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October 2019

Research Center Book Sale

October 11
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 12, 2019

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

Mark your calendar for our annual sale! This is your chance to shop rare and out-of-print books, historical maps and photos, periodicals, records, and gifts. All proceeds from the sale benefit the OHS Research Center. Book sale hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Saturday hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Discovering DNA Secrets with Blaine Bettinger and Melissa A. Johnson

October 11
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 12, 2019

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

The Oklahoma Genealogical Society and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present a two-day event about DNA testing and genealogical research. This event will be held October 11 and 12 at the Oklahoma History Center. Details and registration information will be available on www.okgensoc.org.

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Research Center Book Sale

October 12
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 12, 2019

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

Mark your calendar for our annual sale! This is your chance to shop rare and out-of-print books, historical maps and photos, periodicals, records, and gifts. All proceeds from the sale benefit the OHS Research Center. Book sale hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Saturday hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Discovering DNA Secrets with Blaine Bettinger and Melissa A. Johnson

October 12
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 12, 2019

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

The Oklahoma Genealogical Society and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present a two-day event about DNA testing and genealogical research. This event will be held October 11 and 12 at the Oklahoma History Center. Details and registration information will be available on www.okgensoc.org.

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

October 12, 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 November 9, 2019

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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Beginning Genealogy class

October 15, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

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

With so many resources, websites, and services, starting your family research can be daunting. In this five-session class, our instructors will show you the steps to success in tracing your own family tree. This class meets Tuesdays in October from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is $30 for OHS members and $40 for nonmembers, and preregistration is required. Contact the Research Center at 405-522-5225 to preregister. This class will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab,…

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Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting

October 17, 1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
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The HPRC meets quarterly.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is pleased to announce the Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee’s (HPRC) meeting schedule for 2019. 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 archaeologist, Norman); Shirley Ballard Nero (historian, Clearview); Jana Phillips (architectural historian, Stillwater); and Charles Wallis (historical archaeologist, Norman). The HPRC’s 2019…

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A Night in the Life: The Swinging Sixties

October 18, 7 p.m.10 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join the Oklahoma Historical Society for an immersive evening in the 1960s on Friday, October 18, from 7 to 10 p.m. Held at the Oklahoma History Center, this third annual fundraising gala will entertain guests with DJ Ronnie Kaye, dancing, and live entertainment. The photo booth will be back, allowing guests to insert themselves in some of history’s most memorable moments. The evening will include heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks from the period, a dress-up station, vignettes, a raffle, and…

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Archaeology Day

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

October is Archaeology Month in Oklahoma and internationally, and Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center will celebrate on International Archaeology Day, Saturday, October 19, 2019, with a special event including a lecture, guided walk, and many other activities. Oklahoma Archaeology Month is sponsored and promoted by the Oklahoma Anthropological Society and the Oklahoma Public Archaeology Network and includes events throughout Oklahoma during the month of October. Lectures about the prehistory and history of this region will start at 11 a.m. There also…

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Oral History workshop with Joe Todd

October 19, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Saturday, October 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Oklahoma Historical Society will hold an oral history workshop. Oral historian and author Joe Todd will share best practices for conducting an oral history interview. This program will be especially helpful for high school seniors who wish to apply for the Todd Family Scholarship, but it is open to the general public as well. This workshop will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab, located on…

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“Carnival of Animals” Kilgen Organ family program and performance by Adam Mark Pajan

October 19, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Saturday, October 19, the Oklahoma History Center will feature a Kilgen Organ family program from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adam Mark Pajan of the American Organ Institute will give two performances of “Carnival of Animals” on the historic Kilgen Organ. Each performance will be about 35 minutes. This program is free with admission to the Oklahoma History Center. For more information, please call 405-522-0765. Admission to the Oklahoma History Center is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for…

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“The Phantom of the Opera” Kilgen Organ performance featuring Bernie Anderson

October 21, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is pleased to announce the fall performance in the Kilgen Organ series. Organist Bernie Anderson will accompany the classic silent film The Phantom of the Opera. This performance will be Monday, October 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $20 for nonmembers, and may be reserved by calling 405-522-0765. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Oklahoma History Center is located at…

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Beginning Genealogy class

October 22, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

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

With so many resources, websites, and services, starting your family research can be daunting. In this five-session class, our instructors will show you the steps to success in tracing your own family tree. This class meets Tuesdays in October from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is $30 for OHS members and $40 for nonmembers, and preregistration is required. Contact the Research Center at 405-522-5225 to preregister. This class will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab,…

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Scary Tales

October 24, 7 p.m.9 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 7 p.m., repeating until October 26, 2019

Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. is excited to host Scary Tales at the Overholser Mansion on October 24, 25, and 26. Each evening, the tours begin promptly at 7 p.m. in the Carriage House. Visitors will hear spooky stories about Oklahoma history and get a rare glimpse inside the Overholser Mansion after dark. This tour also explores areas of the mansion not typically open during daily tours. Tickets are $25 each. This event is family-friendly, but ghost stories will be told. It…

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Scary Tales

October 25, 7 p.m.9 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 7 p.m., repeating until October 26, 2019

Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. is excited to host Scary Tales at the Overholser Mansion on October 24, 25, and 26. Each evening, the tours begin promptly at 7 p.m. in the Carriage House. Visitors will hear spooky stories about Oklahoma history and get a rare glimpse inside the Overholser Mansion after dark. This tour also explores areas of the mansion not typically open during daily tours. Tickets are $25 each. This event is family-friendly, but ghost stories will be told. It…

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Oklahoma Archives Bazaar

October 26, 12 p.m.4 p.m.
Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73102

The Oklahoma Archives Bazaar will be Saturday, October 26, from noon to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Oklahoma Archivists Association, this event will be held at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library in Oklahoma City. Admission to the Oklahoma Archives Bazaar is free. The Oklahoma Historical Society is a cosponsor of this event. The Oklahoma Archives Bazaar features booths from archives, libraries, and museums from across the state sharing collections, expertise, and services in one big room! The event is…

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Scary Tales

October 26, 7 p.m.9 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 7 p.m., repeating until October 26, 2019

Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. is excited to host Scary Tales at the Overholser Mansion on October 24, 25, and 26. Each evening, the tours begin promptly at 7 p.m. in the Carriage House. Visitors will hear spooky stories about Oklahoma history and get a rare glimpse inside the Overholser Mansion after dark. This tour also explores areas of the mansion not typically open during daily tours. Tickets are $25 each. This event is family-friendly, but ghost stories will be told. It…

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Beginning Genealogy class

October 29, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

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

With so many resources, websites, and services, starting your family research can be daunting. In this five-session class, our instructors will show you the steps to success in tracing your own family tree. This class meets Tuesdays in October from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is $30 for OHS members and $40 for nonmembers, and preregistration is required. Contact the Research Center at 405-522-5225 to preregister. This class will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab,…

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“Mysterious Oklahoma” program

October 31, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

This Halloween, the Research Center will present “Mysterious Oklahoma,” a program exploring two intriguing topics in Oklahoma lore. Registration is $5 for OHS members and $10 for nonmembers, and preregistration is required. Contact the Research Center at 405-522-5225 to preregister. This program will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab, located on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. Elmer McCurdy: Train Robber Turned Funhouse Mummy Michael Williams will speak about the criminal activities of Elmer McCurdy,…

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November 2019

Battle of Honey Springs Education Day

November 1, 9 a.m.3 p.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Take a trip to the site of the most significant Civil War engagement Indian Territory. Battle of Honey Springs Battle Education Day is an outstanding opportunity to experience Civil War history and culture. Education Day is specifically designed for youth and school groups. School groups pre-K through twelfth grade are invited to the Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center for Education Day. Homeschool groups, scout troops, and other youth groups qualify for the school programs field trip and may participate…

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Battle of Honey Springs Reenactments

November 2
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until November 3, 2019

Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

This biannual event will include two battle reenactments and self-guided tours through the Union, Confederate, and civilian camps. Witness military drills, demonstrations, and living history programs. Sutlers Row will feature a number of vendors selling clothes, books, souvenirs, and reproduction 19th-century military equipment. Visitors from around the state come to see special presentations and watch the battle. This reenactment is a scripted battle, meaning the reenactor companies and regiments make the same actions that were taken in the original battle, on…

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“Preserving Your Family Heirlooms” workshop

November 2, 10:30 a.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join the Oklahoma Historical Society staff for a workshop on preserving your own family collections on Saturday, November 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop will cover the tools and supplies available for preserving your treasures for future generations. Our knowledgeable staff will share best practices for preserving photos, books, documents, textiles, newspapers, and more. Participants will also learn about digitizing items and how to convert audio and video to different formats. Don't miss this chance to learn…

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LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 film screening and discussion

November 2, 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 LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 on Saturday, November 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. Comanche filmmaker Julianna Brannum chronicles the life of Comanche activist and national civil rights leader LaDonna Harris in this film. Brannum, the great-niece of Harris, celebrates her life and the personal struggles that led her to become a voice for Native people and her contemporary work to strengthen and rebuild indigenous communities, and train emerging Native leaders around…

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Battle of Honey Springs Reenactments

November 3
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until November 3, 2019

Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

This biannual event will include two battle reenactments and self-guided tours through the Union, Confederate, and civilian camps. Witness military drills, demonstrations, and living history programs. Sutlers Row will feature a number of vendors selling clothes, books, souvenirs, and reproduction 19th-century military equipment. Visitors from around the state come to see special presentations and watch the battle. This reenactment is a scripted battle, meaning the reenactor companies and regiments make the same actions that were taken in the original battle, on…

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50 Years of Photojournalism at The Oklahoman exhibit closes

November 9
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is pleased to present a special exhibit titled 50 Years of Photojournalism at The Oklahoman. This exhibit will be on display August 27 through November 9. For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

November 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 November 9, 2019

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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Jewelry Beadwork class

November 16, 10:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Learn how to make a beautiful beaded collar necklace and matching earrings with artist Tracy Newkumet-Burrows on Saturday, November 16, at the Oklahoma History Center. Registration opens September 4 and closes November 6. The cost is $125 for OHS members and $150 for the general public and all materials are included. For more information or to receive a reminder when registration opens, please email education@okhistory.org.

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December 2019

Deck the Halls!

December 7, 10:30 a.m.12 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Who doesn’t like a good sale and holiday music? Come to the Oklahoma History Center for our annual Museum Store sale, holiday music played on the Kilgen Organ, and free crafts for crafts. Deck the Halls! is a family-friendly event and is free with paid admission to the museum.

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April 2020

Oklahoma History Conference

April 22, 2020
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The conference is Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Sequoyah State Park, 19808 Park 10 Hulbert, OK 74441

Join the OHS and our host, the City of Wagoner, at Sequoyah State Park April 22–24, 2020. The theme is "Connecting Cultures: Exploring the Three Forks." The Oklahoma Historical Society presents an annual conference in April. Each year the conference focuses on a different theme pertaining to Oklahoma history, preservation, and culture. Conference sessions are presented by historians, authors, and scholars from around the state and country. The conference also includes the annual meeting of the OHS membership. Optional activities…

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Oklahoma History Conference

April 23, 2020
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The conference is Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Sequoyah State Park, 19808 Park 10 Hulbert, OK 74441

Join the OHS and our host, the City of Wagoner, at Sequoyah State Park April 22–24, 2020. The theme is "Connecting Cultures: Exploring the Three Forks." The Oklahoma Historical Society presents an annual conference in April. Each year the conference focuses on a different theme pertaining to Oklahoma history, preservation, and culture. Conference sessions are presented by historians, authors, and scholars from around the state and country. The conference also includes the annual meeting of the OHS membership. Optional activities…

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Oklahoma History Conference

April 24, 2020
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The conference is Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Sequoyah State Park, 19808 Park 10 Hulbert, OK 74441

Join the OHS and our host, the City of Wagoner, at Sequoyah State Park April 22–24, 2020. The theme is "Connecting Cultures: Exploring the Three Forks." The Oklahoma Historical Society presents an annual conference in April. Each year the conference focuses on a different theme pertaining to Oklahoma history, preservation, and culture. Conference sessions are presented by historians, authors, and scholars from around the state and country. The conference also includes the annual meeting of the OHS membership. Optional activities…

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