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December 2019

Holiday Market at the Museum

December 3, 7 p.m.9 p.m.
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie will host its sixth annual Holiday Market at the Museum on Tuesday, December 3, at 7 p.m. This event showcases the talents of area artists and provides a terrific holiday shopping opportunity for the members of the Western Trail Historical Society as well as the general public. The Holiday Market at the Museum is free and open to the public. Artists are carefully selected to ensure high quality and wide variety, as well as…

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The Section 106 Review Process: A Workshop for Agency Officials and Cultural Resource Management Consultants

December 5, 10:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office December workshop series will be held December 5–6, 2019, in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. The Section 106 Review Process: A Workshop for Agency Officials and Cultural Resource Management Consultants will be held Thursday, December 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The workshop provides the basics about the review process in Oklahoma under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation…

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Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings

December 6, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office December workshop series will be held December 5–6, 2019, in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings will be held on Friday, December, 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will learn about the federal and state investment tax credits for certified rehabilitation of a certified historic structure. A detailed discussion of the Historic Preservation Certification…

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The Secretary’s Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings

December 6, 1:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office December workshop series will be held December 5–6, 2019, in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. The Secretary's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings will be held on Friday, December, 6, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The workshop features a discussion of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitation. Generally known as The Standards, these common-sense principles are…

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Deck the Halls!

December 7, 10:30 a.m.12 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Who doesn’t like a good sale and holiday music? Come to the Oklahoma History Center for our annual Museum Store sale, holiday music played on the Kilgen Organ, and free crafts for kids. Deck the Halls! is a family-friendly event and is free with paid admission to the museum.

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Water/Ways exhibit opens

December 12
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Fort Towson Historic Site will host an exhibit titled Water/Ways, which will open on December 12. Water/Ways, an exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, explores the relationship between people and water. It explores the centrality of water in our lives including its effect on the environment and climate, its practical role in agriculture and economic planning, and its impact on culture and spirituality. Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, state…

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Christmas Open House

December 14, 1 p.m.4 p.m.
Fred Drummond Home, 305 North Price Avenue Hominy, OK 74035

The Friends of the Fred Drummond Home are pleased to announce that the annual Christmas Open House will be held on Saturday, December 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. Every room of the house will be decorated for the Christmas season, and open house tours will be available. At the end of the tour, guests can enjoy an assortment of snacks, Christmas cookies, and something yummy to drink. Live musical entertainment will be provided by Suzanne Drummond-Wooley and Jim Garling.…

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Christmas at the Fort

December 14, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Experience Christmas at the Fort at Fort Towson Historic Site on Saturday, December 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. Visitors can bundle up and enjoy a wagon tour of the grounds featuring historical interpreters. After a visit with Santa, enjoy cider and cookies in the sutler's store. For more information about the event, please call John Davis at 580-873-2634 or email jdavis@okhistory.org. Fort Towson Historic Site is located north of US 70 near Fort Towson.

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Sod House 125th Anniversary Open House

December 14, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

The Sod House Museum near Aline will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its centerpiece sod house by unveiling a sculpture of Marshal McCully, the man who built it, at an Open House on Saturday, December 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. The Open House is free to visitors as a “thank you” for continued support of the museum. Renowned sculptor and painter Burneta Venosdel created the likeness of McCully, and will be on-site for the unveiling of her sculpture, which…

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Mingle at the Mansion

December 14, 6 p.m.9 p.m.
Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Please join Preservation Oklahoma as we kick off the holiday season at our fifth annual holiday event—Mingle at the Mansion! The golden ropes of the historic Henry Overholser Mansion will come down and guests are invited to experience the house in all of its splendor, just as the Overholser family would have in its golden age of parties! Join us for a cocktail party at the Henry Overholser Mansion on Saturday, December 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests will…

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Winter Solstice Walks

December 22
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, 18154 First Street Spiro, OK 74959

Come to the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center on Sunday, December 22, 2019, for guided walks to learn about the winter solstice and how prehistoric American Indians dealt with the changes in the seasons. Archaeologist and manager Dennis Peterson will lead guided tours starting at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m. Each walk will take about two hours and require a mile of easy walking. The pace of life today is so rushed and hectic that the natural rhythms of…

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January 2020

Reflections of the Wichitas: Oils and Watercolors by Katherine Liontas-Warren exhibit closes

January 21, 2020
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus is pleased to host a special exhibit titled Reflections of the Wichitas: Oils and Watercolors by Katherine Liontas-Warren. The exhibit showcases more than two dozen beautiful pieces by Katherine Liontas-Warren. Each piece celebrates the majesty of the landscapes found in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Liontas-Warren has been an Oklahoma resident since 1984 and is currently a professor of art at Cameron University in Lawton, where she teaches drawing, watercolor, and printmaking.…

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“From Gospel to Jazz and Beyond” Kilgen Organ performance featuring Tedde Gibson

January 27, 2020, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is pleased to announce a Kilgen Organ series performance featuring organist Tedde Gibson. The theme will be “From Gospel to Jazz and Beyond.” This performance will be Monday, January 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $20 for nonmembers, and may be reserved by calling 405-522-0765. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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April 2020

“Hello to Hollywood” Kilgen Organ performance featuring Rob Richards

April 20, 2020, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is pleased to announce a Kilgen Organ series performance featuring Rob Richards (tentative). The theme will be “Hello to Hollywood.” This performance will be Monday, April 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $20 for nonmembers, and may be reserved by calling 405-522-0765. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Oklahoma History Conference

April 22, 2020
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The conference is Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Sequoyah State Park, 19808 Park 10 Hulbert, OK 74441

Join the OHS and our host, the City of Wagoner, at Sequoyah State Park April 22–24, 2020. The theme is "Connecting Cultures: Exploring the Three Forks." The Oklahoma Historical Society presents an annual conference in April. Each year the conference focuses on a different theme pertaining to Oklahoma history, preservation, and culture. Conference sessions are presented by historians, authors, and scholars from around the state and country. The conference also includes the annual meeting of the OHS membership. Optional activities…

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Oklahoma History Conference

April 23, 2020
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The conference is Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Sequoyah State Park, 19808 Park 10 Hulbert, OK 74441

Join the OHS and our host, the City of Wagoner, at Sequoyah State Park April 22–24, 2020. The theme is "Connecting Cultures: Exploring the Three Forks." The Oklahoma Historical Society presents an annual conference in April. Each year the conference focuses on a different theme pertaining to Oklahoma history, preservation, and culture. Conference sessions are presented by historians, authors, and scholars from around the state and country. The conference also includes the annual meeting of the OHS membership. Optional activities…

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Oklahoma History Conference

April 24, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)
The conference is Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Sequoyah State Park, 19808 Park 10 Hulbert, OK 74441

Join the OHS and our host, the City of Wagoner, at Sequoyah State Park April 22–24, 2020. The theme is "Connecting Cultures: Exploring the Three Forks." The Oklahoma Historical Society presents an annual conference in April. Each year the conference focuses on a different theme pertaining to Oklahoma history, preservation, and culture. Conference sessions are presented by historians, authors, and scholars from around the state and country. The conference also includes the annual meeting of the OHS membership. Optional activities…

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July 2020

“America the Beautiful” Kilgen Organ performance featuring Brett Valliant

July 20, 2020, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is pleased to announce a performance in the Kilgen Organ series featuring organist Brett Valliant. The theme will be “America the Beautiful.” This performance will be Monday, January 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $20 for nonmembers, and may be reserved by calling 405-522-0765. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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