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March 2021

Spring Break activities

March 15, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 1 p.m., repeating until March 19, 2021

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

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will host Spring Break activities March 15–19 from 1 to 3 p.m. daily. Kids will have the opportunity learn about the life of Will Rogers while they participate in hands-on 19th-century activities, make paper airplanes, play a modified game of polo, and make their own movie posters, among other fun activities. The week of fun will wrap up on Friday with the annual Talent Show. Participants will be divided into two age groups:…

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Spring Break activities

March 16, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 1 p.m., repeating until March 19, 2021

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

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will host Spring Break activities March 15–19 from 1 to 3 p.m. daily. Kids will have the opportunity learn about the life of Will Rogers while they participate in hands-on 19th-century activities, make paper airplanes, play a modified game of polo, and make their own movie posters, among other fun activities. The week of fun will wrap up on Friday with the annual Talent Show. Participants will be divided into two age groups:…

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On the Peak Lecture: Women‘s Suffrage (virtual)

March 17, 12 p.m.1 p.m.

In this On the Peak Lecture, Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will discuss the women's suffrage movement in America, and its impact on Oklahoma. This free program will be available via Facebook Live. Visit www.facebook.com/pawneebillranch on Wednesday, March 17, from noon to 1 p.m. to watch.

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Spring Break activities

March 17, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 1 p.m., repeating until March 19, 2021

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

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will host Spring Break activities March 15–19 from 1 to 3 p.m. daily. Kids will have the opportunity learn about the life of Will Rogers while they participate in hands-on 19th-century activities, make paper airplanes, play a modified game of polo, and make their own movie posters, among other fun activities. The week of fun will wrap up on Friday with the annual Talent Show. Participants will be divided into two age groups:…

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting *canceled*

March 17, 1:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

This meeting has been canceled.

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“Women in Aerospace: Stories from the Smithsonian Collection” program (virtual)

March 17, 4 p.m.6 p.m.

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a virtual portal to the Smithsonian program, “Women in Aerospace: Stories from the Smithsonian Collection,” on Wednesday, March 17, at 4 p.m. This event is free to watch on Zoom, but preregistration is required. This program is part of a series of Smithsonian Affiliations’ Virtual Scholar Talks celebrating Women’s History Month, as well as discussing the Smithsonian’s latest book, Smithsonian American Women. Featured speaker Dr. Margaret Weitekamp, Curator and Department…

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Spring Break activities

March 18, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 1 p.m., repeating until March 19, 2021

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

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will host Spring Break activities March 15–19 from 1 to 3 p.m. daily. Kids will have the opportunity learn about the life of Will Rogers while they participate in hands-on 19th-century activities, make paper airplanes, play a modified game of polo, and make their own movie posters, among other fun activities. The week of fun will wrap up on Friday with the annual Talent Show. Participants will be divided into two age groups:…

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Vernal Equinox Walks

March 19
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, 18154 First Street Spiro, OK 74959

Come celebrate the beginning of spring a little differently this year. On Friday, March 19, there will be a series of guided Vernal Equinox Walks at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center where visitors can learn from an archaeologist about the spring equinox. There will be walks at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m., led by archaeologist and manager Dennis Peterson. Each walk will take about two hours and require a mile of easy walking. Peterson will tell about this unique,…

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Spring Break activities

March 19, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 1 p.m., repeating until March 19, 2021

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

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will host Spring Break activities March 15–19 from 1 to 3 p.m. daily. Kids will have the opportunity learn about the life of Will Rogers while they participate in hands-on 19th-century activities, make paper airplanes, play a modified game of polo, and make their own movie posters, among other fun activities. The week of fun will wrap up on Friday with the annual Talent Show. Participants will be divided into two age groups:…

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History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip

March 20, 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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“Collecting COVID-19 at the National Museum of American History,” Pandemic Perspectives: Stories Through Collections (virtual)

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a virtual portal to the Smithsonian program “Collecting COVID-19 at the National Museum of American History” on Tuesday, March 23, at 3 p.m. COVID-19 has dramatically altered the United States, impacting almost every aspect of everyday life. For museums that document the history of their communities, collecting around COVID-19 has posed multiple challenges. Panelists will share their thoughts on the pandemic’s impact on communities and discuss how the National Museum…

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

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

A special meeting of the Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday, March 24, at 1:30 p.m. 

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

March 24, 1:40 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

An Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 1:40 p.m.

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“Ancient Worlds Contemporary Selves: Smithsonian Scholars Explore Intersectionality” program (virtual)

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a virtual portal to the Smithsonian program, “Ancient Worlds Contemporary Selves: Smithsonian Scholars Explore Intersectionality,” on Wednesday, March 24, at 6 p.m. This event is free to watch on Zoom, but preregistration is required. This program is part of a series of Smithsonian Affiliations’ Virtual Scholar Talks celebrating Women’s History Month, as well as discussing the Smithsonian’s latest book, Smithsonian American Women. In this discussion, scholars from the National Museum…

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History and Haunts at the Overholser

March 25, 7 p.m.
Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Join the Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion for our 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 and are available online now.

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Movie Night featuring Mr. Skitch (1933)

March 26, 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 on Friday, March 26 featuring Will Rogers in Mr. Skitch (1933). Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the movies beginning at 7 p.m. 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 ticket.

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The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound film screening

March 27, 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 The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound (2013) on Saturday, March 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. Celebrate Women’s History Month by exploring the story of over 100,000 brave young women who made an unusual decision to leave home and travel west. They worked as waitresses along the railroad, opening the doors of the West to women. Learn about Oklahoma’s own Harvey Houses and the impact that the Harvey Girls made on the progress of…

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National Vietnam War Veterans Day and Tip of the Spear exhibit opening

March 29, 9:30 a.m.11 a.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

In observance of National Vietnam War Veterans Day, the Oklahoma History Center (OHC) will host a ceremony to honor those who served in the US armed services during the Vietnam War on Monday, March 29, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The event will include the opening of Tip of the Spear, a new outdoor exhibit featuring a Huey helicopter. The ceremony will take place on the campus of the OHC, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. For…

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

During the month of March, Hunter’s Home in Park Hill will continue its “Life at Hunter’s Home” subscription Facebook page with a focus on Women’s History Month. “Life at Hunter’s Home: Women of Hunter’s Home” will present the women of Hunter’s Home and their roles and responsibilities, including Minerva and Amanda Murrell’s duties as mistress of the plantation, the jobs and responsibilities of the enslaved women, and the daily activities described in Emily Murrell’s journal. “Life at Hunter’s Home” is…

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On the Peak Lecture: Lillian Smith (virtual)

On Wednesday, March 31, the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will feature another installment of the online lecture series On the Peak as a Facebook Live event. The topic for the March 31 lecture will be Lillian Smith. Born in 1871, Smith was one of the prominent female stars of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. As a cowgirl entertainer, she typified the determination of women of her era broke gender barriers with her skill and marksmanship. The Pawnee Bill Ranch…

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“Women Artists Respond to Place” program (virtual)

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a virtual portal to the Smithsonian program, “Women Artists Respond to Place,” on Wednesday, March 31, at 4 p.m. This event is free to watch on Zoom, but preregistration is required. This program is part of a series of Smithsonian Affiliations’ Virtual Scholar Talks celebrating Women’s History Month, as well as discussing the Smithsonian’s latest book, Smithsonian American Women. In this discussion, the significance of landscapes, places, and narratives of…

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April 2021

Hammered Aluminum Ware exhibit opens

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

The Fred and Addie Drummond Home will host the exhibit Hammered Aluminum Ware during the month of April. Visitors can view beautiful examples of hammered aluminum metalware, such as salad dishes, cookie trays, and pitchers with matching tumblers.

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Tying the Knot exhibit closes

April 3
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

On Friday, January 15, the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) in Enid opened a new temporary exhibit entitled Tying the Knot.

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt

April 3, 10 a.m.
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

On Saturday, April 3, the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt. The Egg Hunt is cosponsored by the local Pawnee Lions Club and the Pawnee Chamber of Commerce. The hunt will begin promptly at 10 a.m., signaled by Pawnee Bill, portrayed by Kevin Webb, firing his pistol. The Egg Hunt is spread out over many acres of the historic site. Thousands of eggs will be hidden, including gold and silver prize eggs containing money…

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History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip

April 3, 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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Will Rogers Memorial Museum Easter Egg Hunt

April 3, 11:30 a.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Visit the Will Rogers Memorial Museum for the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3. This year, the museum is teaming up with Cedar Point Church to offer this event. The egg hunt begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. on the museum grounds, so be sure to arrive early. The Easter Bunny will hide thousands of candy-filled eggs for the children to find, and some eggs will contain special prizes. Please call 918-341-0719 for more information.

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Sunrise Service

April 4, 7 a.m.
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

On Sunday, April 4, the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will host its annual nondenominational Sunrise Service. The service will begin at approximately 7 a.m. on Blue Hawk Peak, the highest point on the ranch grounds. The service is led by the Pawnee Ministerial Alliance and is a community-wide tradition. Participants are asked to bring their own seating and dress appropriately for the outdoors. Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum is located at 1141 Pawnee Bill Road in Pawnee.

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American Battlefield Trust Park Day

April 10
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

On Saturday, April 10, two OHS historic military sites are participating in the American Battlefield Trust's annual Park Day event. History enthusiasts from across the country take part in an effort to help keep our nation’s heritage not only preserved but pristine. Since 1996, American Battlefield Trust has sponsored Park Day, an annual hands-on preservation event to help Civil War—and now Revolutionary War and War of 1812—battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small. Those interested in…

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American Battlefield Trust Park Day

April 10
Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

On Saturday, April 10, two OHS historic military sites are participating in the American Battlefield Trust's annual Park Day event. History enthusiasts from across the country take part in an effort to help keep our nation’s heritage not only preserved but pristine. Since 1996, American Battlefield Trust has sponsored Park Day, an annual hands-on preservation event to help Civil War—and now Revolutionary War and War of 1812—battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small. Those interested in…

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

April 10, 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 12, 2021

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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Blacksmithing Demonstrations and Saltfork Craftsmen Artist-Blacksmith Association Regional Meeting

April 10, 10 a.m.2 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Museum and Rose Hill School, 2617 West Fir Street Perry, OK 73077

The Saltfork Craftsmen Artist-Blacksmith Association will once again hold their monthly meeting at the Cherokee Strip Museum's Blacksmith Shop on Saturday, April 10, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. If you have ever wanted to try your hand at the craft, or if you just enjoy watching these craftsmen do what they love, come and join us. The Saltfork Craftsmen enjoy teaching young and old alike! We will start firing up the forge at 10 a.m. This event is free…

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Will’s Barter Bash

April 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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On the Peak Lecture (virtual)

April 14, 12 p.m.1 p.m.
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, repeating until May 26, 2021

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. Visit www.facebook.com/pawneebillranch to learn more and view the lecture.

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

April 14, 1:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

This meeting has been canceled.

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Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

April 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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Basket Weaving workshop

April 17, 9 a.m.
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

If you have ever wanted to learn how to weave a basket, join us for this workshop on Saturday, April 17, at 9 a.m. Linda Lou Alexander will teach participants how to make a round basket. Pre-registration is required and is the cost is $45 per person. All supplies and a potluck lunch are included. For more information or to register, please call Fort Towson at 580-873-2634 or Linda Lou at 580-982-8632.

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History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip

April 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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America’s National Parks at 100 film screening

April 17, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Celebrate Earth Day and Oklahoma’s state and national parks with the Smithsonian film, America’s National Parks at 100 (2016). The Oklahoma History Center will screen this film on Saturday, April 17, from 1 to 3 p.m.

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Family Day at the Museum

April 17, 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 as we explore candy from the 1920s. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will be on-site for chocolate-making demonstrations and samples! 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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State Flag of Oklahoma family-friendly drop-in activity

April 17, 2 p.m.3 p.m.
Pioneer Woman Museum, 701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

Visit the Pioneer Woman Museum and Statue on Saturday, April 17, to take part in a drop-in program and learn all about the state flag of Oklahoma. This free program is open to all ages interested in learning more about the Ponca City woman who handpainted the winning design of the state flag in use today. The state flag of Oklahoma was created by Oklahoman Louise Fluke while she was living in Ponca City. Fluke was an art teacher and…

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