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June 2021

“Resilience and Transformation: Germans from Russia in Northwestern Oklahoma (1889-1940)” presentation by Eric Schmaltz

June 19, 10 a.m.11 a.m.
Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum on Saturday, June 19, at 10 a.m., for the program "Resilience and Transformation: Germans from Russia in Northwestern Oklahoma (1889-1940)" presented by guest speaker Professor Eric Schmaltz of Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU). Professor Schmaltz will provide information on the general migrations and settlements of ethnic Germans from the Russian Empire in the western parts of Oklahoma at the turn of the last century. He will explore the factors that led this group to settle…

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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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Summer Solstice Walks at Spiro Mounds

June 20, 11 a.m.7 p.m.
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, Sunday, June 20. There will be three walks led by archaeologist Dennis Peterson, who has served as archaeologist and site manager at Spiro Mounds for 35 years, will lead guided tours 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. Using his expertise and references to…

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Will’s Wild West Kids Camp

June 21, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 a.m., repeating until June 23, 2021

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

Grab your lasso and join the fun at Will‘s Wild West Kids Camp June 21–23 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore. Will's Wild West Kids Camp will transport participants back in time to the Wild West with hands-on activities in a fun and entertaining learning environment. Kids will have the opportunity to participate in nature programs, crafts, period dancing, 19th-century games, and much more. A chuck wagon lunch is included. The camp…

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Will’s Wild West Kids Camp

June 22, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 a.m., repeating until June 23, 2021

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

Grab your lasso and join the fun at Will‘s Wild West Kids Camp June 21–23 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore. Will's Wild West Kids Camp will transport participants back in time to the Wild West with hands-on activities in a fun and entertaining learning environment. Kids will have the opportunity to participate in nature programs, crafts, period dancing, 19th-century games, and much more. A chuck wagon lunch is included. The camp…

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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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Will’s Wild West Kids Camp

June 23, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 a.m., repeating until June 23, 2021

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

Grab your lasso and join the fun at Will‘s Wild West Kids Camp June 21–23 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore. Will's Wild West Kids Camp will transport participants back in time to the Wild West with hands-on activities in a fun and entertaining learning environment. Kids will have the opportunity to participate in nature programs, crafts, period dancing, 19th-century games, and much more. A chuck wagon lunch is included. The camp…

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

June 23, 1:30 p.m.
Oklahoma State Capitol, 2300 North Lincoln Oklahoma City, OK 73105

This meeting of the Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee was formerly scheduled for June 16, but has been rescheduled to occur on June 23, 2021. Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meetings are normally held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. Agendas will be available online 24 hours prior to the meeting at www.okhistory.org/board. This meeting will be held at the Oklahoma State Capitol, 2300 N Lincoln Blvd, Suite 100, Room 100.6, Oklahoma City, OK.

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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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History and Haunts at the Overholser

June 24, 7 p.m.
Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Join the Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion for a brand new monthly event, History and Haunts at the Overholser! Guests (limited to 12 total) will go on an after-hours tour of the mansion and see the home in its nighttime splendor. Learn the history of the home and its occupants (some still roaming the halls) and have time to explore on your own. Tickets are $20 per person. Visit www.overholsermansion.org to learn more.  

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Guided Tours

June 26
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One event on June 26, 2021 at 12 a.m.

One event on July 3, 2021 at 12 a.m.

One event on July 17, 2021 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 on two Saturdays in both June and July—June 12 and 26 and July 3 and 17. This series of tours coincides with the annual memorial of the battle on July 17 at 10:30 a.m. The students will point out the exact…

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Peculiar Portraits, Tattered Aesthetic, and Stop: Fifty Ways to a Better World exhibit opens

June 26
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The work of Oklahoma artist John Hammer is on exhibit at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. The exhibition features selected works from three of Hammer’s themed series titled, Peculiar Portraits, Tattered Aesthetic, and Stop: Fifty Ways to a Better World. The curated exhibit will be on display at the Heritage Center during regular business hours from June 26th through August 21st.

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Pioneer Woman Museum Craft Fair and Family Fun Day

June 26, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
Pioneer Woman Museum, 701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

Join the fun this year when the Pioneer Woman Museum and Statue celebrate the old-fashioned way with a Craft Fair and Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 26, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. This is a community-friendly event when local crafters and artisans will be selling their handmade and hand-sewn items at stations around the museum. The craft fair items for sale will include fabric masks, hand-sewn aprons, wall hangings, dolls, paper crafts, wreaths, jewelry, and Tupperware. This family-friendly…

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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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“Life at Hunter’s Home: Farm Life at Hunter’s Home” concludes (virtual)

During the month of June, Hunter’s Home in Park Hill will continue its “Life at Hunter’s Home” subscription Facebook page with a focus on Farm Life. “Life at Hunter’s Home: Farm Life at Hunter’s Home” will present video workshops about the farming aspect of the historic site. The June subscription will include instructions about how to prepare a Haymaker’s Lunch, and how to build a single person bench in the workshop. “Life at Hunter’s Home” is a paid subscription Facebook group. Subscribers…

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On the Peak Lecture (virtual)

June 30, 12 p.m.1 p.m.

Join Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum on Facebook Live for an On the Peak Lecture. Lectures are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. On Wednesday, June 30, the topic for the for lecture will be Frederick Jackson Turner and the Frontier Thesis. Turner was a 20th-century historian who explored the idea that America's character was forged through western expansion. Visit PBR's Facebook page to find out more about the On the Peak…

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July 2021

Vintage Snack Sets exhibit opens

July 1
Fred and Addie Drummond Home, 305 North Price Avenue Hominy, OK 74035

The Fred and Addie Drummond Home in Hominy will feature Vintage Snack Sets, a temporary exhibit throughout the month of July. From the 1940s to the 1970s, women often entertained at home by hosting teas, coffees or church socials. On these special occasions, they would wear their Sunday best and bring out pretty snack sets that included a plate with a round indention to hold the matching cup. This exhibit will include pieces by manufacturers such as Anchor Hocking, Hazel-Atlas,…

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“Life at Hunter’s Home: Cooking and Crafts” begins (virtual)

During the month of July, Hunter’s Home in Park Hill will continue its “Life at Hunter’s Home” subscription Facebook page with a focus on demonstrations and handmade items. “Life at Hunter’s Home: Cooking and Crafts” will present video workshops with a kitchen demonstration about roasting ears of corn, and a video about making hand-made fans for the warmer months. “Life at Hunter’s Home” is a paid subscription Facebook group. Subscribers can visit the Hunter’s Home Facebook page for a link…

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Guided Tours

July 3
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One event on June 26, 2021 at 12 a.m.

One event on July 3, 2021 at 12 a.m.

One event on July 17, 2021 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 on two Saturdays in both June and July—June 12 and 26 and July 3 and 17. This series of tours coincides with the annual memorial of the battle on July 17 at 10:30 a.m. The students will point out the exact…

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Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence exhibit opens

July 7
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

On Wednesday, July 7, Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will open the exhibit Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence, organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). The poster exhibit explores women’s suffrage and the fight for the 19th Amendment. It will be enhanced by artifacts from the OHS that tell the story of women’s suffrage in the state of Oklahoma. This exhibit is free to the public and will be available in the museum building from July…

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SHPO Historic Preservation Tax Incentives virtual workshop series

July 7, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

July 7 - Program Overview On July 7–9, the State Historic Preservation Office will host the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives virtual workshop series.  The entire workshop series will be held online and live sessions will have ample opportunity for questions and discussion. In this session, staff will discuss the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program in general. The Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program encourages private sector investment in the rehabilitation and reuse of historic buildings. The session will also go over…

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SHPO Historic Preservation Tax Incentives virtual workshop series

July 8, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

July 8 - The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation On July 7–9, the State Historic Preservation Office will host the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives virtual workshop series.  The entire workshop series will be held online and live sessions will have ample opportunity for questions and discussion. In this session, staff will discuss the 10 Standards for Rehabilitation. The intent of the Standards are to assist the long-term preservation of a property’s significance through the preservation of historic materials…

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SHPO Historic Preservation Tax Incentives virtual workshop series

July 9, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

July 9 - The Secretary of the Interior's Guidelines for Rehabilitation On July 7–9, the State Historic Preservation Office will host the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives virtual workshop series.  The entire workshop series will be held online and live sessions will have ample opportunity for questions and discussion. For this session, staff will discuss the Guidelines for Rehabilitation. The Guidelines are intended to assist in applying the Standards to projects generally; consequently, they are not meant to give case-specific advice…

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Overnight at the Chuck Wagon

July 9, 6 p.m.July 10, 9 a.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Pack your sleeping bag, pajamas, toothbrush, and toothpaste for Overnight at the Chuck Wagon at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. This overnight event will take place from 6 p.m. on Friday, July 9, to 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 10. This event is for children ages 5–12, accompanied by at least one adult. Participants will bed down in various parts of the museum for a night of 19th-century activities, movies, arts and crafts, games, and storytelling, with a chuck wagon…

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Basket Making workshop

July 10, 9 a.m.3 p.m.
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Fort Towson Historic Site will host a Basket Making workshop taught by Linda Lou Alexander on Saturday, July 10, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a potluck lunch during the workshop. The cost is $45 per person, which will cover all supplies to make your own basket. Preregistration is required. For more information about the event or to preregister, please call Linda Lou Alexander at 580-982-8632, or contact John Davis at jdavis@okhistory.org. Fort Towson Historic Site is located north…

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Will’s Barter Bash *Canceled*

July 10, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

This event has been canceled. The Will Rogers Memorial Museum has come up with a clever way to clear out your closets and exchange goods and toys without spending a red cent. Think of the event as a barter-style picnic—the perfect place to trade unwanted, unused, or excess items and find other things that one may need or want. The event takes place beside the sunken gardens with lots of space for each family to set out a blanket full…

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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 theater. 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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Guided Tours

July 17
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One event on June 26, 2021 at 12 a.m.

One event on July 3, 2021 at 12 a.m.

One event on July 17, 2021 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 on two Saturdays in both June and July—June 12 and 26 and July 3 and 17. This series of tours coincides with the annual memorial of the battle on July 17 at 10:30 a.m. The students will point out the exact…

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Battle of Honey Springs Memorial Event

July 17, 10:30 a.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

A memorial service marking 158 years to the day of the Civil War engagement at Honey Springs will be held on Saturday, July 17, at 10:30 a.m. The event is free, open to the public, and will take place outside on the lawn of the Visitor Center. Featured speakers include Honey Springs Battlefield Site Manager Adam Lynn, OHS Executive Director Trait Thompson, and OHS Northeast Regional Director David Fowler. The presentation of colors by the color guard will precede an…

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History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip

July 17, 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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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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“Let’s Talk About It” Book Discussion Series

July 17, 6 p.m.
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum in Pawnee has partnered with Oklahoma Humanities (OH) to host OH’s Book Discussion Series called “Let’s Talk About It.” The book club meetings will take place as monthly in-person gatherings at the museum on Blue Hawk Peak, and will feature a different book title each month from July to November. All five of the books in the program have the overarching theme of “Many Trails, Many Tribes: American Indians in Fiction.” The intention of the…

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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 *canceled*

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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“The Soldiers of the First Kansas Volunteer Infantry” presentation by Art T. Burton

July 23, 7 p.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Honey Springs Battlefield will host a special presentation about the contributions of the First Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The program will be held at the Honey Springs Battlefield Visitor Center on Friday, July 23, at 7 p.m. Retired professor and award-winning author Art T. Burton will speak about the soldiers of the First Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment who fought bravely at the Battle of Honey Springs on July 17, 1863. The First Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment…

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Barn Quilt workshop **class is full**

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 are not made of fabric, but are instead square-shaped boards painted to resemble a quilt block. The colorful wooden patterns are placed on the exteriors of structures, and have evolved into a rural development initiative to boost tourism in communities all across the United States. Oklahoma State University Extension Educator Lindy Hoel will lead this workshop, where each participant will complete their…

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Rocket class

July 24, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center (OHC) will hold a Rocket class on Saturday, July 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program is being held in conjunction with the exhibit Launch to Landing: Oklahomans and Space. Rocket Class will begin with a behind-the-scenes tour and engage participants with a hands-on educational cart chock full of items about space. In the last half of the class, participants will make their own water bottle rockets and take turns launching them toward space! The class is…

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