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May 2019

“Women in Comics” program

May 23, 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Pioneer Woman Museum, 701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

The Pioneer Woman Museum in Ponca City will host a program titled “Women in Comics” on Thursday, May 23, at 5:30 p.m. The program will be presented by Jeff Provine, professor at Oklahoma City Community College. It is being held in conjunction with the museum’s newest exhibit, Wonder Women: The Evolution of Women in Comics. Tickets are $5 and include admission to the museum. For more information please call 580-765-6108.

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Movie Night featuring State Fair (1933)

May 24, 7 p.m.9 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will host a Movie Night in its newly renovated theater on Friday, May 24, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy free popcorn and drinks while watching State Fair (1933). This event is free to attend. Please call 918-341-0719 for more information.

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Apron Strings: Ties to the Past exhibit closes

May 25
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

Visitors can explore the history of the apron through the exhibit Apron Strings: Ties to the Past now through May 25 at the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus. Although taken for granted by many social and art historians, the apron is the subject of a fascinating reevaluation in this popular ExhibitsUSA exhibition. Featuring 51 vintage and contemporary examples, the exhibition chronicles changing attitudes toward women and domestic work. It surveys the wide range of design and craft techniques…

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Tour de Quartz exhibit opens

May 25
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

From May 25 to June 29, the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus will host Tour de Quartz, a selection of artwork created by Oklahoma high school students during the 2018 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain. Each student artist is represented by one piece of artwork in Tour de Quartz. The exhibition of 20 photographs and 19 paintings will be on display in the First Gallery of the museum. During their two-week residency at Quartz Mountain, students…

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“Print Making” Family Fun Day

May 25, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

On the last Saturday of each month, the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center will host Family Fun Day from 1 to 3 p.m. Join us on Saturday, May 25, for print making! Each Saturday will feature a different theme and activity. All activities and supplies are included with admission and all family members are encouraged to participate. Please call 580-237-1907 for more information.

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Performance by Navy Band Southwest

May 28, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is proud to announce an upcoming performance of Navy Band Southwest on Tuesday, May 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The concert is open to the public at no charge.

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Smoke Over Oklahoma: The Railroad Photographs of Preston George exhibit closes

May 31
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

The Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher will host a traveling exhibit, Smoke Over Oklahoma: The Railroad Photographs of Preston George, from February 1 through May 31, 2019. This unique exhibit from the Oklahoma History Center features 1930s and 1940s images from the collection of railroad photographs taken by Preston George. George photographed trains in his spare time while working as a civil engineer in Colorado and Oklahoma. Born in 1906 in Indian Territory, George’s interest in trains began at an…

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June 2019

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!: The Origin of Modern Musical Theatre exhibit opens

June 1
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie will host the Oklahoma History Center’s traveling exhibit Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!: The Origin of Modern Musical Theatre from June 1 to July 31. The exhibit tells the story of the iconic musical Oklahoma! from its origins to the present. More than 75 years after Rodgers and Hammerstein adapted Lynn Riggs’s play Green Grow the Lilacs into Oklahoma!, the duo’s first collaboration remains one of their most celebrated productions. Often considered the first modern…

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Annual Pioneer Woman Museum Golf Tournament

June 1, 8 a.m.1 p.m.
Lew Wentz Memorial Golf Course, 2928 L. A. Cann Drive Ponca City, OK 74604

Grab your clubs and head to the Annual Pioneer Woman Museum Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 1, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration and check in will open at 7 a.m. This tournament is a fundraiser to benefit the Pioneer Woman Museum and Statue. The cost is $50 per person (or $200 for a four-man team). Carts and lunch are included. Sign up to play or be a sponsor at www.pioneerwomanmuseum.com. You can also register by calling 580-765-6108 or…

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Family Day at the Ranch

June 1, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

Visit the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch on June 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. for Family Day at the Ranch. Participants will learn the basics of carpentry as the first 20 build a birdhouse together. Visitors also can enjoy a scenic stroll through the expansive property, with beautiful views of Oologah Lake, a longhorn herd and many shade trees—perfect for picnicking. Family Day at the Ranch is free to attend, and donations are appreciated. Please call 918-341-0719 for more information.…

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The Green Book: Guide to Freedom film screening

June 1, 1 p.m.2 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will offer a screening of the Smithsonian Channel documentary The Green Book: Guide to Freedom on Saturday, June 1, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Chesapeake Event Center at the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. This film explores how and why African American postal employee Victor Hugo Green developed and published a guidebook that allowed black travelers to embrace the adventure of road trips while navigating safe passage…

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“Angie Debo: Daughter of the Prairie” presentation by Patricia Loughlin

June 4, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

On Tuesday, June 4, at 7 p.m., at the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus author and historian Patricia Loughlin will discuss her recent children’s book Angie Debo: Daughter of the Prairie. Utilizing excerpts from Debo’s childhood diary, Loughlin provides an inspiring account of the life of Angie Debo chronicling her early years in Marshall, Oklahoma Territory, growing up on a farm with her parents and going to the local school. In the book, the author also explains the…

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Okietales

June 5, 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join the Oklahoma History Center for Okietales each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Okietales is a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids see and hear history! This program is for kids five and older. The cost is $2 for OHS members and $4 for the general public. Please note: Okietales will not be held on Wednesday, July 3.

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Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Celebrating Women of the Wild West Shows

June 7
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Events will be June 7 and 8, 2019
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

Tickets now on sale! The Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will celebrate the Women of the Wild West Shows with the recreation of Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show on June 7 and 8, 2019. Preshow entertainment begins at 7 p.m. and the Wild West Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Stagecoaches will roll amid thundering horse hooves while the lightning of gunfire explodes around Pawnee Bill and his cohorts as the talented performers thrill and amaze audiences at the 2019…

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Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Celebrating Women of the Wild West Shows

June 8
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Events will be June 7 and 8, 2019
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

Tickets now on sale! The Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will celebrate the Women of the Wild West Shows with the recreation of Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show on June 7 and 8, 2019. Preshow entertainment begins at 7 p.m. and the Wild West Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Stagecoaches will roll amid thundering horse hooves while the lightning of gunfire explodes around Pawnee Bill and his cohorts as the talented performers thrill and amaze audiences at the 2019…

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

June 8, 9 a.m.11 a.m.
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An event every month that begins at 9 a.m. on day Second of the month, repeating until June 8, 2019

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

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Dutch Oven Cooking class

June 8, 9 a.m.1 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Learn a variety of historic recipes as you create a dish and discover how to use a Dutch oven in your backyard in a hands-on cooking class for teens and adults. Registration is $20 for OHS members and $30 for the general public, and includes all necessary materials. Registration opens on April 27 and closes on June 5. For more information, please email education@okhistory.org. Register Online

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Okietales

June 12, 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join the Oklahoma History Center for Okietales each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Okietales is a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids see and hear history! This program is for kids five and older. The cost is $2 for OHS members and $4 for the general public. Please note: Okietales will not be held on Wednesday, July 3.

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Summer Soiree

June 15, 7 p.m.9 p.m.
Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Preservation Oklahoma will host its fourth annual summer fundraising party, Summer Soiree, on Saturday, June 15, at 7 p.m., presented by Joy Homes. Taking place on the lawn of the Overholser Mansion, the Summer Soiree will include live music, dancing, drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a raffle as well as all the glitz and glamour of the roaring ‘20s. All proceeds benefit the work of Preservation Oklahoma, including its stewardship of the 1903 Henry Overholser Mansion. All funds raised from…

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Juneteenth program with Carmen Fields

June 18, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Tuesday, June 18, at 7 p.m., the Oklahoma Historical Society will celebrate Juneteenth by hosting an evening with acclaimed journalist Carmen Fields at the Oklahoma History Center. This “Inside the Actors Studio”-style interview will be conducted by Oklahoma City journalist Joyce Jackson. The event is free to the public, but donations will be accepted to benefit the Shirley Ann Ballard Nero Endowment Fund. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tulsa native Carmen Fields earned a bachelor’s degree from Lincoln…

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Okietales

June 19, 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join the Oklahoma History Center for Okietales each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Okietales is a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids see and hear history! This program is for kids five and older. The cost is $2 for OHS members and $4 for the general public. Please note: Okietales will not be held on Wednesday, July 3.

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Mysteries of the Mansion tour

June 20, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
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Mysteries of the Mansion tours are held on the third Thursday of the month.
Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Visit the Henry Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City for a Mysteries of the Mansion tour on Thursday at 7 p.m. This extended tour allows guests to tour the mansion at night, examine archival materials, and hear some amazing stories. Guests are asked to RSVP in advance and the cost is $20 per person. To make a reservation for this special tour, please call 405-525-5325 or email overholsermansion@preservationok.org. The Overholser Mansion is owned by the OHS and managed by Preservation Oklahoma,…

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Summer Solstice Walks

June 21
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, 18154 First Street Spiro, OK 74959

Start your summer with a trip to Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center for a special guided tour on the summer solstice. On June 21 there will be three walks led by archaeologist Dennis Peterson starting at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m. Each walk will include one mile of easy walking and last about two hours. There is a fee of $5 per adult and $3 per child this event in addition to the normal admission cost of $7 for…

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“The Jefferson Highway” presentation by author Jonita Mullins

June 22, 1 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center, 101601 South 4232 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Oklahoma author Jonita Mullins will present a program about the Jefferson Highway at the Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center on Saturday, June 22, at 1 p.m. Honey Springs Depot was a major stop along this historic road. Mullins has released a book sharing the road’s long roots titled The Jefferson Highway in Oklahoma: The Historic Osage Trace from the History Press. American Indians built the first interstate roads, and the one connecting Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas was first called…

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Ice Cream Social

June 22, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

Join the Chisholm Trail Museum at Horizon Hill on Saturday, June 22, 2019, for our annual Ice Cream Social. We will provide the ingredients and you provide the muscle for homemade ice cream treats. Bring a lawn chair, partake in a variety of yard games, and get to know your neighbors as you enjoy delicious frozen desserts. This event is free; however, donations will be accepted. Available while supplies last.

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Ice Cream Social

June 22, 1 p.m.4 p.m.
Fred Drummond Home, 305 North Price Avenue Hominy, OK 74035

The Friends of the Fred Drummond Home are happy to announce that the annual Ice Cream Social will be held at the home on Saturday, June 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. As a special treat this year, Chuck “Pa-Pa” Drummond, the father-in-law of Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond, will on hand to tell stories and visit with guests about the Drummond family and its history in the area. Visitors also can enjoy the Drummond heirloom exhibit, a display of family…

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Frontier Days Kids Camp

June 24, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
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June 24, 25, and 26
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

The Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah will host Frontier Days Kids Camp from June 24 to 26. The camp will be three days of fun experiences, showing children what life on the ranch was like in the 1800s. Hands-on activities will teach kids ages 5–12 about the hard work of ranch life in a fun and entertaining learning environment. Campers will converge on the ranch from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a chuck wagon lunch at the close…

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Frontier Days Kids Camp

June 25, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
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June 24, 25, and 26
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

The Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah will host Frontier Days Kids Camp from June 24 to 26. The camp will be three days of fun experiences, showing children what life on the ranch was like in the 1800s. Hands-on activities will teach kids ages 5–12 about the hard work of ranch life in a fun and entertaining learning environment. Campers will converge on the ranch from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a chuck wagon lunch at the close…

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Frontier Days Kids Camp

June 26, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
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June 24, 25, and 26
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

The Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah will host Frontier Days Kids Camp from June 24 to 26. The camp will be three days of fun experiences, showing children what life on the ranch was like in the 1800s. Hands-on activities will teach kids ages 5–12 about the hard work of ranch life in a fun and entertaining learning environment. Campers will converge on the ranch from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a chuck wagon lunch at the close…

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Okietales

June 26, 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join the Oklahoma History Center for Okietales each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Okietales is a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids see and hear history! This program is for kids five and older. The cost is $2 for OHS members and $4 for the general public. Please note: Okietales will not be held on Wednesday, July 3.

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Movie Night featuring David Harum (1934)

June 28, 7 p.m.9 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will host a Movie Night in its newly renovated theater on Friday, May 31, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy free popcorn and drinks while watching David Harum (1934). This event is free to attend. Please call 918-341-0719 for more information.

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Tour de Quartz exhibit closes

June 29
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

From May 25 to June 29, the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus will host Tour de Quartz, a selection of artwork created by Oklahoma high school students during the 2018 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain. Each student artist is represented by one piece of artwork in Tour de Quartz. The exhibition of 20 photographs and 19 paintings will be on display in the First Gallery of the museum. During their two-week residency at Quartz Mountain, students…

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Tracing Your Roots intermediate genealogy class

June 29, 1 p.m.4 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

The Chisholm Trail Museum will offer a series of classes designed to teach genealogy skills and resources, from the basics through advanced research. Topics include beginning genealogical research, record keeping, census records, accessing newspapers, American Indian genealogical research, accessing Oklahoma Historical Society archival information, identifying tools for success, and more. The class will be led by Laura Martin, deputy director of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Division. Registration for this class is $25 per person and $40 per pair. Please contact…

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“Pinwheel Making” Family Fun Day

June 29, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

On the last Saturday of each month, the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center will host Family Fun Day from 1 to 3 p.m. Join us on Saturday, June 29, for pinwheel making! Each Saturday will feature a different theme and activity. All activities and supplies are included with admission and all family members are encouraged to participate. Please call 580-237-1907 for more information.

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July 2019

Okietales

July 10, 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join the Oklahoma History Center for Okietales each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Okietales is a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids see and hear history! This program is for kids five and older. The cost is $2 for OHS members and $4 for the general public. Please note: Okietales will not be held on Wednesday, July 3.

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“Night at the Chuck Wagon”

July 12, 6 p.m.July 13, 9 a.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Pack your sleeping bag, pajamas, toothbrush and toothpaste for a “Night at the Chuck Wagon” at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum, an overnight event that will take place from 6 p.m. on Friday, July 12, to 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 13. This event is for children ages 5–12, accompanied by at least one adult. Participants will bed down in various parts of the museum for a night of 19th-century activities, movies, arts and crafts, games and storytelling, with a…

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Junior Curator Camp

July 15July 19
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Looking for a fun and productive summer activity? Participate in Oklahoma History Center’s Junior Curator Camp! This program is for students ages eight to twelve. Registration is $130 for OHS members and $150 for the general public. Registration opens June 3 and closes July 10. For more information or to receive a reminder when registration opens, please email education@okhistory.org.

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Okietales

July 17, 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join the Oklahoma History Center for Okietales each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Okietales is a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids see and hear history! This program is for kids five and older. The cost is $2 for OHS members and $4 for the general public. Please note: Okietales will not be held on Wednesday, July 3.

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Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting

July 18, 1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
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The HPRC meets quarterly.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is pleased to announce the Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee’s (HPRC) meeting schedule for 2019. The governor appoints the members of the HPRC to advise the SHPO about nominations to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and other preservation issues. Current HPRC members include Ron Frantz (architect, Oklahoma City); John Hartley (prehistoric archaeologist, Norman); Shirley Ballard Nero (historian, Clearview); Jana Phillips (architectural historian, Stillwater); and Charles Wallis (historical archaeologist, Norman). The HPRC’s 2019…

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Mysteries of the Mansion tour

July 18, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
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Mysteries of the Mansion tours are held on the third Thursday of the month.
Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Visit the Henry Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City for a Mysteries of the Mansion tour on Thursday at 7 p.m. This extended tour allows guests to tour the mansion at night, examine archival materials, and hear some amazing stories. Guests are asked to RSVP in advance and the cost is $20 per person. To make a reservation for this special tour, please call 405-525-5325 or email overholsermansion@preservationok.org. The Overholser Mansion is owned by the OHS and managed by Preservation Oklahoma,…

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