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November 2019

Saltfork Craftsmen Artist-Blacksmith Association Regional Meeting

November 2, 9 a.m.3 p.m.
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Cherokee Strip Museum and Rose Hill School, 2617 West Fir Street Perry, OK 73077

Experience live blacksmithing at the northeast regional meeting of the Saltfork Craftsmen Artist-Blacksmith Association! The Cherokee Strip Museum will host the group’s meeting on the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are interested in learning this age-old skill, this is a great opportunity to meet the craftsmen and see blacksmithing demonstrations. Admission to the blacksmith shop and demonstrations is free. Admission to the museum is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for…

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“Preserving Your Family Heirlooms” workshop

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

Join the Oklahoma Historical Society staff for a workshop on preserving your own family collections on Saturday, November 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop will cover the tools and supplies available for preserving your treasures for future generations. Our knowledgeable staff will share best practices for preserving photos, books, documents, textiles, newspapers, and more. Participants will also learn about digitizing items and how to convert audio and video to different formats. Don't miss this chance to learn…

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Cast-Iron Cooking workshop

November 2, 12 p.m.4 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

The Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher will host a Cast-Iron Cooking workshop on Saturday, November 2, from noon to 4 p.m. In this casual, fun program, students will learn to care for and cook in cast-iron cookware. Participants will create a Dutch oven delight and participate in a group meal. Students will explore historical and modern recipes while learning how to cook in their backyards. Preregistration is required, and the event is limited to 30 students. This workshop is restricted…

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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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Battle of Honey Springs Reenactments

November 3
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until November 3, 2019

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

This biannual event will include two battle reenactments and self-guided tours through the Union, Confederate, and civilian camps. Witness military drills, demonstrations, and living history programs. Sutlers Row will feature a number of vendors selling clothes, books, souvenirs, and reproduction 19th-century military equipment. Visitors from around the state come to see special presentations and watch the battle. This reenactment is a scripted battle, meaning the reenactor companies and regiments make the same actions that were taken in the original battle, on…

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Will Rogers’s Birthday Celebration

November 4
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch will celebrate the 140th anniversary of the November 4, 1879, birth of Oklahoma’s Favorite Son on an Indian Territory ranch on Monday, November 4, and Tuesday, November 5. On November 4, the Birthplace Ranch in Oologah will host a birthday celebration with an original musical presentation entitled “Will Rogers: Cherokee Kid,” performed by students from Oologah-Talala Public Schools. Kowboy Kal, trick roper and national champion six-gun spinner, will also provide entertainment. In…

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26th Annual Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

November 4
University of Central Oklahoma, Nigh University Center, 100 North University Drive Edmond, OK 73034

The Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society (OHEHS) will host its 26th Annual Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and awards dinner on Monday, November 4, at the University of Central Oklahoma’s Nigh University Center. The OHEHS, established in 1991 as a nonprofit to support awareness of higher education’s vital role in Oklahoma history, has inducted more than 200 individuals into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame since its establishment in 1994. The Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of…

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Kids’ Day at the Museum

November 5
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

On Tuesday, November 5, Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will host Kids’ Day at the Museum. Families can enjoy 19th-century games, storytelling, and demonstrations by hands-on historians while touring the museum’s galleries, children’s area, and state-of-the-art theater. For more information please visit www.willrogers.com or call 918-341-0719.

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Until We Organize: The Struggle for the Equal Rights Amendment exhibit opens

November 5
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is pleased to host a special exhibit titled Until We Organize: The Struggle for the Equal Rights Amendment. The fight for an amendment to the US Constitution stating gender equality has been ongoing since the 1920s. The effort to pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) heated up in the late 1970s when the ratification process made its way to individual states, including Oklahoma. The struggle to ratify the ERA failed when the deadline for its passage expired in…

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An Afternoon with Clay Risen

November 7, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society will present An Afternoon with Clay Risen on Thursday, November 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center. Risen will be interviewed about his new book, The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century (Scribner, 2019). Risen will be interviewed on stage by Dr. Bob Blackburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, followed by an audience Q&A session. The event is scheduled for 1 p.m.,…

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50 Years of Photojournalism at The Oklahoman exhibit closes

November 8
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. Photojournalists have played an important role in the preservation of Oklahoma history. In effect, they often capture the first draft of history as it unfolds. This exhibit offers an overview of photojournalists’ work at the Daily Oklahoman from 1950 to 2000. Through the work of these talented artists, we discover what was important to the public at the time…

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Veterans Day Ceremony

November 8, 11 a.m.1 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is proud to announce an event to commemorate Veterans Day. The event will be held on Friday, November 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Devon Great Hall at the Oklahoma History Center located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. The event is open to the public at no charge, and veterans and active-duty military personnel and dependents with ID are always admitted free of charge. For more information, please call 405-522-0765.…

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Fall Bake Day

November 9
Fort Gibson Historic Site, 907 North Garrison Avenue Fort Gibson, OK 74434

Visit Fort Gibson Historic Site for Fall Bake Day on Saturday, November 9, at 10 a.m. The aroma of fresh-baked bread will fill the air on Garrison Hill as OHS staff and volunteers bring the bakehouse to life. Enjoy bread making demonstrations in the original wood-fired oven from 1863. Visitors can even sample the finished product! Purchase a coffee mug in the gift shop and the bakers will be happy to fill it up with a hot beverage. Bake Day…

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

November 9, 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 November 9, 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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Native Women Artists Discussion

November 9, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society and First American Art Magazine will host an afternoon of discussion about American Indian women artists of Oklahoma on Saturday, November 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center. At 1 p.m. America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), publishing editor of First American Art Magazine, will present an introductory overview of Oklahoma Native women’s art history. At 1:45 p.m. Mary Jo Watson (Seminole) will moderate a roundtable discussion with artists Anita Fields (Osage/Muscogee), Sharron Ahtone…

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Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture

November 13, 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, November 13, at noon. This month’s topic will be announced soon. 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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Jewelry Beadwork class

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

Learn how to make a beautiful beaded collar necklace and matching earrings with artist Tracy Newkumet-Burrows on Saturday, November 16, at the Oklahoma History Center. Registration opens September 4 and closes November 6. The cost is $125 for OHS members and $150 for the general public and all materials are included. For more information, please email education@okhistory.org.

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“Cold War Oklahoma” presentation by Landry Brewer

November 21, 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 is pleased to host a presentation by Landry Brewer, author of Cold War Oklahoma, on Thursday, November 21 at 7 p.m. Oklahoma might seem like an unexpected place for Cold War tensions to boil over, but the state played a key role in a conflict that threatened global annihilation. Altus Air Force Base served as a hub for twelve intercontinental ballistic missile launch sites. Cold War Oklahoma, explores the deep ties that…

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Blacksmithing Demonstrations

November 25, 5 p.m.7 p.m.
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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 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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Welcome Home: Oklahomans and the War in Vietnam exhibit closes

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

In November 2017 the Oklahoma History Center opened an exhibit titled Welcome Home: Oklahomans and the War in Vietnam. This exhibit is on display through Saturday, November 30, 2019. The exhibit looks at more than the historic events that occurred during the war. It explores the impact of the war on Oklahoma families, as told through the stories of the young men and women who served their country in the armed services, and the immigrant families who fled Vietnam and…

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“Beaded Ornaments” Family Fun Day

November 30, 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, November 30, will be “Beaded Ornaments.” Please call 580-237-1907 for more information.

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December 2019

Red Dust Poetry exhibit reception

December 3, 4 p.m.7 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Red Dust Poetry exhibit is now open at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. The new exhibit will be open through January 18, 2020, with a special reception and exhibit viewing on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. The exhibit is on loan from the University of Oklahoma’s Western History Collection and features the work of Oklahoma poets exploring Oklahoma history from the late 19th century through World War II. Artifacts from the collection of the…

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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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Ladies’ Night

December 5, 5 p.m.7 p.m.
Pioneer Woman Museum, 701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

Visit the Pioneer Woman Museum (PWM) in Ponca City for Ladies’ Night on Thursday, December 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. The museum will provide free snacks and beverages to all guests, and it is a perfect time to do some holiday shopping in the PWM Gift Store! For more information please call 580-765-6108.

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Museum Store Holiday Sale

December 6, 10 a.m.5 p.m.
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December 6, 7, and 9 at the Oklahoma History Center
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Shop the Oklahoma History Center Museum Store Holiday Sale for unique gifts at discounted prices. The sale will be December 6, 7, and 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppers will save on a great selection of Made in Oklahoma products and other items that celebrate the history and culture of our great state. Holiday shoppers will receive 10 percent off regularly priced items during the sale, and Oklahoma Historical Society members will receive 25 percent off regularly priced…

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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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Christmas in the Village

December 6, 5 p.m.8 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

Come experience a Victorian Christmas in Humphrey Heritage Village at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center on Friday, December 6, from 5 to 9 p.m. Visitors will feel the warmth of holiday cheer throughout the beautifully decorated Humphrey Heritage Village. Christmas is a special time of year, and Christmas in the Village is a wonderful tradition for the family. “My fondest memories of Christmas are never the gifts I’ve received, but rather the quality time I’ve spent with family and…

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Will’s Country Christmas

December 6, 5 p.m.9 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 5 p.m., repeating until December 7, 2019

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

Visit Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah for Will’s Country Christmas on Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. The ranch house will be decorated for an Indian Territory Christmas and guests can take photos with Santa Claus in the room where Will Rogers was born. The evening will include crafts, camel and pony rides, 19th-century games, carriage rides, train rides, and food trucks. Guests can take a Wild West hayride by the shores of…

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Museum Store Holiday Sale

December 7, 10 a.m.5 p.m.
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December 6, 7, and 9 at the Oklahoma History Center
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Shop the Oklahoma History Center Museum Store Holiday Sale for unique gifts at discounted prices. The sale will be December 6, 7, and 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppers will save on a great selection of Made in Oklahoma products and other items that celebrate the history and culture of our great state. Holiday shoppers will receive 10 percent off regularly priced items during the sale, and Oklahoma Historical Society members will receive 25 percent off regularly priced…

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Guthrie’s Historic Homes Tour and wassail at the Carnegie Library

December 7, 10 a.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Carnegie Library, 406 East Oklahoma Avenue Guthrie, OK 73044

The Carnegie Library will be part of Guthrie’s Historic Homes Tour on Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guthrie’s finest homes, churches, and the Carnegie Library will all be dressed for the season! Visitors can enjoy tales of the early days of Oklahoma’s first capital. The Carnegie Library will be serving wassail to warm the hearts and hands of tour participants. For more information please call 405-282-1889.

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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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Photos with Santa

December 7, 11 a.m.2 p.m.
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An event every week that begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, repeating until December 14, 2019

Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

The Heritage Gallery at Will Rogers Memorial Museum will be the perfect backdrop for Photos with Santa on Saturday, December 7, and Saturday, December 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your family and your camera to take beautiful family Christmas card pictures with Santa. Admission is free to take photos. For more information please visit willrogers.com or call 918-341-0719.

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Old-Fashioned Tree Trimming

December 7, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Museum and Rose Hill School, 2617 West Fir Street Perry, OK 73077

The Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry will host an Old-Fashioned Tree Trimming on Saturday, December 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. We will be stringing cranberries and popcorn, making peanut butter and birdseed pine cones, hanging dried apples, and making construction paper garlands. Attendees can then decorate the Christmas trees located in front of the Blacksmith Shop and inside Rose Hill School. Bring the entire family for some old-fashioned fun! For more information please call 580-336-2405.

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Will’s Country Christmas

December 7, 5 p.m.9 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 5 p.m., repeating until December 7, 2019

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

Visit Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah for Will’s Country Christmas on Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. The ranch house will be decorated for an Indian Territory Christmas and guests can take photos with Santa Claus in the room where Will Rogers was born. The evening will include crafts, camel and pony rides, 19th-century games, carriage rides, train rides, and food trucks. Guests can take a Wild West hayride by the shores of…

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19th Annual Christmas Open House

December 8, 1 p.m.4 p.m.
Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Hunter’s Home will host its 19th Annual Christmas Open House on Sunday, December 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. This event is free to the public and all are invited to see the historic house decorated in splendid Victorian style. Visitors can tour the grounds and make a stop in the cabin to warm up! Enjoy hot cider and tasty holiday treats while sitting around a roaring fire. For more information please call 918-456-2751 or visit www.facebook.com/huntershomeok.

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Christmas Tea

December 8, 1 p.m.4 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Museum and Rose Hill School, 2617 West Fir Street Perry, OK 73077

The Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry will host a Christmas Tea on Sunday, December 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. The museum will feature territorial-era holiday decorations, and guests can enjoy tea, hot cider, and cookies. Stop by after the Christmas parade of homes—you do not need a ticket to enjoy the museum! For more information please call 580-336-2405.

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Governor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony with Governor Kevin Stitt and First Lady Sarah Stitt

December 9
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Monday, December 9, Governor Kevin Stitt, First Lady Sarah Stitt, and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister will welcome students from 25 schools across Oklahoma to attend the Governor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. This year, the event will take place at the Oklahoma History Center beginning at 1 p.m. Each participating class will choose a theme and decorate an indoor, four-foot-tall Christmas tree with ornaments based on that theme. The Stitts and Hofmeister will be on hand for…

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Museum Store Holiday Sale

December 9, 10 a.m.5 p.m.
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December 6, 7, and 9 at the Oklahoma History Center
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Shop the Oklahoma History Center Museum Store Holiday Sale for unique gifts at discounted prices. The sale will be December 6, 7, and 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppers will save on a great selection of Made in Oklahoma products and other items that celebrate the history and culture of our great state. Holiday shoppers will receive 10 percent off regularly priced items during the sale, and Oklahoma Historical Society members will receive 25 percent off regularly priced…

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