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May 2024

200th Anniversary Commemoration

May 18
Fort Towson Historic Site, 896 N 4375 Road, Fort Towson, OK 74735

The Fort Towson Historic Site will host a living history event to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the fort. The ceremony will recognize the contribution of the soldiers who manned Fort Towson when it was active while celebrating the tremendous contributions of the Choctaw and Chickasaw people. The event will be held on May 18 from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Living historians will present a glimpse into the lives of military members and civilians who lived…

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History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip

May 18, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
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One event on January 20, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on February 3, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on February 17, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on March 2, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on March 16, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on April 6, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on April 20, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on May 4, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on May 18, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on June 1, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on June 15, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on July 6, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on July 20, 2024 at 11 a.m.

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 four historic territorial buildings in the Humphrey Heritage Village come to life with reenactors dressed in period clothing from the late 1800s. Attendees can sit at school desks in the Turkey Creek one-room schoolhouse while lessons are…

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The Wayne McCombs Classic, 1880s-era Baseball Game

May 18, 2 p.m.5 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

On Saturday, May 18, from 2 to 5 p.m., learn the history of America’s favorite pastime at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum as living history athletes conduct an 1880s-era baseball game. Bring the family and your gloves to learn about the history of baseball while watching a 19th-century-style baseball game. The game takes its name from beloved Claremore museum director Wayne McCombs (1952–2023). In addition to his job at the  Davis Gun Museum, he was a sports aficionado and baseball expert…

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Picnic in the Village

May 19, 12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

Enjoy a beautiful Spring Sunday picnic on the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center grounds on May 19 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.! With the purchase of one ticket, guests will reserve a picnic basket for two, with early 20th-century picnic fare, a blanket to sit on, supplies for a hands-on activity, and some take-home gifts. This lunchtime event is perfect for a Mother’s Day gift, lunch date, or nice Sunday afternoon outing with a friend. Tickets are priced at…

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“Cats and Cathouses” presentation

May 22, 6:30 p.m.
Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Carnegie Library, 406 East Oklahoma Avenue Guthrie, OK 73044

On Wednesday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m., the Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Carnegie Library will host a free lecture with authors Chris Enss and Preston Lewis. The program is called “Cats and Cathouses” and will dive into wayward women of the West and cats. Enns is a New York Times bestselling author who has written about women of the Old West for over 30 years. Lewis is a Spur Award-winning author of more than 40 Western, juvenile, and historical novels…

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Thursday Night Lecture Series: The Will Rogers Medallion Award program with Chris Enss and Preston Lewis

May 23, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

On Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m., Will Rogers Medallion Award Executive Director Chris Enss and award-winning author Preston Lewis will discuss the Will Rogers Medallion Award program at the May Thursday Night Lecture Series at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. Preston Lewis is the Spur Award-winning author of more than 40 western, juvenile and historical novels on the Old West as well as numerous articles, short stories and book reviews on the American frontier. About the Will Rogers Medallion Award…

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History Day Camp

May 28, 9 a.m.3 p.m.
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One event on May 29, 2024 at 9 a.m.

One event on May 30, 2024 at 9 a.m.

Fort Towson Historic Site will host “History Day Camp” for kids ages nine to 12 from Tuesday, May 28, through Thursday, May 30. The camp takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. During the three-day camp, young people can explore the site with physical and experiential learning activities that will encourage them to learn what life was like in the 1840s. Historical interpreters will lead campers in hands-on activities such as archaeology, military drills, old-fashioned games, and…

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History Day Camp

May 29, 9 a.m.3 p.m.
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One event on May 29, 2024 at 9 a.m.

One event on May 30, 2024 at 9 a.m.

Fort Towson Historic Site will host “History Day Camp” for kids ages nine to 12 from Tuesday, May 28, through Thursday, May 30. The camp takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. During the three-day camp, young people can explore the site with physical and experiential learning activities that will encourage them to learn what life was like in the 1840s. Historical interpreters will lead campers in hands-on activities such as archaeology, military drills, old-fashioned games, and…

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History Day Camp

May 30, 9 a.m.3 p.m.
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One event on May 29, 2024 at 9 a.m.

One event on May 30, 2024 at 9 a.m.

Fort Towson Historic Site will host “History Day Camp” for kids ages nine to 12 from Tuesday, May 28, through Thursday, May 30. The camp takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. During the three-day camp, young people can explore the site with physical and experiential learning activities that will encourage them to learn what life was like in the 1840s. Historical interpreters will lead campers in hands-on activities such as archaeology, military drills, old-fashioned games, and…

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“Hunter Trapper” Living History program ends

May 31
Fort Gibson Historic Site, 907 North Garrison Avenue Fort Gibson, OK 74434

Come to the Fort Gibson Historic Site on Fridays and Saturdays in the month of May to learn more about the life of a Hunter/Trapper in the Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma). Long before Fort Gibson was established, hunters and trappers in Indian Territory hunted and trapped fur-bearing animals for the purpose of trading for goods. Once Fort Gibson was established, hunters and trappers were pivotal to a successful economy, which had a larger part in the development of America. Fort…

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Movie Night featuring Angels in the Outfield (1994)

May 31, 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 FREE Movie Night featuring the film Angels in the Outfield (1994) in its theater on Friday, May 31. Admission to the movie is free, and guests can also enjoy free popcorn and drinks while watching the film, thanks to the Bank of Commerce’s sponsorship. Seating is limited, so the doors will open at 6 p.m. Please call 918-341-0719 for more information.

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June 2024

Clem Rogers and the Legacy of the Rogers Ranch exhibit closes

June 1
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Clem Rogers and the Legacy of the Rogers Ranch exhibit will remain open at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore through June 1, 2024. On Thursday, June 1, the exhibit Clem Rogers and the Legacy of the Rogers Ranch opened at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore. In the shadow of the iconic statue of Will Rogers in the Will Rogers Memorial Museum’s rotunda is a new exhibit telling the story of his father, Clem Rogers, and the Rogers…

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History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip

June 1, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
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One event on January 20, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on February 3, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on February 17, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on March 2, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on March 16, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on April 6, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on April 20, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on May 4, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on May 18, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on June 1, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on June 15, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on July 6, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on July 20, 2024 at 11 a.m.

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 four historic territorial buildings in the Humphrey Heritage Village come to life with reenactors dressed in period clothing from the late 1800s. Attendees can sit at school desks in the Turkey Creek one-room schoolhouse while lessons are…

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Sounds of the Prairie bluegrass performance

June 1, 5:30 p.m.8 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Museum and Rose Hill School, 2617 West Fir Street Perry, OK 73077

On Saturday, June 1, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Cherokee Strip Museum will host a “Sounds of the Prairie” bluegrass performance featuring The Hunt Brothers, a local bluegrass band. Admission is free to the public and will take place on the Cherokee Strip Museum grounds. Guests for this summer concert are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket and enjoy the sounds of the prairie musical set with friends and family.

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Inaugural Impressions: Oklahoma’s First Ladies Go to the Ball exhibit opens

June 7
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

This summer, the Oklahoma History Center Museum (OHCM) will be dressed to the nines as it opens an exhibit in the Noble Gallery highlighting the gowns Oklahoma’s first ladies wore to their inaugural balls. The exhibit Inaugural Impressions: Oklahoma’s First Ladies Go to the Ball will open on Friday, June 7. The show will contextualize their roles by highlighting how they presented themselves to the public at their husbands’ inaugurations. An array of fashions worn by first ladies will be…

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Basic Barn Quilt Workshop

June 7, 9 a.m.4 p.m.
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One event on June 8, 2024 at 9 a.m.

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

The Chisholm Trail Museum will hold two of its popular beginner barn quilt workshops on Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Participants only need to attend one class. Barn quilts are square-shaped boards painted to resemble a quilt block and then put on buildings. They have evolved into a rural development initiative to boost tourism in communities. Participants will make a barn quilt to take home. Oklahoma State University Extension educator Lindy Hoel will lead…

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Oklahoma History Center Open House

June 7, 5 p.m.7 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center Museum, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is thrilled to host this exclusive event, where we will showcase the array of unique room rentals available at our museum. This event will provide attendees with an immersive experience, showcasing the versatility and ambiance of each room through meticulously crafted mock setups. The breadth of possibilities available for events at the History Center ranges from corporate gatherings and weddings to private receptions and cultural celebrations. Expect door prizes, raffle tickets, or specials for services or…

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Quilting Workshop

June 8, 9 a.m.11 a.m.
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One event on March 9, 2024 at 9 a.m.

One event on April 13, 2024 at 9 a.m.

One event on May 11, 2024 at 9 a.m.

One event on June 8, 2024 at 9 a.m.

One event on July 13, 2024 at 9 a.m.

One event on August 10, 2024 at 9 a.m.

One event on September 7, 2024 at 9 a.m.

One event on October 12, 2024 at 9 a.m.

One event on November 9, 2024 at 9 a.m.

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 near Aline, OK 73716

The Quilting Workshop meets on the second Saturday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Sod House Museum for $5 per person. Learn 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, camaraderie, refreshments, discussions, quilt patterns, and old-fashioned bed turnings at the next quilting workshop. Proceeds directly fund Sod…

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Guided Tours

June 8, 9 a.m.4:30 p.m.
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One event on June 15, 2024 at 9 a.m.

One event on June 29, 2024 at 9 a.m.

One event on July 6, 2024 at 9 a.m.

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

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 Honey Springs Battlefield on three Saturdays in June: June 8 ,15, and 29, as well as Saturday, July 6. The students will point out the exact locations of military actions, highlight key aspects of the engagement, and discuss its historical importance. Normally, the park and its six trails are self-guided, with a total of 55 trail…

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Basic Barn Quilt Workshop

June 8, 9 a.m.4 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 8, 2024 at 9 a.m.

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

The Chisholm Trail Museum will hold two of its popular beginner barn quilt workshops on Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Participants only need to attend one class. Barn quilts are square-shaped boards painted to resemble a quilt block and then put on buildings. They have evolved into a rural development initiative to boost tourism in communities. Participants will make a barn quilt to take home. Oklahoma State University Extension educator Lindy Hoel will lead…

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Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show

June 8, 11 a.m.9 p.m.
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

The Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will celebrate the lives of Major Gordon W. “Pawnee Bill” Lillie, his wife May Lillie, and their famous Wild West Shows with a one-day celebration on Saturday, June 8. Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the original historic ranch site. Stagecoaches will roll amid thundering horse hooves while the lightning of gunfire explodes around Pawnee Bill, May, and their cohorts, as the talented performers…

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“Lift Every Voice: 60 Years Since the Civil Rights Act” Enid Chautauqua in the Park

June 11
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One event on June 12, 2024 at 12 a.m.

One event on June 13, 2024 at 12 a.m.

One event on June 14, 2024 at 12 a.m.

One event on June 15, 2024 at 12 a.m.

Enid's Summer Chautauqua in the Park returns for 2024 on Tuesday, June 11, through Saturday, June 15, at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC). Signs of this annual event become apparent when the big white tent takes its place on the Humphrey Heritage Village grounds every summer. This year’s theme, “Lift Every Voice: 60 Years Since the Civil Rights Act,” will feature the histories and perspectives of characters who influenced the Civil Rights movement through first-person scholarly presentations. During…

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OU/OAS Archaeological Field School at Spiro Mounds concludes

June 12
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, 18154 First Street Spiro, OK 74959

From May 13 to June 12, the University of Oklahoma students, faculty, and the Oklahoma Archaeological Survey staff will excavate at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center for a month. Visitors are welcome to observe the research and ask questions while the group works. Under the direction of Dr. Scott Hammerstedt, Dr. Amanda Regnier, and Dr. Patrick Livingood, students will be excavating areas of interest at the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center as the only pre-European contact site in Oklahoma. This is a…

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“Lift Every Voice: 60 Years Since the Civil Rights Act” Enid Chautauqua in the Park

June 12
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One event on June 12, 2024 at 12 a.m.

One event on June 13, 2024 at 12 a.m.

One event on June 14, 2024 at 12 a.m.

One event on June 15, 2024 at 12 a.m.

Enid's Summer Chautauqua in the Park returns for 2024 on Tuesday, June 11, through Saturday, June 15, at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC). Signs of this annual event become apparent when the big white tent takes its place on the Humphrey Heritage Village grounds every summer. This year’s theme, “Lift Every Voice: 60 Years Since the Civil Rights Act,” will feature the histories and perspectives of characters who influenced the Civil Rights movement through first-person scholarly presentations. During…

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“Lift Every Voice: 60 Years Since the Civil Rights Act” Enid Chautauqua in the Park

June 13
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One event on June 12, 2024 at 12 a.m.

One event on June 13, 2024 at 12 a.m.

One event on June 14, 2024 at 12 a.m.

One event on June 15, 2024 at 12 a.m.

Enid's Summer Chautauqua in the Park returns for 2024 on Tuesday, June 11, through Saturday, June 15, at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC). Signs of this annual event become apparent when the big white tent takes its place on the Humphrey Heritage Village grounds every summer. This year’s theme, “Lift Every Voice: 60 Years Since the Civil Rights Act,” will feature the histories and perspectives of characters who influenced the Civil Rights movement through first-person scholarly presentations. During…

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“Masonic Lodges of Oklahoma” presentation by Kenneth Sivard

June 13, 2 p.m.3 p.m.

On Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 2 p.m. (Central Time), Oklahoma Historical Society board member Kenneth Sivard will make a virtual presentation about the Masonic Lodges of Oklahoma. Register for the webinar.   About Kenneth Sivard A sixth-generation McCurtain County native, Kenny Sivard joined the McCurtain County Historical Society at age fifteen, was elected to the society’s board of directors at age seventeen, and was elected president of the organization in 2009. He received the society’s Distinguished Service Award in…

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“Lift Every Voice: 60 Years Since the Civil Rights Act” Enid Chautauqua in the Park

June 14
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One event on June 12, 2024 at 12 a.m.

One event on June 13, 2024 at 12 a.m.

One event on June 14, 2024 at 12 a.m.

One event on June 15, 2024 at 12 a.m.

Enid's Summer Chautauqua in the Park returns for 2024 on Tuesday, June 11, through Saturday, June 15, at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC). Signs of this annual event become apparent when the big white tent takes its place on the Humphrey Heritage Village grounds every summer. This year’s theme, “Lift Every Voice: 60 Years Since the Civil Rights Act,” will feature the histories and perspectives of characters who influenced the Civil Rights movement through first-person scholarly presentations. During…

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“Lift Every Voice: 60 Years Since the Civil Rights Act” Enid Chautauqua in the Park

June 15
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One event on June 12, 2024 at 12 a.m.

One event on June 13, 2024 at 12 a.m.

One event on June 14, 2024 at 12 a.m.

One event on June 15, 2024 at 12 a.m.

Enid's Summer Chautauqua in the Park returns for 2024 on Tuesday, June 11, through Saturday, June 15, at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC). Signs of this annual event become apparent when the big white tent takes its place on the Humphrey Heritage Village grounds every summer. This year’s theme, “Lift Every Voice: 60 Years Since the Civil Rights Act,” will feature the histories and perspectives of characters who influenced the Civil Rights movement through first-person scholarly presentations. During…

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Guided Tours

June 15, 9 a.m.4:30 p.m.
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One event on June 15, 2024 at 9 a.m.

One event on June 29, 2024 at 9 a.m.

One event on July 6, 2024 at 9 a.m.

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

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 Honey Springs Battlefield on three Saturdays in June: June 8 ,15, and 29, as well as Saturday, July 6. The students will point out the exact locations of military actions, highlight key aspects of the engagement, and discuss its historical importance. Normally, the park and its six trails are self-guided, with a total of 55 trail…

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History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip

June 15, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
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One event on January 20, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on February 3, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on February 17, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on March 2, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on March 16, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on April 6, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on April 20, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on May 4, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on May 18, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on June 1, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on June 15, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on July 6, 2024 at 11 a.m.

One event on July 20, 2024 at 11 a.m.

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 four historic territorial buildings in the Humphrey Heritage Village come to life with reenactors dressed in period clothing from the late 1800s. Attendees can sit at school desks in the Turkey Creek one-room schoolhouse while lessons are…

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Will’s Wild West Kids Camp

June 17, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
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One event on June 18, 2024 at 8:30 a.m.

One event on June 19, 2024 at 8:30 a.m.

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 17–19 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum (WRMM) 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 learning environment. Kids can participate in nature programs and crafts, watch a cowboy magician, hear Cherokee storytelling, and ride in Pawnee Bill’s stagecoach—and much, much more! Campers ages 5…

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Will’s Wild West Kids Camp

June 18, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
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One event on June 18, 2024 at 8:30 a.m.

One event on June 19, 2024 at 8:30 a.m.

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 17–19 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum (WRMM) 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 learning environment. Kids can participate in nature programs and crafts, watch a cowboy magician, hear Cherokee storytelling, and ride in Pawnee Bill’s stagecoach—and much, much more! Campers ages 5…

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Will’s Wild West Kids Camp

June 19, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
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One event on June 18, 2024 at 8:30 a.m.

One event on June 19, 2024 at 8:30 a.m.

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 17–19 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum (WRMM) 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 learning environment. Kids can participate in nature programs and crafts, watch a cowboy magician, hear Cherokee storytelling, and ride in Pawnee Bill’s stagecoach—and much, much more! Campers ages 5…

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

June 19, 1:30 p.m.
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One event on February 21, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on March 20, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on April 17, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on May 15, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on June 19, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on July 17, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on August 21, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on September 18, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on October 16, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on November 20, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on December 18, 2024 at 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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Lunch and Learn: “Robert M. Jones: A Choctaw Millionare in the American South, 1808–1873”

June 20, 12 p.m.

In this “Lunch and Learn” webinar, Dr. Jeff Fortney will delve into the complex figure of Robert M. Jones, a Choctaw man who became one of the South’s wealthiest individuals through his involvement in slavery, commerce, and land acquisition during the 19th century. Jones’s life and career during Indian Removal, rebuilding in Indian Territory, the Civil War, and Reconstruction will be explored to gain insights into the intertwined histories of the Choctaw Nation and capitalism in the South. Jones was…

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Summer Sounds Concert with musical duo Jim Garling and Susanne Woolley

June 20, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Museum and Horizon Hill, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

Join The Chisholm on the third Thursday of May, June, July, and August for a free Summer Sounds Concert series. Plan to come early and enjoy dinner from a featured food truck beginning at 6 p.m. Then, spread out your favorite blanket or set up a comfy lawn chair and enjoy live music from 7:00 – 8:30 at Horizon Hill, the home of territorial governor A.J. Seay. Each month will feature a unique group of Oklahoma musicians and a local…

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The Road to Will film screening and discussion with Steve McAlphabet

June 20, 7 p.m.8 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

On Thursday, June 20, at 7 p.m., Route 66 enthusiast and entertainer Steve McAlphabet will discuss his experiences traveling the Mother Road, sometimes called the Will Rogers Highway. In 2022, Steve McAlphabet rode his motorcycle 10,500 miles through 24 states and Washington, DC (over a period of 84 days) to explore the legacy of Will Rogers. His journey is encapsulated in the documentary he produced, entitled The Road to Will. Click here to see the trailer of The Road to Will.

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Useable Block Printing class

June 22, 1 p.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

A class focusing on the art of block printing will take place at the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday, June 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants will learn how to create and carve a block print design, practicing printing designs on fabric using small bags. Small bags are included in the ticket price; participants are allowed to bring other white canvas items for block printing if desired. Tickets are available online. They are $20 for Oklahoma Historical Society members…

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The People’s House: The Story of the Oklahoma State Capitol airs on OETA

June 27, 7:30 p.m.8 p.m.
OETA,

On June 27, at 7:30 p.m., The People’s House: The Story of the Oklahoma State Capitol documentary on the Oklahoma State Capitol will be aired on OETA. June 30, 2024, is the 107-year anniversary of the Oklahoma State Capitol’s completion in 1917. The documentary features a spectacular four-minute drone tour of the Capitol with glimpses of the House floor, Senate floor, and Oklahoma Supreme Court, providing rare views of the building’s interior and exterior. It walks through the history of…

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Movie Night featuring Babe (1995)

June 28, 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 FREE Movie Night featuring the film Babe (1995) in its theater on Friday, June 28. Admission to the movie is free, and guests can also enjoy free popcorn and drinks while watching the film, thanks to the Bank of Commerce’s sponsorship. Because seating is limited, the doors will open at 6 p.m. Please call 918-341-0719 for more information.

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