an engaging way to gather the family together at home while learning lessons about Oklahoma's history from knowledgeable staff at the museum. Find the club on Facebook Live, and put together your own puzzle of choice at home while the staff pieces together both a puzzle and Oklahoma’s rich history.…

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2021 Enid Summer Chautauqua virtual event

June 15, 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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2021 Enid Summer Chautauqua virtual event

June 16, 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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On the Peak Lecture (virtual)

June 16, 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 16, the topic for the for lecture will be the World's Columbian Exposition also known as the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. It is a fascinating story of ingenuity, invention, wild west shows, and even murder! Visit PBR's Facebook page to find out more about the On the Peak…

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2021 Enid Summer Chautauqua virtual event

June 17, 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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“What America’s Greatest Father-Daughter Political Dynasty Teaches Us About Fixing Democracy” Smithsonian program (virtual)

June 17, 2021, 6 p.m.

Just in time for Father’s Day, join Smithsonian Affiliations on June 17 for this talk with the National Museum of American History’s Jon Grinspan. He will explore America's greatest father-daughter political dynasty, Congressman William “Pig Iron” Kelley and his daughter, labor activist Florence Kelley. Will Kelley campaigned for abolition, women’s suffrage, workers’ rights, voting rights, and many more causes in the 19th century, and raised his daughter to carry on his legacy, even though she could not vote or hold…

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2021 Enid Summer Chautauqua virtual event

June 18, 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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