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The first priority of the Oklahoma Historical Society is the health and safety of our patrons, volunteers, and staff. We stand with our fellow Oklahomans in the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. We have closed our sites and affiliates to the public through April 30.

In an effort to minimize gatherings, all OHS-sponsored events are canceled or postponed through May 2, and some events have been canceled beyond that date. We are posting all changes on our events calendar to keep you updated as the situation develops.

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April 2020

“Three Sonatas by Beethoven” concert featuring Dr. Hyunsoon Whang *Canceled*

April 26
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

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Blacksmithing Demonstrations *Canceled*

April 27
Cherokee Strip Museum and Rose Hill School, 2617 West Fir Street Perry, OK 73077

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May 2020

Education Day *Canceled*

May 1
Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

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History Alive! living history experience *Canceled*

May 2
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

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“Heirloom Care: Caring for Family Photos” class *Canceled*

May 2
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

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“Indian Territory’s Involvement in the Civil War” living history presentation *Canceled*

May 2
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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May Day Celebration *Canceled*

May 2
Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

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Will Rogers Dog Iron Polo on the Prairie Charity Event *Canceled*

May 2
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

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Milliner (hat-making) class *Canceled*

May 2, 10:30 a.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

May 9, 9 a.m.11 a.m.
Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

15th annual Archaeology Day and 42nd annual Birthday Bash

May 9, 9 a.m.5 p.m.
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, 18154 First Street Spiro, OK 74959

Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center will hold it 15th annual Archaeology Day and Birthday Bash on Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The site will celebrate its 42nd year of increasing awareness of Oklahoma archaeology. As a bonus, Archaeology Day will be a free day with no entrance fees, although donations are gratefully accepted. All day during the celebration, items will be given away by drawing and 42nd birthday cake will be served. If you have artifacts, such…

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“The Bees and Hunter’s Home” presentation by Greg McGee

May 9, 1 p.m.2 p.m.
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One event on May 9, 2020 at 1 p.m.

Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

On Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. join Greg McGee as he discusses how beekeeping in Cherokee Nation has evolved since the antebellum era and how this practice is incorporated into programming at Hunter’s Home. This program is free with paid admission.

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The Freedom Trail Tour *Canceled*

The OHS has also decided to cancel The Freedom Trail Tour scheduled for May 10–15, 2020. If you have registered for this event, we will be in contact with more information. Thank you for your understanding, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

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“Feasts and Festivities: Cultural Foodie Celebrations” Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture by Amy Johnson

May 13, 12 p.m.1 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, May 13, at noon. This month’s program will be “Feasts and Festivities: Cultural Foodie Celebrations,” presented by Amy Johnson. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches and learn something new! For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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“To Make a Mansion a Home: Floorcloths” living history program

May 14, 10 a.m.3:30 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 10 a.m., repeating until April 17, 2020

One event on May 14, 2020 at 10 a.m.

One event on May 15, 2020 at 10 a.m.

One event on May 16, 2020 at 10 a.m.

One event on May 20, 2020 at 10 a.m.

One event on May 21, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Living history season is in full swing at Hunter’s Home! Join Jennifer Frazee as she demonstrates the process of making floor cloths for various parts of the mansion. Floorcloths were the precursor to our modern linoleum and were in wide use in the 19th century. This program will be held April 15 through 17, May 14 through 16, and May 20 through 21. Demonstrations will run at intervals from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. This program is free…

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“To Make a Mansion a Home: Floorcloths” living history program

May 15, 10 a.m.3:30 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 10 a.m., repeating until April 17, 2020

One event on May 14, 2020 at 10 a.m.

One event on May 15, 2020 at 10 a.m.

One event on May 16, 2020 at 10 a.m.

One event on May 20, 2020 at 10 a.m.

One event on May 21, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Living history season is in full swing at Hunter’s Home! Join Jennifer Frazee as she demonstrates the process of making floor cloths for various parts of the mansion. Floorcloths were the precursor to our modern linoleum and were in wide use in the 19th century. This program will be held April 15 through 17, May 14 through 16, and May 20 through 21. Demonstrations will run at intervals from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. This program is free…

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“To Build a Mansion: Timber Framing” living history program

May 15, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 10 a.m., repeating until May 16, 2020

Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Living history season is in full swing at Hunter’s Home! On Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, join David Fowler as he demonstrates timber framing techniques used in the 19th century. These skills were required for building anything from animal shelters to Hunter’s Home itself! Demonstrations will run at intervals from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This program is free with paid admission.

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“To Make a Mansion a Home: Floorcloths” living history program

May 16, 10 a.m.3:30 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 10 a.m., repeating until April 17, 2020

One event on May 14, 2020 at 10 a.m.

One event on May 15, 2020 at 10 a.m.

One event on May 16, 2020 at 10 a.m.

One event on May 20, 2020 at 10 a.m.

One event on May 21, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Living history season is in full swing at Hunter’s Home! Join Jennifer Frazee as she demonstrates the process of making floor cloths for various parts of the mansion. Floorcloths were the precursor to our modern linoleum and were in wide use in the 19th century. This program will be held April 15 through 17, May 14 through 16, and May 20 through 21. Demonstrations will run at intervals from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. This program is free…

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“To Build a Mansion: Timber Framing” living history program

May 16, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 10 a.m., repeating until May 16, 2020

Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Living history season is in full swing at Hunter’s Home! On Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, join David Fowler as he demonstrates timber framing techniques used in the 19th century. These skills were required for building anything from animal shelters to Hunter’s Home itself! Demonstrations will run at intervals from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This program is free with paid admission.

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History Alive! living history experience

May 16, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
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Every other Saturday in January and February
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

Step back in time and experience life on the Cherokee Strip during History Alive! at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) in Enid. On the first and third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the historic buildings in the CSRHC’s Humphrey Heritage Village will come alive with reenactors tending their shops, working their trades, or socializing at the Village Church. Visitors can learn about different skills and trades of the time, or file their own…

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“Beading Techniques” presentation by Lisa Rutherford

May 16, 1 p.m.2 p.m.
Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Hunter’s Home will host a “Beading Techniques” presentation on Saturday, May 16, from 1–2 p.m. Join Lisa Rutherford as she talks about some of the beading techniques utilized in the 19th century and the evolution of their popularity. This program is free with paid admission.

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“To Make a Mansion a Home: Floorcloths” living history program

May 20, 10 a.m.3:30 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 10 a.m., repeating until April 17, 2020

One event on May 14, 2020 at 10 a.m.

One event on May 15, 2020 at 10 a.m.

One event on May 16, 2020 at 10 a.m.

One event on May 20, 2020 at 10 a.m.

One event on May 21, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Living history season is in full swing at Hunter’s Home! Join Jennifer Frazee as she demonstrates the process of making floor cloths for various parts of the mansion. Floorcloths were the precursor to our modern linoleum and were in wide use in the 19th century. This program will be held April 15 through 17, May 14 through 16, and May 20 through 21. Demonstrations will run at intervals from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. This program is free…

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Working with the National Register of Historic Places workshop

May 20, 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 May workshop series will be held May 20–21, 2020, in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. The Working with the National Register of Historic Places workshop will be held Wednesday, May 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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…

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“To Make a Mansion a Home: Floorcloths” living history program

May 21, 10 a.m.3:30 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 10 a.m., repeating until April 17, 2020

One event on May 14, 2020 at 10 a.m.

One event on May 15, 2020 at 10 a.m.

One event on May 16, 2020 at 10 a.m.

One event on May 20, 2020 at 10 a.m.

One event on May 21, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Living history season is in full swing at Hunter’s Home! Join Jennifer Frazee as she demonstrates the process of making floor cloths for various parts of the mansion. Floorcloths were the precursor to our modern linoleum and were in wide use in the 19th century. This program will be held April 15 through 17, May 14 through 16, and May 20 through 21. Demonstrations will run at intervals from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. This program is free…

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Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings workshop

May 21, 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 May workshop series will be held May 20–21, 2020, in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. The Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings workshop will be held on Thursday, May 21, 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…

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The Secretary’s Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings workshop

May 21, 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 May workshop series will be held May 20–21, 2020, 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 Thursday, May 21, 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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“To Build a Mansion: Shutters and Windows” living history presentation

May 22, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 10 a.m., repeating until May 23, 2020

Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Living history season is in full swing at Hunter’s Home! On Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23, join David Fowler as he demonstrates 19th-century window maintenance techniques and discusses the different processes of building and maintaining windows. Demonstrations and discussions run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This program is free with paid admission.

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“To Build a Mansion: Shutters and Windows” living history presentation

May 23, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 10 a.m., repeating until May 23, 2020

Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Living history season is in full swing at Hunter’s Home! On Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23, join David Fowler as he demonstrates 19th-century window maintenance techniques and discusses the different processes of building and maintaining windows. Demonstrations and discussions run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This program is free with paid admission.

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Blacksmithing Demonstrations

May 25, 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 December 28, 2020

Cherokee Strip Museum and Rose Hill School, 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 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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Wanted: Dead or Alive exhibit closes

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

The Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus will open a traveling exhibit, Wanted: Dead or Alive, on Tuesday, March 24. This photography exhibit is comprised of images of some of Oklahoma’s most infamous criminals and will be displayed during the museum’s regular hours of operation, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until May 29. Images utilized in the exhibit have been drawn from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the University of Oklahoma Western History Collections, the…

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Photographing the Plains: Farm Security Administration, 1935–1945 exhibit closes

May 30
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

From February 1 to May 30, 2020, the Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher will host Photographing the Plains: Farm Security Administration, 1935–1945, a traveling exhibit from the Oklahoma History Center, curated by Curator of Exhibits Jim Meeks. This exhibit highlights a collection of black-and-white photographs taken by six Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographers who visited Oklahoma or photographed displaced Oklahomans looking for work during the Great Depression. Roy Stryker was hired in 1935 to head the Historical Section of the…

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June 2020

History Alive! living history experience

June 6, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
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Every other Saturday in January and February
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

Step back in time and experience life on the Cherokee Strip during History Alive! at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) in Enid. On the first and third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the historic buildings in the CSRHC’s Humphrey Heritage Village will come alive with reenactors tending their shops, working their trades, or socializing at the Village Church. Visitors can learn about different skills and trades of the time, or file their own…

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“To Build a Mansion: Doors and Floors” living history presentation

June 12, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 10 a.m., repeating until June 13, 2020

Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Living history season is in full swing at Hunter’s Home! On Friday, June 12, and Saturday, June 13, join David Fowler as he discusses the techniques and skills needed to build and maintain doors and floors in 19th-century buildings. Demonstrations run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This program is free with paid admission.

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

June 13, 9 a.m.11 a.m.
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This workshop is on the second Saturday of the month.
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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“To Build a Mansion: Doors and Floors” living history presentation

June 13, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 10 a.m., repeating until June 13, 2020

Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Living history season is in full swing at Hunter’s Home! On Friday, June 12, and Saturday, June 13, join David Fowler as he discusses the techniques and skills needed to build and maintain doors and floors in 19th-century buildings. Demonstrations run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This program is free with paid admission.

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“Genealogy of Marshal McCully” presentation by Jana Brown

June 13, 10 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

The Sod House Museum continues celebrating the 125th anniversary of the building of the Sod House on Saturday, June 13, at 10 a.m., with a program focusing on its builder, Marshal McCully. Professor Jana Brown of Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) will present McCully’s family history, tracing his genealogy back to the pre–Revolutionary War era. Brown has worked with the Sod House Museum for several years as a volunteer. In the summer of 2019, she began researching the family history…

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Bright Golden Haze: Reflections exhibit opens

June 15, 10 a.m.5 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center (OHC) is proud to announce an invitation from Oklahoma Contemporary to participate in a multi-organization collaboration exhibition entitled Bright Golden Haze: Reflections. This exhibition is created in conjunction with Bright Golden Haze, the inaugural exhibition at Oklahoma Contemporary. The OHC outdoor installation will open to the public on June 15 and will remain on display until August 15. Oklahoma Contemporary is an organization founded over three decades ago to encourage artistic expression in all its forms…

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Summer Solstice Walks

June 20
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, Saturday, June 20. 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. Peterson will talk about the history of the mound site and the American Indians who built it more than 1,000 years ago. He also…

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Guided Tours

June 20
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One event on June 27, 2020 at 12 a.m.

One event on July 11, 2020 at 12 a.m.

One event on July 18, 2020 at 12 a.m.

Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Honey Springs Battlefield is pleased to announce a unique tour opportunity at the site. Students from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) will serve as tour guides on the six trails that cross the 1,100-acre battlefield. Tours will take place on four Saturdays: June 20 and 27, and July 11 and 18. July 18 is also the date of the annual Memorial Service commemorating the battle. The students will point out the exact locations of military actions,…

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History Alive! living history experience

June 20, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every other Saturday in January and February
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

Step back in time and experience life on the Cherokee Strip during History Alive! at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) in Enid. On the first and third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the historic buildings in the CSRHC’s Humphrey Heritage Village will come alive with reenactors tending their shops, working their trades, or socializing at the Village Church. Visitors can learn about different skills and trades of the time, or file their own…

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