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Useable Block Printing Class

Saturday, June 22
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 about the practice before carving a block print design on linoleum and use the block to print on fabric.

Registration is $20 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $25 for nonmembers, and all supplies are included in the cost. The registration deadline is Saturday, June 15. The class is limited to 12 people.

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Closeup of hands pressing a small tote bag onto a block




Civil Rights Act of 1964: 60th Anniversary

Saturday, July 13
On July 13, from 10:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, the Oklahoma History Center Museum will host a panel discussion to celebrate the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The morning session will focus on civil rights–centered archives, including the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center Archives and Dr. Autumn Brown of the Edmon Low Library Oklahoma Oral History Research Program. This session is from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

The afternoon session will discuss the legacy, historical context, and influence of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on modern legal processes. This session will feature Tamya Cox-Touré, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma; Veronica Laizure, deputy director of CAIR; and Tuesdae Pelt-Willis, professor at Rose State College and third-year PhD candidate at the University of Oklahoma. This session is from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Admission is $5 for OHS members and $10 for non-members, and both sessions are included in the ticket price. Boxed lunches may be pre-ordered for $10 each with an option of turkey and provolone, ham and swiss, or tomato, mozzarella, and pesto. All boxed lunches include a bag of chips and a cookie.

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Historic photograph of a men, women, and children demonstrating with signs in support of civil rights
Church leaders and demonstrators at the Oklahoma Civic Center, Oklahoma City, 1960, carrying signs reading, “NAACP Freedom - OK City,” “Enid,” Okmulgee,” “All Okla,” “Boley,” and “I’m doing my Xmas shopping at Katz this year,”
(20246.38.407.2.A, John Melton Collection, OHS).




Flower Art Class

Saturday, July 20
The Oklahoma History Center will offer a flower art class on Saturday, July 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. Attendees will learn basic flower art skills while creating a piece of art by placing dried flowers and petals in their own design.

Registration is $25 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $30 for nonmembers, and all supplies are included in the cost. The registration deadline is Saturday, July 13. The class is limited to 12 people.

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A group of pink and white cornflowers




Cyanotypes with Jim Meeks

Saturday, September 14
Photographer, artist, and OHS Photo Archivist Jim Meeks will teach participants the history of sun printing and how to create cyanotype art on Saturday, September 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. Cyanotypes are one of the oldest photographic printing processes and use sunlight and water to create unique impressions. This workshop will pay special attention to cyanotypes on fabric, and participants will create art to take home with them. Participants are encouraged to print photo negatives and objects they would like to use to create prints.

The class is $30 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $35 for nonmembers.

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A deep blue cyanotype print showing the shapes of leaves in white




Oklahoma Folklife Festival

Saturday, October 5
Join us for the Oklahoma Folklife Festival on Saturday, October 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival is free and open to the public. This festival is designed to engage visitors with opportunities to experience other cultures and traditions. Visitors are there to participate in the activities, not just observe. This community-wide event will celebrate and recognize what the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress has called “the everyday and intimate creativity that all of us share and pass on to the next generation.” This “creativity” will be represented at the Oklahoma Folklife Festival in the form of dancing, singing, crafts, food, and more. Food vendors, musical performers, and educational resources will also be in attendance. Attendees of all ages can enjoy crafts at the festival.

Don’t miss the annual Research Center Book Sale featuring rare and out-of-print books, magazines, comics, and vinyl records. Visitors can shop for collectibles, puzzles, Oklahoma playing cards, reproductions of historic posters, maps, photographs, and more.

Call for Organizations and Vendors
The Oklahoma History Center invites organizations to participate in the 2024 Oklahoma Folklife Festival. Please complete the form below, and our staff will contact you. A $50 booth fee will apply for groups wishing to sell products at the festival.

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Small Canvas Painting workshop with Jasmine Jones

Thursday, October 17
Join the Oklahoma History Center Museum on Thursday, October 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. for a workshop on small canvas painting. Local multidisciplinary artist Jasmine Jones will work with class participants to create a piece of art to take home.

The class is $32 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $40 for nonmembers, and all supplies are included.

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A painting of a candle flame on a black background




Introduction to Knitting: Make Your Own Mug Cozy

Saturday, November 16
On Saturday, November 16, the Oklahoma History Center will hold a knitting workshop. Participants will learn basic knitting skills and knit a custom mug cozy for themselves or as a gift for another. The class is intended for beginners. The class will enjoy a hot chocolate bar with all the fixings and snacks.

The class is $20 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $25 for nonmembers.

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A mug with a multi-colored knitted cozy




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