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December 2022

Holiday Candlelight Tours

December 13, 2022, 4 p.m.8 p.m.
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Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Oklahoma’s only remaining pre-Civil War plantation home will host five nights of candlelight tours in December. The tours of Hunter’s Home will take place from Tuesday, December 13, through Saturday, December 17, from 4–8 p.m. each day. The 177-year-old home will be decorated in a Victorian holiday style. Period Christmas decorations and candlelight will adorn the home's lavish parlor, sitting room, and dining room. Costumed reenactors will share the history of the home. For more information please call 918-456-2751.

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“Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program Overview” webinar

December 14, 2022, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

On Wednesday, December 14, from 10 a.m. to noon (Central Time), the State Historic Preservation Office will hold a free webinar to teach about the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives. 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 Application, Parts 1, 2, and 3 will guide owners and developers in successfully preparing the information needed for the State Historic Preservation Office to…

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Holiday Candlelight Tours

December 14, 2022, 4 p.m.8 p.m.
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Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Oklahoma’s only remaining pre-Civil War plantation home will host five nights of candlelight tours in December. The tours of Hunter’s Home will take place from Tuesday, December 13, through Saturday, December 17, from 4–8 p.m. each day. The 177-year-old home will be decorated in a Victorian holiday style. Period Christmas decorations and candlelight will adorn the home's lavish parlor, sitting room, and dining room. Costumed reenactors will share the history of the home. For more information please call 918-456-2751.

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“The Secretary’s Standards for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings” webinar

December 15, 2022, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

On Thursday, December 15, from 10 a.m. to noon (Central Time), the State Historic Preservation Office is featuring a free webinar that will feature a discussion of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation. Generally known as The Standards, these common-sense principles are widely used in the historic preservation field. Whether pursuing the 20% federal and 20% state tax credits for a certified rehabilitation, planning a rehabilitation project funded with federal assistance, serving on a local historic preservation commission,…

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Holiday Candlelight Tours

December 15, 2022, 4 p.m.8 p.m.
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One event on December 17, 2022 at 4 p.m.

Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Oklahoma’s only remaining pre-Civil War plantation home will host five nights of candlelight tours in December. The tours of Hunter’s Home will take place from Tuesday, December 13, through Saturday, December 17, from 4–8 p.m. each day. The 177-year-old home will be decorated in a Victorian holiday style. Period Christmas decorations and candlelight will adorn the home's lavish parlor, sitting room, and dining room. Costumed reenactors will share the history of the home. For more information please call 918-456-2751.

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The Secretary of the Interior’s Guidelines for Rehabilitation webinar

December 16, 2022, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

On Friday, December 16, from 10 a.m. to noon (Central Time), the State Historic Preservation Office will hold a free webinar featuring a discussion of the Secretary of the Interior's Guidelines for Rehabilitation. Generally known as The Guidelines, these are the how-to's or considerations that are widely used in the historic preservation field. Whether pursuing the 20% federal and 20% state tax credits for a certified rehabilitation, planning a rehabilitation project funded with federal assistance, serving on a local historic…

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Holiday Candlelight Tours

December 16, 2022, 4 p.m.8 p.m.
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Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Oklahoma’s only remaining pre-Civil War plantation home will host five nights of candlelight tours in December. The tours of Hunter’s Home will take place from Tuesday, December 13, through Saturday, December 17, from 4–8 p.m. each day. The 177-year-old home will be decorated in a Victorian holiday style. Period Christmas decorations and candlelight will adorn the home's lavish parlor, sitting room, and dining room. Costumed reenactors will share the history of the home. For more information please call 918-456-2751.

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Bake Day and Gingerbread Decorating

December 17, 2022, 10 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Fort Gibson Historic Site, 907 North Garrison Avenue Fort Gibson, OK 74434

Visit Fort Gibson Historic Site for a special Bake Day on Saturday, December 17, at 10 a.m. The staff at the fort will cook fresh bread and batches of gingerbread cookies just in time for the holidays! Fresh batches of bread will be ready at noon and again at 3 p.m., and big batches of gingerbread cookies will be available throughout the day starting at 11 a.m. The smell of fresh-baked bread will fill the crisp fall air on Garrison Hill…

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History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip

December 17, 2022, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
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Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

Step back in time and experience life in the Cherokee Outlet during History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid. On the first and third Saturday of each month, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the historic buildings in the Humphrey Heritage 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…

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Holiday Candlelight Tours

December 17, 2022, 4 p.m.8 p.m.
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Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Oklahoma’s only remaining pre-Civil War plantation home will host five nights of candlelight tours in December. The tours of Hunter’s Home will take place from Tuesday, December 13, through Saturday, December 17, from 4–8 p.m. each day. The 177-year-old home will be decorated in a Victorian holiday style. Period Christmas decorations and candlelight will adorn the home's lavish parlor, sitting room, and dining room. Costumed reenactors will share the history of the home. For more information please call 918-456-2751.

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

December 21, 2022, 1:30 p.m.
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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. Agendas will be available online 24 hours prior to the meeting at www.okhistory.org/board. This meeting will be held in-person at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.

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“Shut the Door! Barns in Oklahoma: The Significance of Barns in the Oklahoma Cultural Landscape” webinar

December 27, 2022, 6 p.m.

The State Historic Preservation Office is hosting a webinar series entitled “Shut the Door! Barns in Oklahoma,” featuring presenters who specialize in barn history, construction, and restoration. On Tuesday, December 27, the topic will be “The Significance of Barns in the Oklahoma Cultural Landscape.” This December webinar will be the last of the 2022 series. These presentations will be held on the last Tuesday of every other month, beginning at 6 p.m. The webinars will be limited to the first…

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Sherwood Forest (2022) documentary

December 29, 2022, 7 p.m.

The documentary Sherwood Forest (2022) by the late Academy Award-winning producer Gray Fredrickson will air on OETA on Thursday, December 29, at 7 p.m. The documentary follows the story of Samuel Lloyd Noble and a number of American roughnecks who carried out a lengthy top-secret mission to solve the problem of oil shortages in World War II. From March 1943 to March 1944, Noble and his crews drilled 106 wells in one year in a small oil field in Sherwood…

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Movie Night featuring Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

December 30, 2022, 6 p.m.9 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will host a Movie Night featuring the film Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) in its theater on Friday, December 30, at 7 p.m. “Horsing Around with Will” will take place from 6 to 7 p.m., during which families can enjoy activities and crafts relating to the movie’s theme. Guests can enjoy free admission, popcorn, and drinks while watching the film. Seating is limited, so early arrival is suggested. This event is FREE to…

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Observing with NASA Smithsonian exhibit kiosk closes

December 31, 2022
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Observing With NASA, an authentic data experience with astronomical imaging will be on display at the Oklahoma History Center (OHC) until December 31, 2022. This exhibit kiosk from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory engages visitors in the art and science of NASA imagery. Observing With NASA offers an introduction to the tools, data, and skills that NASA space scientists and data visualization experts use to create the images of deep space objects that we all know and love. Observing With NASA…

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January 2023

Wood Window Rescue online workshop

January 3

Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. is offering an online Wood Window Rescue online workshop in 2023 with instructors Ty McBride and Morgan Reinhart. The Wood Window Rescue Workshop will educate homeowners on how to restore most double-hung windows and solve common wood window problems. This workshop is designed for all skill types to work and learn at their own pace in the comfort and safety of their own home with videos, a PDF checklist, worksheets, and guides using an intuitive online learning…

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History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip

January 7, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
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Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip takes place throughout the year on the first and third Saturday of each month, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On those days, the historic buildings in the Humphrey Heritage Village at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) come to life with reenactors. These folks dressed in period clothing will have you convinced you have stepped back in time to 1893! Sit at school desks while lessons are taught at the Turkey Creek one-room…

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“Architecture of the Capitol” presentation by Trait Thompson *canceled*

January 7, 1 p.m.2 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Due to unforseen circumstances, the "Architecture of the Capitol" presentation has been canceled. Call 405-522-0765 for more information.

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OKPOP+Cain’s: Sex Pistols 45th Anniversary Live Podcast

January 11, 6 p.m.9 p.m.
Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main Street Tulsa, OK 74103

On Wednesday, January 11, the OKPOP Radio Hour will be recording a LIVE podcast celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Sex Pistol's 1978 Cain's Ballroom performance with hosts Meg Charron and Garrett Weindorf. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the live recording will begin at 7 p.m. The live recording will feature special guests John Holmstrom, creator/publisher of PUNK Magazine; Larry Shaeffer, former Cain’s Ballroom and show promoter; and his co-conspirator, Scott Munz. On an icy January evening in…

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Lunch and Learn: “How to Complete HPRI and Site Forms for OKSHPO Reviews” webinar

January 12, 12 p.m.

On Thursday, January 12, at noon (Central Time), the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will hold a free virtual webinar on how to complete Historic Preservation Resource Identification (HPRI) and site forms for Oklahoma SHPO reviews. In this webinar, SHPO National Register Coordinator Dr. Matthew Pearce, and Historical Archaeologist, Kristina Wyckoff, will go step by step through first the HPRI form and then the Oklahoma Archaeological site Survey form to demonstrate how to complete these documents for review by SHPO.…

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

January 14, 9 a.m.11 a.m.
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Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 near Aline, OK 73716

The Quilting workshop with Martha Ray meets on the second Saturday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Sod House Museum at a cost of $5 per person. Martha Ray teaches how to create appliqué designs, traditional block patterns, original designs, crazy quilts, landscape designs, and paper piecing. New members of any skill level are always encouraged to attend! Share in the happy exchange of shared skills, fun, and camaraderie, door prizes, refreshments, discussions, and quilt patterns, along…

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“Researching Legal Documents” presentation by Dr. Le’Shawn Turner

January 14, 12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Saturday, January 14, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Dr. Le'Shawn Turner, the reference librarian for the Oklahoma City University School of Law, will guide non-lawyers on the process of researching legal sources effectively. This class will be beneficial to college students, genealogists, and people with specific research interests. OHS Archival Collections Manager Mallory Covington will also share the various legal materials of the Eleanor and John Kirkpatrick Research Center in the Oklahoma History Center, where the class will take…

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Modern Wall Hangings workshop

January 14, 1 p.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Saturday, January 14, from 1 to 4 p.m., learn the art of weaving while creating a modern piece of wall art to take home! The hands-on program for ages 12 and up will teach about various types of fibers, basic techniques, and historic practices of weaving. The cost of the make-and-take modern wall-hanging workshop will be $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. All materials are included in the class cost. Registration is required and is limited to 15…

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MLK Day Bell-Ringing Ceremony

January 16, 10:45 a.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Monday, January 16, at 10:45 a.m., the public is welcome to attend the Bell-Ringing Ceremony in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Oklahoma History Center (OHC). The OHC is offering free admission to the museum from 10 a.m. to noon in observance of the MLK Day federal holiday. The ceremony will be a part of several activities planned during the 2023 MLK Day Celebration in Oklahoma City. To learn more about all of the events planned, visit…

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Jim Edgar and The Roadrunners exhibit opens

January 17
Cherokee Strip Museum and Rose Hill School, 2617 West Fir Street Perry, OK 73077

On Tuesday, January 17, the Cherokee Strip Museum will open the exhibition of the “Godfather” of the Oklahoma City Rock and Roll scene: Jim Edgar (1939–2022). The exhibit  Jim Edgar and the Roadrunners follows Edgar’s life as a musician and the success of his musical group. In the mid-1960s—the group’s most successful era—the band consisted of Jim Edgar, Sam Edwards, Farland Stanley, Larry Marcum, and Jimmy Driskol. In 1966, Jim and his band were the first to appear on the…

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Wheels exhibit opens

January 17
Cherokee Strip Museum and Rose Hill School, 2617 West Fir Street Perry, OK 73077

On Tuesday, January 17, a new exhibit at the Cherokee Strip Museum will explore the many uses of wheels. From an 1800s-era spinning wheel to the four wheels of a 1900s Studebaker “Junior” wagon, to push lawnmowers, hand-cranked butter churns and cast-iron pulleys, this exhibit is designed to have you going in circles. This “bespoke” collection of every wheel, of every type, comprises the museum’s newest exhibit Wheels. It will remain open until Friday, June 30. For more information about…

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Docent Training Class

January 17, 9 a.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

On Tuesday, January 17, at 9 a.m., The Will Rogers Memorial Museum (WRMM) will host a training class to provide instruction on becoming a WRMM Docent! This 6-week course is 3 hours in length from 9 a.m. to noon starting on January 17 and ending on February 24. Participants will be given topic assignments, field trips, and opportunities to shadow/observe current volunteers. After graduating from the course, participants will become an official Will Rogers "Roper." Ropers teach and oversee educational…

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting *canceled*

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

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meetings are scheduled on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. However, Executive Committee meetings are not usually held on the months in which the full board meets. Agendas will be available online 24 hours prior to the meeting at okhistory.org/BOARD. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK, 73105.  

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Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting

January 19, 1:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The regular quarterly meeting of the Historic Preservation Review Committee (HPRC) will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2023. The HPRC will meet in the Leroy H. Fischer Boardroom, Oklahoma History Center (third floor), located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK. The public is invited to attend. (NOTE: If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation, please contact Lynda Ozan at 405-522-4484 or lynda.ozan@history.ok.gov by noon on Wednesday, January 18, 2023). Additionally, the…

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Museum OKademy volunteer training class and lecture

January 21, 9 a.m.11 a.m.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) will host a six-session Museum OKademy course in 2023 to train volunteers and provide lectures on history. The classes will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., beginning on Saturday, January 21, and concluding on Saturday, April 1. The six-part lecture/workshop series, Museum OKademy, will be led by CSRHC Director Jake Krumwiede, CSRHC Director of Education Neal Matherne, and other CSRHC staff. These classes are aimed at both prospective volunteers and other adult…

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Stained Glass Preservation and Restoration workshop

January 21, 10 a.m.4 p.m.
Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

On Saturday, January 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion will have a Stained Glass Preservation and Restoration workshop. The 6-hour workshop will take place at the Carriage House of the Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th St., Oklahoma City. This workshop is the perfect setting to gain hands-on experience in the restoration and preservation of vintage/antique stained glass. Participants will learn how to protect and preserve stained glass, tour the mansion’s…

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History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip

January 21, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
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Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip takes place throughout the year on the first and third Saturday of each month, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On those days, the historic buildings in the Humphrey Heritage Village at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) come to life with reenactors. These folks dressed in period clothing will have you convinced you have stepped back in time to 1893! Sit at school desks while lessons are taught at the Turkey Creek one-room…

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Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors meeting

January 25, 1:30 p.m.
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Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors meetings occur on the 4th Wednesday of the first month of each quarter at 1:30 p.m. with the exception of the April meeting which will take place on Friday, April 21, also at 1:30 p.m. Agendas will be available online 24 hours prior to the meeting at okhistory.org/BOARD. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK, 73105.

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“History and Hops: The Case for Saving Abandoned Properties” presentation by Michael Schwarz

January 27, 6 p.m.8 p.m.
Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

On Friday, January 27, from 6 to 8 p.m., Preservation Oklahoma will continue its History and Hops series with a presentation on abandoned properties across the state of Oklahoma. Michael Schwarz of the Abandoned Atlas Foundation (AAF) will be making the presentation about the AAF's incredible work documenting and advocating for abandoned properties in Oklahoma. Schwarz will share the history of Abandoned Atlas and discuss ways to save abandoned properties. This event will take place in the Carriage House of…

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Movie Night featuring Will Rogers in Mr. Skitch (1933)

January 27, 6 p.m.10 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will host a Movie Night featuring the comedy film Mr. Skitch (1933), starring Will Rogers and ZaSu Pitts, in its theater on Friday, January 27, at 7 p.m.

“Horsing Around with Will” will take place from 6 to 7 p.m., during which families can enjoy activities and crafts relating to the movie’s theme. Guests can enjoy free admission, popcorn, and drinks while watching the film. Seating is limited, so early arrival is suggested. This event is FREE to attend, thanks to sponsorship by the Bank of Commerce. Please call 918-341-0719 for more information.

Will Rogers Movie Night is held on the last Friday of the month.

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Museum After Dark: Village Sounds featuring singer/songwriter duo Desi and Cody

January 27, 7 p.m.9 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is hosting the Tulsa-based musical duo, Desi and Cody on Friday, January 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. for Village Sounds, a part of the center's "Museum After Dark" programming. Desi & Cody, a Tulsa-based singer-songwriter duo, focus their music on life and experiences in Oklahoma. The group's performance at the Heritage Center will be a two-hour acoustic set. "Museum After Dark: Village Sounds" events are intimate listening experiences held at the Village Church…

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History Alive!: An Evening with James Armistead Lafayette

January 27, 7 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is honored to present Colonial Williamsburg’s Stephen Seals in a portrayal of James Armistead Lafayette. Join us for this special presentation in the Chesapeake Event Center and Gallery on Friday, January 27 at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $20 for nonmembers. There is no reserved seating, so early arrival is recommended. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. James Armistead Lafayette was born in 1748. He met the Marquis de Lafayette…

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Imprinting the West: Manifest Destiny, Real and Imagined exhibit opens

January 28
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

On Saturday, January 28, The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center will open the traveling exhibit Imprinting the West: Manifest Destiny, Real and Imagined. The exhibit will run from January 28 to March 16. Westward expansion was one of the most transformational elements in American life throughout the nineteenth century. Printed imagery played an important role in the dissemination of knowledge and understanding about the West and those who inhabited it. Imprinting the West: Manifest Destiny, Real and Imagined features 48 hand-colored engravings…

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Introduction to Botanical Embroidery workshop

January 28, 1 p.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Saturday, January 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. join Oklahoma embroidery artist Lacey Plana as she leads this introductory workshop full of botanical inspiration. She will teach guests to stitch a vibrant Oklahoma-inspired bouquet of Oklahoma roses, firewheels, and yarrows. This is a great class to learn or brush up on embroidery basics such as how to create a variety of stitches and how to transfer your favorite designs onto fabric. Many stitches will be demonstrated, including the back…

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“On a Great Battlefield: The History of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1863–2022” presentation by Dr. Jennifer Murray

January 28, 1 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

On Saturday, January 28, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Dr. Jennifer Murray author and teaching associate professor at Oklahoma State University (OSU) will present a history of the Gettysburg National Military Park at the Honey Springs Visitor Center. Dr. Jennifer M. Murray is a military historian specializing in the American Civil War. Murray’s most recent publication is On a Great Battlefield: The Making, Management, and Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933–2013 (2014, University of Tennessee Press). Dr. Murray’s program…

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