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June 2021

History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip

June 19, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
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The first and third Saturday of the month through November
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! in the Humphrey Heritage Village. On the first and third Saturday of each month, the historic buildings in the Village come alive with reenactors who are 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 land claim in the Land Office. The Village will be Alive! from 11…

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Family Day at the Museum

June 19, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Join the Will Rogers Memorial Museum for Family Day at the Museum on Saturday, June 19. Bring the family for this official kickoff to summer with lawn games and lemonade! Pack a picnic lunch and spend the afternoon garden side. Squeeze Me Lemonade of Tulsa will be on-site, serving up some refreshing lemonade to cool you down. Family-friendly games will be played under the many shade trees at the Memorial Museum! This event is from 1 to 3 p.m. Family…

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Pawnee Bill Goes Pop: Art as History

June 19, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

Come and join us at Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum for a fun, hands-on art exhibit on Saturday, June 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. This summer we will explore all the unique qualities that led to Pawnee Bill becoming a pop culture icon.  In Art as History, we explore the often complex relationship of telling personal stories or meaning through the art of beading. We welcome adults and children to come and view some of our beautiful beadwork, be inspired…

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

June 23
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will host a traveling exhibit, Smoke Over Oklahoma: The Railroad Photographs of Preston George, from April 23 to June 23, 2021. This collection of 25 black-and-white images represents the railroad photographs taken by Preston George during the 1930s and 1940s. 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 early age but did not…

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Movie Night featuring Laurel and Hardy in silent movie shorts by director Hal Roach

June 23, 7 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum will host a Movie Night in the newly renovated Will Rogers Theatre on Friday, June 23, featuring silent movie shorts by director Hal Roach, featuring the classic films Mixed Nuts (1922), Blotto (1930), and Helpmates (1932). Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the movies beginning at 7 p.m. This event is free to attend thanks to sponsorship by the Bank of Commerce. Guests can enjoy free popcorn and drinks. Masks are required. Admission is free, but tickets must be reserved in…

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Brush Calligraphy class

June 26, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Learn basic brush and pen strokes to create beautiful pieces of art in the Oklahoma History Center's Brush Calligraphy class on  Saturday, June 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. This class is recommended for ages twelve and up. The cost is $10 for OHS members and $20 for nonmembers; all supplies are included. Registration opens May 14 and closes June 18.

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July 2021

Will’s Barter Bash

July 10, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
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The second Saturday of the month, April through October
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Clear out your closets and bring a blanket to set up beside the sunken gardens for Will’s Barter Bash. We have plenty of space! Kids can trade toys, games, or other fun items—no money, all bartering. This event will be held on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. through October! No registration is required.  

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Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

July 15, 1:30 p.m.
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An event every 3 months that begins at 1:30 p.m. on day Third of the month, repeating until October 21, 2021

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

The Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), is pleased to announce the Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee’s (HPRC) meeting schedule. 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 archeologist, Norman); Shirley Ballard Nero (historian, Clearview); Jana Phillips (architectural historian, Stillwater); and, Charles Wallis (historical archeologist, Norman). The HPRC’s…

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Thursday Night Lecture Series featuring Tom Lindley

July 15, 7 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Will Rogers Memorial Museum is launching a return of the Thursday Night Lecture Series! Lectures are scheduled for May 20, June 17, July 15, and September 16 in the museum auditorium. Programs will begin at 7 p.m. and will include time for questions and answers with speakers. The program on July 15 will take a look at the man who returned Will Rogers to Broadway. Our speaker will be Tom Lindley, author and former newsman, who published To the Max:…

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History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip

July 17, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)
The first and third Saturday of the month through November
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! in the Humphrey Heritage Village. On the first and third Saturday of each month, the historic buildings in the Village come alive with reenactors who are 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 land claim in the Land Office. The Village will be Alive! from 11…

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Pawnee Bill Goes Pop: Reclaimed Art

July 17, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

Come and join us at Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum for a fun, hands-on art exhibit on Saturday, July 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. This summer we will explore all the unique qualities that led to Pawnee Bill becoming a pop culture icon. In Reclaimed Art, we explore the world of conservation and how bison are part of our national identity. Children and adults are invited to come and make a bison portrait from recycled products and learn the amazing…

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Family Day at the Museum

July 19, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Join the Will Rogers Memorial Museum for Family Day at the Museum on Saturday, July 17 to discover the history of snow cones! Did you know that snow cones and jazz music first made their debut at the Texas State Fair in 1919? Learn more about history while enjoying a frozen treat from Kona Ice! This event is from 1 to 3 p.m. Family Day is free, but donations are appreciated. To find out more, please call 918-341-0719 or visit www.willrogers.com.

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting (virtual and on-site)

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

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m.

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Barn Quilt workshop

July 24, 9 a.m.4 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Museum and Horizon Hill, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

Join us at the Chisholm Trail Museum on July 24 for our summer Barn Quilt workshop. Barn quilts, which are square-shaped boards painted to resemble a quilt block and are placed on any structure, have evolved into a rural development initiative to boost tourism in communities. Oklahoma State University Extension Educator Lindy Hoel will lead this workshop, where each participant will complete their very own barn quilt to proudly display at home. This workshop is from 9 a.m. to 4…

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

July 28, 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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National History Day Boot Camp

July 29, 10:30 a.m.4 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 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Oklahoma History Center. National History Day Boot Camp is $10 for OHS members and $15 for nonmembers. Registration opens June 17 and closes July 19.

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Movie Night featuring Will Rogers in State Fair

July 30, 7 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum will host a Movie Night in the newly renovated Will Rogers Theatre on Friday, July 30, featuring Will Rogers in State Fair (1933). Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the movies beginning at 7 p.m. This event is free to attend thanks to sponsorship by the Bank of Commerce. Guests can enjoy free popcorn and drinks. Masks are required. Admission is free, but tickets must be reserved in advance because of limited seating. Please call 918-343-8113 or visit www.willrogers.com/shindig to reserve your…

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August 2021

History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip

August 7, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)
The first and third Saturday of the month through November
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! in the Humphrey Heritage Village. On the first and third Saturday of each month, the historic buildings in the Village come alive with reenactors who are 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 land claim in the Land Office. The Village will be Alive! from 11…

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Will’s Barter Bash

August 14, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)
The second Saturday of the month, April through October
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Clear out your closets and bring a blanket to set up beside the sunken gardens for Will’s Barter Bash. We have plenty of space! Kids can trade toys, games, or other fun items—no money, all bartering. This event will be held on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. through October! No registration is required.  

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting (virtual and on-site)

August 18, 1:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m.

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Traditional Trades Day

August 21, 10 a.m.2 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Museum and Horizon Hill, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

Join us at the Chisholm Trail Museum for Traditional Trades Day on Saturday, August 21, and discover historic occupations and heritage skills. Traditional trades and skills were the lifeblood of the community for decades where local craftsmen provided the items necessary for everyday life. Come explore a variety of demonstrations including carpentry, wet-plate photography, leatherwork, dressmaking, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, lacemaking, flintknapping, laundry, traditional cooking, and more. This family-friendly program is $5 for adults and free for those 16 and under.…

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History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip

August 21, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)
The first and third Saturday of the month through November
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! in the Humphrey Heritage Village. On the first and third Saturday of each month, the historic buildings in the Village come alive with reenactors who are 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 land claim in the Land Office. The Village will be Alive! from 11…

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Family Day at the Museum

August 21, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Join the Will Rogers Memorial Museum for Family Day at the Museum on Saturday, August 21 when the theme will focus on women's suffrage. The year 2021 marks 101 years since the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Rogers County Election Board will be celebrating with us and will be on-site registering new voters! This event is from 1 to 3 p.m. Family Day is free, but donations are appreciated. To find out more,…

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Pawnee Bill Goes Pop: Pop Culture Painting

August 21, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

Come and join us at Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum for a fun, hands-on art exhibit on Saturday, August 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. This summer we will explore all the unique qualities that led to Pawnee Bill becoming a pop culture icon. In our final Pawnee Bill Goes Pop of 2021, we will be exploring the world of pop culture painting! From the dotted style of comic books to the pop art of Andy Warhol, our western heroes…

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Oklahoma Route 66 Centennial Commission meeting

August 24, 1:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Agendas will be posted at www.okhistory.org/commission twenty-four hours before the meeting. Unless otherwise indicated, meetings will be held at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, 73105.

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Movie Night featuring the filmed version of the Broadway Musical The Will Rogers Follies

August 27, 7 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum will host a Movie Night in the newly renovated Will Rogers Theatre on Friday, August 27, featuring the filmed version of the Broadway musical The Will Rogers Follies (1991). Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the movies beginning at 7 p.m. This event is free to attend thanks to sponsorship by the Bank of Commerce. Guests can enjoy free popcorn and drinks. Masks are required. Admission is free, but tickets must be reserved in advance because of limited seating. Please…

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September 2021

History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip

September 4, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)
The first and third Saturday of the month through November
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! in the Humphrey Heritage Village. On the first and third Saturday of each month, the historic buildings in the Village come alive with reenactors who are 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 land claim in the Land Office. The Village will be Alive! from 11…

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Will’s Barter Bash

September 11, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)
The second Saturday of the month, April through October
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Clear out your closets and bring a blanket to set up beside the sunken gardens for Will’s Barter Bash. We have plenty of space! Kids can trade toys, games, or other fun items—no money, all bartering. This event will be held on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. through October! No registration is required.  

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting (virtual and on-site)

September 15, 1:30 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:30 p.m. on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2021

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

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m.

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Thursday Night Lecture Series featuring Jim Bridenstine

September 17, 7 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Will Rogers Memorial Museum is launching a return of the Thursday Night Lecture Series! Lectures are scheduled for May 20, June 17, July 15, and September 16 in the museum auditorium. Programs will begin at 7 p.m. and will include time for questions and answers with speakers. Jim Bridenstine, whose career in politics paved the way for an appointment as NASA director, will speak on September 16. Bridenstine was a navy aviator and private pilot, and one-time executive director of…

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History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip

September 18, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)
The first and third Saturday of the month through November
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! in the Humphrey Heritage Village. On the first and third Saturday of each month, the historic buildings in the Village come alive with reenactors who are 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 land claim in the Land Office. The Village will be Alive! from 11…

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OkNHD Library Day

September 23, 10:30 a.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join us for our annual OkNHD Library Day on Thursday, September 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will conduct research for their projects and attend workshops. OkNHD Library Day is free for educators, students, and parents! Registration opens August 12 and closes September 17.  

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Prairie to Palate

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

The Pioneer Woman Museum is excited to host its annual Prairie to Palate fundraising dinner on Thursday, September 23, at 6:30 p.m. Prairie to Palate is an outdoor, farm-to-table dining experience. Enjoy a night of delicious fare, wine, live music, and an auction. All proceeds support the Pioneer Woman Museum and statue. Tickets are $60 each or two for $100 and can be purchased online at the PWM website. For more information, please visit www.pioneerwomanmuseum.com or call 580-765-6108. The museum…

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October 2021

Chuck Wagon Gathering

October 1, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 10 a.m., repeating until October 2, 2021

Chisholm Trail Museum and Horizon Hill, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

Join us at the Chisholm Trail Museum for some cowboy fun on Friday, October 1, and Saturday, October 2. On Friday, a variety of wagons from across the region will demonstrate traditional chuckwagon cooking as they prepare historical cowboy meals using only traditional ingredients. Drop-in Saturday for family day and see a variety of working chuck wagons as they prepare some of their favorite dishes. Activities Saturday include live music, cooking demonstrations, Straka Longhorns, gunfights, Wild West Show performers, and…

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Chuck Wagon Gathering

October 2, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10 a.m., repeating until October 2, 2021

Chisholm Trail Museum and Horizon Hill, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

Join us at the Chisholm Trail Museum for some cowboy fun on Friday, October 1, and Saturday, October 2. On Friday, a variety of wagons from across the region will demonstrate traditional chuckwagon cooking as they prepare historical cowboy meals using only traditional ingredients. Drop-in Saturday for family day and see a variety of working chuck wagons as they prepare some of their favorite dishes. Activities Saturday include live music, cooking demonstrations, Straka Longhorns, gunfights, Wild West Show performers, and…

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History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip

October 2, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)
The first and third Saturday of the month through November
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! in the Humphrey Heritage Village. On the first and third Saturday of each month, the historic buildings in the Village come alive with reenactors who are 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 land claim in the Land Office. The Village will be Alive! from 11…

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Maps and Mapmaking: Historical Maps of Oklahoma exhibit closes

October 9
Chisholm Trail Museum and Horizon Hill, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

On November 16, the Chisholm Trail Museum (CTM) in Kingfisher opened a special temporary exhibit featuring historical maps from the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS), as well as historical surveying equipment from the museum. Maps and Mapmaking: Historical Maps of Oklahoma was created in partnership with the OHS John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick Research Center at the Oklahoma History Center. It is a traveling exhibit curated by CTM Director Jason Harris and OHS Research Director Chad Williams that will be shared with…

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Will’s Barter Bash

October 9, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)
The second Saturday of the month, April through October
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Clear out your closets and bring a blanket to set up beside the sunken gardens for Will’s Barter Bash. We have plenty of space! Kids can trade toys, games, or other fun items—no money, all bartering. This event will be held on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. through October! No registration is required.  

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History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip

October 16, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)
The first and third Saturday of the month through November
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! in the Humphrey Heritage Village. On the first and third Saturday of each month, the historic buildings in the Village come alive with reenactors who are 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 land claim in the Land Office. The Village will be Alive! from 11…

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting (virtual and on-site)

October 20, 1:30 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:30 p.m. on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2021

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

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m.

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