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November 2020

“The Gateway to Oklahoma History” Second Saturday Demo

November 14, 2020, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

On Saturday, November 14, from 1 to 3 p.m., Fort Towson Historic Site will host Chad Williams, the director of the Research Division for the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS), who will present a program entitled “The Gateway to Oklahoma History” for the November installment of the Second Saturday Demo series. The Gateway to Oklahoma History is a free, online repository of Oklahoma history that is continually being updated. Using The Gateway, patrons can search and view over three million historic…

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Maps and Mapmaking: Historical Maps of Oklahoma exhibit opens

November 16, 2020
Chisholm Trail Museum and Horizon Hill, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

On November 16, the Chisholm Trail Museum (CTM) in Kingfisher will open a special temporary exhibit featuring historical maps from the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS), as well as historical surveying equipment from the museum.

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Launch to Landing: Oklahomans and Space exhibit opens

November 17, 2020
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On November 17, 2020, the Oklahoma History Center (OHC) will open Launch to Landing: Oklahomans and Space. This exhibit focuses on the many Oklahomans who played a part in the US air and space program, as well as early Oklahoma pioneers of aviation. To celebrate the opening of Launch to Landing, as well as the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma History Center, the OHC will offer free admission to the public Tuesday, November 17, through Saturday, November 21, sponsored by the Inasmuch Foundation.

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Oklahoma History Center’s 15th Anniversary Celebration

November 17, 2020
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until November 21, 2020

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the opening of the Oklahoma History Center, all visitors will receive free admission beginning Tuesday, November 17, through Saturday, November 21, sponsored by the Inasmuch Foundation.

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Oklahoma Route 66 Centennial Commission meeting

November 17, 2020, 1:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Route 66 Centennial Commission will meet on Tuesday, November 17, at 1:30 p.m. in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab at the Oklahoma History Center.

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Oklahoma History Center’s 15th Anniversary Celebration

November 18, 2020
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until November 21, 2020

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the opening of the Oklahoma History Center, all visitors will receive free admission beginning Tuesday, November 17, through Saturday, November 21, sponsored by the Inasmuch Foundation.

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting *Canceled*

November 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

This meeting has been canceled.

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Oklahoma History Center’s 15th Anniversary Celebration

November 19, 2020
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until November 21, 2020

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the opening of the Oklahoma History Center, all visitors will receive free admission beginning Tuesday, November 17, through Saturday, November 21, sponsored by the Inasmuch Foundation.

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Oklahoma History Center’s 15th Anniversary Celebration

November 20, 2020
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until November 21, 2020

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the opening of the Oklahoma History Center, all visitors will receive free admission beginning Tuesday, November 17, through Saturday, November 21, sponsored by the Inasmuch Foundation.

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

November 21, 2020
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.

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Oklahoma History Center’s 15th Anniversary Celebration

November 21, 2020
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until November 21, 2020

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the opening of the Oklahoma History Center, all visitors will receive free admission beginning Tuesday, November 17, through Saturday, November 21, sponsored by the Inasmuch Foundation.

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History Alive! Living History Experience

November 21, 2020, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
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First and third Saturday of the month
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! at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) in Enid. On the first and third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the historic buildings in the CSRHC’s Humphrey Heritage Village will come alive with reenactors 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…

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Born Dry: Prohibition in Oklahoma exhibit opens

November 25, 2020
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Wednesday, November 25, the Oklahoma History Center will open its newest exhibit, Born Dry: Prohibition in Oklahoma. Featuring 25 black-and-white photographs taken during the decades-long fight over prohibition in Oklahoma, this exhibit explores the debate over the legality of alcohol sales through historical imagery.

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Christmas in the Village

November 27, 2020, 5 p.m.9 p.m.
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An event every week that begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, repeating until December 18, 2020

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

Come safely experience a socially distanced Victorian Christmas in the Humphrey Heritage Village at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) starting this Friday, November 27, from 5 to 9 p.m. Christmas in the Village will take place each Friday evening between Thanksgiving and Christmas, with the final celebration happening on Friday, December 18. In order to keep the staff, volunteers, and the public as safe as possible, the CSRHC is creating a different experience for Christmas in the Village…

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“Life at Hunter’s Home” program series concludes (virtual)

November 28, 2020

The online adventure at Hunter’s Home continues in November! Hunter’s Home in Park Hill has launched a private Facebook group, “Life at Hunter’s Home,” to make in-person events and workshops available online. Access to this group is $10 for the month and includes workshops, demonstrations, discussion threads, recipes, and more. For November, the site will offer two cooking workshops, one of which will be live; a craft demonstration; a dedicated thread for members to suggest YouTube videos they would like…

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December 2020

“Child’s Play: Dolls of Native America” exhibit closes

December 1, 2020
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society’s Office of American Indian Culture and Preservation has opened a new, educational exhibit, Child’s Play: Dolls of Native America. The exhibit highlights more than 65 dolls and doll makers from different American Indian tribes. The exhibit will not only present the importance of dolls as children’s toys but also their significance as an art form and a way to document styles and materials used in making traditional tribal clothing. The exhibit includes selected biographies of doll…

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“Life at Hunter’s Home: Winter Celebrations” begins (virtual)

December 1, 2020

December at Hunter’s Home in Park Hill is all about winter celebrations, and staff members aim to continue the tradition through the “Life at Hunter’s Home” Facebook group. The new Facebook group launched in October to bring a version of the site’s events and programs to a larger audience while keeping everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. To celebrate the holidays, the Facebook group will be free to join during the month of December. The merry activities and videos that…

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Will’s Country Christmas

December 4, 2020, 5 p.m.9 p.m.
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December 4 and 5
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 4, and Saturday, December 5, from 5 to 9 p.m. The ranch house will be decorated for an Indian Territory Christmas. The evening will include crafts, camel and pony rides, 19th-century games, carriage rides, train rides and food trucks. Guests will also have the opportunity to take a Wild West hayride by the shores of Oologah Lake. Admission to Will’s Country Christmas is free, but there…

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Christmas in the Village

December 4, 2020, 5 p.m.9 p.m.
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An event every week that begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, repeating until December 18, 2020

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

Come safely experience a socially distanced Victorian Christmas in the Humphrey Heritage Village at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) starting this Friday, November 27, from 5 to 9 p.m. Christmas in the Village will take place each Friday evening between Thanksgiving and Christmas, with the final celebration happening on Friday, December 18. In order to keep the staff, volunteers, and the public as safe as possible, the CSRHC is creating a different experience for Christmas in the Village…

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The Spirit of Greenwood/1921 Tulsa Race Massacre exhibit opens

December 5, 2020
Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Beginning on December 5, the Honey Springs Battlefield will host the traveling exhibit The Spirit of Greenwood/1921 Tulsa Race Massacre from the Tulsa Historical Society. The exhibit explores the history, prosperity, and perseverance of the earliest Black residents of the Greenwood area and the tragic confluence of events of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. The exhibit will be on display inside the visitor center from Saturday, December 5, to Saturday, December 19. Admission to the Honey Springs Battlefield Visitor Center is…

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History Alive! Living History Experience

December 5, 2020, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)
First and third Saturday of the month
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! at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) in Enid. On the first and third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the historic buildings in the CSRHC’s Humphrey Heritage Village will come alive with reenactors 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…

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Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story film screening

December 5, 2020, 1 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Eighty-five years after the implementation of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) by President Roosevelt, the Oklahoma History Center and the Smithsonian Channel are excited to present a screening of Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story. This screening will be held on Saturday, December 5, at 1 p.m., and is included with paid admission to the Oklahoma History Center. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Admission is free for OHS members; children five and under; and…

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“Choctaw and Chickasaw Involvement in the Civil War and the Battle of Honey Springs” presentation by Kenny Sivard (virtual)

December 5, 2020, 1 p.m.

Honey Springs Battlefield will host a special presentation, “Choctaw and Chickasaw Involvement in the Civil War and the Battle of Honey Springs,” to be held virtually via its Facebook page on Saturday, December 5, at 1 p.m. Speaker Kenny Sivard will discuss what led the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations into the Civil War, how their governments became allied with the Confederacy and their role in the Confederate war effort. Sivard also will discuss the importance of the Choctaw and Chickasaw…

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Will’s Country Christmas

December 5, 2020, 5 p.m.9 p.m.
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December 4 and 5
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 4, and Saturday, December 5, from 5 to 9 p.m. The ranch house will be decorated for an Indian Territory Christmas. The evening will include crafts, camel and pony rides, 19th-century games, carriage rides, train rides and food trucks. Guests will also have the opportunity to take a Wild West hayride by the shores of Oologah Lake. Admission to Will’s Country Christmas is free, but there…

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Christmas in the Village *Canceled*

December 11, 2020, 5 p.m.9 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

This event has been canceled.

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Icons of the Oklahoma Prairie exhibit closes

December 12, 2020
Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

The intricately beautiful artwork of Burneta Venosdel will be on display at the Sod House Museum on November 14 through December 12. Icons of the Oklahoma Prairie is Venosdel’s tribute to her great-grandparents on both sides of her family. Koppitz, Wagner, McMullen, Bloom, and May were all pioneers of the area, some making the Cherokee Outlet Land Run of 1893.

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Christmas Open House *Canceled*

December 12, 2020, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

This event has been canceled.

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Christmas at the Fort

December 12, 2020, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Fort Towson Historic Site will host Christmas at the Fort on Saturday, December 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. Visitors to the site, which was originally established in 1824, will celebrate the season with a riding tour of the grounds ending at the Sutler’s Store with coffee, cocoa, treats, and photos with Santa. For more information about the event, please call John Davis at 580-873-2634 or email jdavis@okhistory.org. Fort Towson Historic Site is located north of US 70 near Fort…

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Christmas Open House

December 12, 2020, 1 p.m.4 p.m.
Fred and Addie Drummond Home, 305 North Price Avenue Hominy, OK 74035

The annual Christmas Open House at the historic Fred and Addie Drummond Home will take place on Saturday, December 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. Every room of the house will be decorated for the Christmas season socially-distanced house tours will be available. Occupancy is currently limited to no more than nine in the home at one time, and visitors will be admitted in the order of arrival. Visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing by staying six feet away…

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

December 16, 2020, 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. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held in the Dr. LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.

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Christmas in the Village

December 18, 2020, 5 p.m.9 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, repeating until December 18, 2020

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

Come safely experience a socially distanced Victorian Christmas in the Humphrey Heritage Village at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) starting this Friday, November 27, from 5 to 9 p.m. Christmas in the Village will take place each Friday evening between Thanksgiving and Christmas, with the final celebration happening on Friday, December 18. In order to keep the staff, volunteers, and the public as safe as possible, the CSRHC is creating a different experience for Christmas in the Village…

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The Spirit of Greenwood/1921 Tulsa Race Massacre exhibit closes

December 19, 2020
Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Beginning on December 5, the Honey Springs Battlefield will host the traveling exhibit The Spirit of Greenwood/1921 Tulsa Race Massacre from the Tulsa Historical Society. The exhibit explores the history, prosperity, and perseverance of the earliest Black residents of the Greenwood area and the tragic confluence of events of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. The exhibit will be on display inside the visitor center from Saturday, December 5, to Saturday, December 19. Admission to the Honey Springs Battlefield Visitor Center is…

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History Alive! Living History Experience

December 19, 2020, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)
First and third Saturday of the month
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! at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) in Enid. On the first and third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the historic buildings in the CSRHC’s Humphrey Heritage Village will come alive with reenactors 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…

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Winter Solstice Walks

December 21, 2020
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, 18154 First Street Spiro, OK 74959

On December 21, 2020, Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center will be hosting guided walks to share about the winter solstice and how prehistoric American Indians dealt with the changes in the seasons. Archaeologist and manager Dennis Peterson will lead guided tours starting at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m. Each walk will take about two hours and require a mile of easy walking. The pace of life today is so rushed and hectic that the natural rhythms of the sun,…

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Quilts from the Cherokee Strip exhibit closes

December 26, 2020
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

Quilts from the Cherokee Strip is now on display at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. This exhibit features f special quilts from the center's collections. The quilts include a wide variety of patterns and styles representing the region’s history since the Cherokee Outlet Land Run. One quilt even dates back as early as 1872, before the land run. The quilts will be on exhibit through December 26. The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is located at 507 South Fourth Street in Enid.…

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

December 30, 2020

December at Hunter’s Home in Park Hill is all about winter celebrations, and staff members aim to continue the tradition through the “Life at Hunter’s Home” Facebook group. The new Facebook group launched in October to bring a version of the site’s events and programs to a larger audience while keeping everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. To celebrate the holidays, the Facebook group will be free to join during the month of December. The merry activities and videos that…

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January 2021

“Life at Hunter’s Home: The Lady of the House” begins (virtual)

During the month of January 2021 Hunter’s Home will continue digital programming centered on the lady of the house, Minerva Ross Murrell. The “Life at Hunter’s Home” Facebook group is a way to engage in the site’s events and programs from home while keeping safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. January programs will focus on medicine, mourning practices, and birthday celebrations in the 19th century. Beginning on January 5, the programming with explore 19th-century medicines and illnesses that correlate to the…

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

January 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 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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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

January 20, 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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Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting *Canceled*

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

The January meeting has been canceled.

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