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July 2019

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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“Oklahoma’s Medal of Honor Recipients” presentation by Jody Turner

July 18, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

On Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m. the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus will host a presentation about Oklahoma’s Medal of Honor recipients. Jody Turner of Enid, Oklahoma, will review the history of the Medal of Honor from the Civil War through the most recent military conflicts, focusing on the interesting and inspiring stories of Oklahomans who have earned the oldest US military award for bravery. Turner is a veteran of the US Air Force with 21 years…

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Oklahoma Trivia Night presented by History OffCenter

July 18, 8 p.m.10 p.m.
The Pump Bar, 2425 North Walker Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73103

c Can you name Oklahoma’s largest county by area? Do you know the Oklahoma hometown of the man who voiced Donald Duck? Did you know that green corn is both a vegetable and a rebellion? It’s time to dust off your thinking cap and join History OffCenter for its second annual Oklahoma Trivia Night at The Pump Bar on Thursday, July 18, at 8 p.m. Questions will cover topics including geography, politics, popular culture, sports, and everything in between! You might…

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“Carpentry” Family Day at the Ranch

July 20, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

Experience life on a 19th-century ranch near Oologah! Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch will host Family Day at the Ranch on Saturday, July 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. Hands-on activities and demonstrations will give visitors a glimpse of everyday life on the ranch during Will Rogers’s childhood. This month’s theme is “Carpentry.” 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…

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The Day We Walked on the Moon (2019) film screening

July 20, 1 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the Oklahoma History Center will host a screening of the Smithsonian Channel™ film titled The Day We Walked on the Moon (2019) on Saturday, July 20, 1 p.m. The film features interviews from key figures in NASA Mission Control, contemporary astronauts, and the families of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong. The program runs approximately 50 minutes and has a TV-PG rating. This event is made possible through the History Center’s…

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Wanted: Dead or Alive exhibit opens

July 22, 10 a.m.5 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Monday, July 22, the Oklahoma History Center will open its newest exhibit, Wanted: Dead or Alive. This photography exhibit is comprised of images of some of Oklahoma’s most infamous criminals and will be on display until February 29, 2020. Images utilized in the exhibit have been drawn from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the University of Oklahoma Western History Collections, the National Archives, the vast photographic archives of the Oklahoma Historical Society, and private lenders. The 38 black-and-white images…

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Okietales

July 24, 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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National History Day Boot Camp

July 25, 10:30 a.m.5 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Teachers, would you like to bring project-based learning and critical thinking skills into your classroom? Come to National History Day Boot Camp to learn about this adaptable curriculum for students grades 6 to 12. This program will be held Thursday, July 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is $10 for OHS members and $15 for the general public. Registration opens June 13 and closes July 17. For more information, please email education@okhistory.org. Register Online

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

July 26
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Events will be June 7 and 8, 2019
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

Due to 21” of rain with more projected, the Wild West Show has been postponed until July 26 and 27. Thank you for your understanding. The safety of the performers and spectators is our priority. Tickets now on sale! The Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will celebrate the Women of the Wild West Shows with the re-creation of Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show on July 26 and 27, 2019. Preshow entertainment begins at 7 p.m. and the Wild West…

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OHC Museum Store Summer Sale

July 26, 10 a.m.5 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 10 a.m., repeating until July 27, 2019

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

Join us at the Oklahoma History Center Museum Store for our annual Summer Sale, held on Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop in during the sale and save on our great selection of books, which focus on the history and culture of the great state of Oklahoma! We have greatly expanded different sections in our titles, including children’s books, women’s history, and African American history. In addition to our new releases, come…

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Will Rogers Movie Night

July 26, 7 p.m.8:30 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, July 26, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy free popcorn and drinks while watching a Will Rogers film. This event is free to attend thanks to sponsorship by the Bank of Commerce. Please call 918-341-0719 for more information.

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

July 27
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Events will be June 7 and 8, 2019
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

Due to 21” of rain with more projected, the Wild West Show has been postponed until July 26 and 27. Thank you for your understanding. The safety of the performers and spectators is our priority. Tickets now on sale! The Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will celebrate the Women of the Wild West Shows with the re-creation of Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show on July 26 and 27, 2019. Preshow entertainment begins at 7 p.m. and the Wild West…

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National Day of the Cowboy celebration

July 27
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

Celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy at Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum on Saturday, July 27. This year, you can attend the rescheduled Wild West Show—it’s the perfect way to join the nationwide celebration! Tickets are now on sale! Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will celebrate the theme “Women of the Wild West Shows” during this year’s re-creation of Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show on Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27. Preshow entertainment begins at 7 p.m.…

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OHC Museum Store Summer Sale

July 27, 10 a.m.5 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 10 a.m., repeating until July 27, 2019

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

Join us at the Oklahoma History Center Museum Store for our annual Summer Sale, held on Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop in during the sale and save on our great selection of books, which focus on the history and culture of the great state of Oklahoma! We have greatly expanded different sections in our titles, including children’s books, women’s history, and African American history. In addition to our new releases, come…

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“The Revolutionary War Your Mother Didn’t Tell You About” living history program

July 27, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Genealogical Society and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present a Revolutionary War living history program on Saturday, July 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. Historian Mike Sheriff will give this presentation in two parts. It will begin with a first-person narrative of a 1783 Virginia regimental soldier talking about the American War of Independence. This will include events leading up to the war, some battles, the life of a soldier, the division between people living in the colonies,…

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“My Family Tree” Family Fun Day

July 27, 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. 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. The theme for Saturday, July 27, will be “My Family Tree.” Please call 580-237-1907 for more information.

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Blacksmithing Demonstrations

July 29, 5 p.m.7 p.m.
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Cherokee Strip Museum, 2617 West Fir Street Perry, OK 73077

Visit the Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry on the last Monday of each month for Blacksmithing Demonstrations in the new blacksmith shop. The demonstrations will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Guests can enjoy watching the craftsmen work and will have an opportunity for hands-on experiences. This educational event is free to attend, but donations are appreciated. For more information please call 580-336-2405.

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

July 31
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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Okietales

July 31, 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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August 2019

Vintage Snack Sets exhibit opens

August 1
Fred Drummond Home, 305 North Price Avenue Hominy, OK 74035

The Fred Drummond Home in Hominy will feature a Vintage Snack Sets exhibit throughout the month of August. During the 1940s, ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, women were expected to entertain at home by hosting teas, coffees, or church socials. Often they would use pretty snack sets that included a plate with a round indention to hold the matching cup. This exhibit will include pieces by manufacturers such as Anchor Hocking, Hazel-Atlas, the Indiana Glass Company, Royal Windsor, Queen Anne, and…

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Back to School Bash

August 1, 6 p.m.8 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Educators, get ready for resources galore! This year's Back to School Bash will be held Thursday, August 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. Come to the Oklahoma History Center for free resources covering everything from science to social studies from museums and organizations around the state. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. This event is free, but we ask that you preregister. If your organization would like a table at the Back to School Bash, please complete our…

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Historical Timeline Candlelight Tour *Canceled*

August 2, 7 p.m.9 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Historical Timeline Candlelight Tour has been canceled and may be rescheduled for another time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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“Finding the Girls” genealogy program

August 3, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society will present “Finding the Girls” on Saturday, August 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Persons researching their families for any length of time have encountered the problems with researching females. In our society, their names change with marriage, and in the past, females could not own property or enter into contracts, which makes locating them in legal records even more difficult. So, what’s a researcher to do? Learn how to consider the times and some of the techniques for researching the females in…

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Will Rogers and Wiley Post Fly-In

August 10
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

On Saturday, August 10, starting at 8:30 a.m., aviation enthusiasts will mark 84 years since Will Rogers and Wiley Post died in an Alaska plane crash. To honor their memory, pilots of small planes will land on a 2,000-foot grass strip at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, adjacent to the house where Rogers was born in 1879. The fly-in is an opportunity for the public to get an up-close look at vintage and late-model small aircraft and visit with the…

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

August 10, 9 a.m.11 a.m.
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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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Victorian Tea Party at Horizon Hill

August 10, 11:30 a.m.1 p.m.
A. J. Seay Mansion, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

Visit Kingfisher on Saturday, August 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Victorian Tea Party at Horizon Hill, the home of Oklahoma Territorial Governor A. J. Seay. Guests will be treated to a variety of traditional teas and snacks in the parlors of Horizon Hill. During the event, Dr. Lindsey Churchill, associate professor in the Department of History and Geography at the University of Central Oklahoma, will speak on the topic of women’s movements. The cost for the…

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“Civil War Weapons and Artillery” Second Saturday Demo

August 10, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Visit Fort Towson Historic Site for its Second Saturday Demo series on Saturday, August 10, at 1 p.m. This month’s topic is “Civil War Weapons and Artillery.” Guests are invited to learn about the types of arms used by Union and Confederate troops during the Civil War. Please call 580-873-2634 for more information.

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“Aviation and Vance Air Force Base” Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture

August 14, 12 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host a free Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture on Wednesday, August 14, at noon. This month’s topic will be “Aviation and Vance Air Force Base.” Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches and learn something new! The Brown Bag series is sponsored by Park Avenue Thrift of Enid. For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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Mysteries of the Mansion tour

August 15, 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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Oklahoma Landscapes: Watercolors by Derald Swineford premiere program

August 15, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus opened a new exhibit on July 2 titled Oklahoma Landscapes: Watercolors by Derald Swineford. A premiere program for the exhibit will be held on Thursday, August 15, at 7 p.m., and the exhibit will run until September 30. Derald Swineford was the chair of the Art Department at the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, later called the Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts (now the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma)…

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Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster, 1844–2012 exhibit closes

August 16
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s special exhibit titled Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster, 1844–2012 will be available to visitors through Friday, August 16. This traveling exhibit from ExhibitsUSA features an array of historic political posters. Sign of the Times is on display May 15 through August 16. This exhibit is included with regular museum admission. For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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Living History Training Interpretive Class

August 16, 10:30 a.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Ever wondered how living history or reenactor characters are created? The Oklahoma History Center will offer a Living History Training Interpretive class on Friday, August 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come learn all the tips, tricks, and interesting stories behind creating a character. The cost is $40 for OHS members and $50 for the general public. Registration opens July 5 and closes August 7. For more information, please email education@okhistory.org. Register Online

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“Judge Parker’s Court” presentation by Dr. Aaron Mason

August 17, 10 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

The Sod House Museum near Aline is excited to host a presentation titled “Judge Parker’s Court” on Saturday, August 17, at 10 a.m. It will be presented by Dr. Aaron Mason, professor of political science at Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) in Alva. Isaac C. Parker was appointed as judge of the US District Court at Fort Smith, Arkansas, in 1875. The court had jurisdiction over 11 western Arkansas counties and Indian Territory. Most people recognize Judge Parker as the…

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Aviation Day

August 17, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

On Saturday, August 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host Aviation Day, a hands-on event celebrating the history of flight, particularly in Oklahoma. The family-friendly activities will include foam flyer demonstrations by the Enid Chapter of Remote Controlled Model Aeronautics, paper airplane flying contests, balsa wood glider races, appearances by pilots from Vance Air Force Base, and some activities for budding aeronautical engineers. On view during the event will be…

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“Corn Husk Dolls” Family Day at the Ranch

August 17, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

Experience life on a 19th-century ranch near Oologah! Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch will host Family Day at the Ranch on Saturday, August 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. Hands-on activities and demonstrations will give visitors a glimpse of everyday life on the ranch during Will Rogers’s childhood. This month, attendees will have an opportunity to make corn husk dolls. Visitors also can enjoy a scenic stroll through the expansive property, with beautiful views of Oologah Lake, a longhorn herd, and…

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“UCO: the Best-Kept Secret in the OKC Metro Area” program

August 21, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society will present “UCO: the Best-Kept Secret in the OKC Metro Area” Wednesday, August 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. Nicole Willard will speak about collections at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). The Max Chambers Library, Archives, and Special Collections at UCO have a rich tradition of collecting materials to document the history of the university, Edmond, and other Oklahoma communities. In this session, you will learn about special collections that may help with your genealogical research. Nicole…

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Blacksmithing Demonstrations

August 26, 5 p.m.7 p.m.
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An event every month that begins at 5 p.m. on day Last of the month, repeating until August 26, 2019

Cherokee Strip Museum, 2617 West Fir Street Perry, OK 73077

Visit the Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry on the last Monday of each month for Blacksmithing Demonstrations in the new blacksmith shop. The demonstrations will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Guests can enjoy watching the craftsmen work and will have an opportunity for hands-on experiences. This educational event is free to attend, but donations are appreciated. For more information please call 580-336-2405.

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50 Years of Photojournalism at The Oklahoman exhibit opens

August 27
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is pleased to present a special exhibit titled 50 Years of Photojournalism at The Oklahoman. This exhibit will be on display August 27 through November 9. For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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Will Rogers Movie Night

August 30, 7 p.m.8:30 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, August 30, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy free popcorn and drinks while watching a Will Rogers film. This event is free to attend thanks to sponsorship by the Bank of Commerce. Please call 918-341-0719 for more information.

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Vintage Snack Sets exhibit closes

August 31
Fred Drummond Home, 305 North Price Avenue Hominy, OK 74035

The Fred Drummond Home in Hominy will feature a Vintage Snack Sets exhibit throughout the month of August. During the 1940s, ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, women were expected to entertain at home by hosting teas, coffees, or church socials. Often they would use pretty snack sets that included a plate with a round indention to hold the matching cup. This exhibit will include pieces by manufacturers such as Anchor Hocking, Hazel-Atlas, the Indiana Glass Company, Royal Windsor, Queen Anne, and…

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