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Southeastern Beadwork I Class *Class is Full*

Saturday, February 23, 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
The Southeastern Beadwork I Class is full and registration has closed. This class will be taught by Martha Berry, Cherokee National Treasure and nationally renowned beadwork artist. Participants will receive one-on-one instruction as they create their own pre-European contact Cherokee sun circle wall hanging. The cost is $150 for OHS members and $175 for the general public, and includes all necessary materials. For more information, please call 405-522-0793.

History Alive! Clara Barton

Wednesday, March 6, 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 7, 2 p.m.
Mary Ann Jung will portray Clara Barton in this living history program. Tickets are $10 for OHS members and $20 for the general public. There is no reserved seating, so early arrival is recommended. On Wednesday, March 6, seating will open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m. On Thursday, March 7, seating will open at 1:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 2 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 405-522-0765.

Proper ladies of her time were supposed to be quiet, get married, have children, and stay home. Miss Barton would have none of that! She defied society’s conventions and risked her life to help others, thus becoming a true heroine. A passionate and moving public speaker, Clara will dramatically relate how she became the first woman to work for the federal government, its first female department head, and America’s first female ambassador. You’ll be swept into her story of the Civil War, dangers of nursing at the Battle of Antietam, and her struggle to get America to sign the Geneva convention.

Women’s History Gallery Tour

Saturday, March 16, 1–2 p.m.
Learn more about notable Oklahoma women highlighted in the Oklahoma History Center’s galleries and get behind the scenes information about the creation of the exhibits. This tour is included in museum admission.

Oklahoma Farm-to-Table Family Festival

Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Families will experience perspectives from colonial America to modern day with hands-on activities for visitors of all ages. This festival is free! For more information, please call 405-522-0785.

If you would like to be one of our festival vendors, please complete the online application.

Dutch Oven Cooking Class

Saturday, April 13, 1–5 p.m.
Learn a variety of historic recipes as you create a dish and discover how to use a Dutch oven in your backyard in a hands-on cooking class for teens and adults. Registration is $20 for OHS members and $30 for the general public, and includes all necessary materials. Registration opens March 2 and closes April 3. For more information or to receive a reminder when registration opens, please email education@okhistory.org.

Okietales

Wednesdays in June and July, 10:30 –11:30 a.m.
Okietales is a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids see and hear history! This program is for kids five and older. The cost is $2 for OHS members and $4 for the general public.

Junior Curator Camp

July 15–19
Looking for a fun and productive summer activity? Participate in Oklahoma History Center’s Junior Curator Camp! This program is for students ages eight to twelve. Registration is $130 for OHS members and $150 for the general public. Registration opens June 3 and closes July 10. For more information or to receive a reminder when registration opens, please email education@okhistory.org.

National History Day Boot Camp

Thursday, July 25, 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Teachers, would you like to bring project-based learning and critical thinking skills into your classroom? Come learn more about this adaptable curriculum for students grades 6 to 12. Registration is $10 for OHS members and $15 for the general public. Registration opens June 13 and closes July 17. For more information or to receive a reminder when registration opens, please email education@okhistory.org.

Back to School Bash

Thursday, August 1, 6–8 p.m.
Educators, get ready for resources galore! Come to the Oklahoma History Center for free resources covering everything from science to social studies from museums and organizations around the state. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. This event is free, but we ask that you preregister.

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Living History Training Interpretive Class

Friday, August 16, 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Ever wondered how living history or reenactor characters are created? Come learn all the tips, tricks, and interesting stories behind creating a character. The cost is $40 for OHS members and $50 for the general public. Registration opens July 5 and closes August 7. For more information or to receive a reminder when registration opens, please email education@okhistory.org.

Canning and Preserving Class at OSU Extension Center

Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Come learn how to can and preserve jelly with Extension Educator Taylor Conner at the Oklahoma State University Oklahoma County Extension Center. This class is for ages twelve and older, and registration is $20 for OHS members and $30 for the general public. Registration opens August 10. For more information or to receive a reminder when registration opens, please email education@okhistory.org. The center is located at 2500 Northeast 63rd Street, Oklahoma City.

Septemberfest

Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Come one, come all to Septemberfest! This free festival offers food and fun for the whole family, with activities inside and outside the Oklahoma History Center.

Historical Timeline Candlelight Tour

Tuesday, October 29, 7–9 p.m.
Bring the entire family to watch history come alive! Walk back in time with this theatre-style program as you visit each of our five historical scenes. Tickets are $10 for OHS members and $20 for the general public. Registration opens August 29 and closes October 22. For more information or to receive a reminder when registration opens, please email education@okhistory.org.

LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 Film Screening and Discussion

Saturday, November 2, 1–3 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 the world. This screening is included with paid admission to the museum.

Southeastern Beadwork II Class

Saturday, November 16, 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Learn about beadwork from Martha Berry, Cherokee National Treasure and nationally renowned beadwork artist. This class is for ages sixteen and older. Registration opens September 4 and closes November 6. The cost is $190 for OHS members and $200 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.

Deck the Halls!

Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m.–noon
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. This family-friendly event is free with paid admission to the museum.





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