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June 2019

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 re-creation 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 re-creation 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 will open on April 27 and close on June 5. For more information, please email education@okhistory.org.

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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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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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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 featuringDavid 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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“Pinwheel Making” Family Fun Day

June 29, 11 a.m.1 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 11 a.m. to 1 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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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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July 2019

Okietales

July 10, 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
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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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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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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 or to receive a reminder when registration opens, please email education@okhistory.org.

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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

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. Register Online

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Historical Timeline Candlelight Tour

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

Bring the entire family to watch history come alive on Friday, August 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. Walk back in time with this theatre-style program as you visit each of our five historical scenes. Tickets are $10 for OHS members and $20 for the general public. Registration opens June 21 and closes July 26. For more information or to receive a reminder when registration opens, please email education@okhistory.org.

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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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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 or to receive a reminder when registration opens, please email education@okhistory.org.

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Traditional Trades Day

August 31, 10 a.m.2 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

Join us at the Chisholm Trail Museum and explore several traditional trades and skills on Saturday, August 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Traditional trades and skills were the lifeblood of the community for decades, and craftsmen provided the items necessary for everyday life. Come explore a variety of trades and skills including woodworking, blacksmithing, fiber arts, laundry, and more. This family-friendly event is free.

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September 2019

Septemberfest

September 7, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Come one, come all to Septemberfest! The 23rd annual Septemberfest will be held on Saturday, September 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free festival offers food and fun for the whole family, with activities inside and outside the Oklahoma History Center.

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Canning and Preserving Class

September 14, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma State University Oklahoma County Extension Center, 2500 Northeast 63rd Street Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Come learn how to can and preserve jelly with Extension Educator Taylor Conner at the Oklahoma State University Oklahoma County Extension Center on Saturday, September 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  This class is for ages twelve and older, and registration is $20 for OHS members and $30 for the general public. Registration opens August 10. For more information or to receive a reminder when registration opens, please email education@okhistory.org.

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Mysteries of the Mansion tour

September 19, 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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Lawn Social and Dance

September 21, 6 p.m.9 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

Join the Chisholm Trail Museum for our fall lawn social and dance at Horizon Hill, the home of territorial governor A. J. Seay. This free event will be held Saturday, September 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. Lawn socials and dances were a common activity in Oklahoma Territory in the 1890s after. Activities will include lawn games, music, dancing, a cake walk, pie auction, and more. Dance instructions will be provided.

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October 2019

Chuck Wagon Gathering and Dinner

October 5
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

Join us at the Chisholm Trail Museum for a day filled with cowboy fun on Saturday, October 5. Drop in and see a variety of working chuck wagons from across the region as they prepare some of their favorite dishes. Daytime activities include music, Dutch oven cooking demonstrations, blacksmithing, Straka longhorns, and more. Daytime activities run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum will close at 4 p.m. to prepare for dinner. Tickets are available in advance for the…

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Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting

October 17, 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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November 2019

LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 film screening and discussion

November 2, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will host a screening of LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 on Saturday, November 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. Comanche filmmaker Julianna Brannum chronicles the life of Comanche activist and national civil rights leader LaDonna Harris in this film. Brannum, the great-niece of Harris, celebrates her life and the personal struggles that led her to become a voice for Native people and her contemporary work to strengthen and rebuild indigenous communities, and train emerging Native leaders around…

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