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“Architecture of the Capitol” discussion with Trait Thompson

Saturday, January 7
On Saturday, January 7, from 1 to 2 p.m., learn about the restoration and architectural design of the Oklahoma State Capitol from Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Director Trait Thompson. Thompson will lead the discussion, sharing his insights about the Oklahoma Capitol Restoration Project. Before becoming executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, Thompson was the project manager of the Oklahoma Capitol Restoration Project. Thompson will share his specialized knowledge of the history of the Oklahoma State Capitol and how this monumental restoration project was achieved.

This discussion will take place in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center and is free with admission to the Oklahoma History Center.

Illustration of the Oklahoma State Capitol




Modern Wall Hangings workshop

Saturday, January 14
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 participants. The workshop will be held in Classrooms A and B on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. Registration is open now and ends on Saturday, January 7.

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Brightly colored wall-handing with yellow, orange, pink, green, purple, and blue fiber in varying thicknesses above a long white fringe.




Researching Legal Documents with Dr. Le’Shawn Turner

Saturday, January 14

On Saturday, January 14, from noon to 2 p.m., Dr. Le’Shawn Turner, 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. This class is free with registration.

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Headshot of Le'Shawn Turner




Introduction to Botanical Embroidery

Saturday, January 28
On Saturday, January 28, from 1 to 4 p.m., join Oklahoma embroidery artist Lacey Plana as she leads this introductory class full of botanical inspiration. Plana 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 stitch, French knots, woven wheel stitch, seed stitch, and single/detached chain stitch.

The cost is $45 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $55 for non-members, and all materials are included. The class will take place in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. Each person taking part in the class will receive a pattern of the design, a stitch guide, and take home their botanical embroidery creations. Participants must be 12 years or older, and the class is limited to 15 students. Participants must preregister. Registration is open now and ends on Saturday, January 21.

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Embroidery of roses and Indian blanket flowers in a vase on black fabric




Block-Printed Valentines Card workshop

Saturday, February 4
Learn the art of linocut while making your own block-printed Valentine’s Day cards at the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday, February 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Linocut is a printmaking technique in which a sheet of linoleum is carved out to make a design and then stamped with ink onto paper.

The workshop will be in classrooms A and B on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. The cost is $45 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $55 for non-members, and all materials are included. Participants must be 16 years or older, and the class is limited to 12 students. For more information, call 405-522-0765. Participants must preregister. Registration is open now and ends on Saturday, January 28.

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Red linocut pint of a heart with organic shapes inside and around it




Hammered Moon and Star Earrings workshop

Saturday, February 11
Learn to create your own set of hammered earrings at this beginner-friendly workshop, led by Oklahoma State University’s Prairie Art Center staff. This workshop is from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, at the Oklahoma History Center.

The cost is $65 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $75 for non-members, and all materials are included. Participants must be 16 years or older, and the class is limited to 12 students. Participants must preregister. Registration is open now and ends on Saturday, February 3.

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Silver-colored dangling moon-shaped earrings with three small stars hanging form the bottom




Make Your Own Retro Earrings

Saturday, February 25
Learn how to make your own retro mod statement earrings out of polymer clay during a workshop at the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday, February 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants will learn different techniques. The workshop will take place in classrooms A and B on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center.

The cost is $40 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $50 for non-members, and all materials are included. Participants must be 16 years or older, and the class is limited to 15 students. Participants must preregister. Registration is open now and ends on Saturday, February 18.

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