Education Classes and Programs
at the Oklahoma History Center
Brush Calligraphy class *Postponed*
Saturday, April 18
Milliner (hat-making) class *Postponed*
Saturday, May 2
Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story film screening
Saturday, June 27, 1 to 3 p.m.
Eighty-five years after the implementation of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) by President Roosevelt, the Oklahoma History Center and the Smithsonian Channel are excited to present a screening of Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story. In the grip of the Great Depression, unemployed men and women joined an unlikely WPA program to document America in guidebooks and interviews with the Federal Writers’ Project. From that experience, some of America’s great writers documented in riveting detail life during the Great Depression and helped launch talents such as Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston, John Cheever, Richard Wright, Studs Terkel, Margaret Walker, Nelson Algren, and Jim Thompson. This film screening is included with paid admission to the Oklahoma History Center.
National History Day Boot Camp
Thursday, July 30, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Teachers, would you like to bring project-based learning and critical thinking skills into your classroom? Come to National History Day Boot Camp to learn about this adaptable curriculum for students grades 6 to 12. This program will be held Thursday, July 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is $10 for OHS members and $15 for nonmembers. Registration opens June 18 and closes July 14.
Back to School Bash
Thursday, August 6, 4 to 6 p.m.
Educators, get ready for resources galore! This year's Back to School Bash will be held Thursday, August 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. 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. If your organization would like a table at the Back to School Bash, please complete our online form.
Smithsonian Channel film screening
Saturday, September 19, 1 to 3 p.m.
The Oklahoma History Center will show a Smithsonian Channel film as we mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Details to be announced. This screening is included with paid admission to the Oklahoma History Center.
OkNHD Library Day
Thursday, September 24, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join us for our annual OkNHD Library Day at the Oklahoma History Center on September 24, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will research in the Research Center and attend workshops for in-depth instruction on History Day fundamentals. OkNHD Library Day is free for teachers, students, and chaperones! Registration opens August 13 and closes September 17.
“Cemetery Symbols: Carved in Stone” program
Saturday, October 31, 1 to 3 p.m.
Join us as we explore the meaning behind historic gravestones. Gravestones and cemeteries are rich in a language of symbols. Symbols can be difficult to interpret because their meaning changes over time. By examining the grave markers, one can learn more than just the person’s name. This class will provide the skills necessary to investigate the past through tombstones. The cost is $5 for OHS members and $10 for nonmembers. Registration opens on September 19 and closes on October 15.
To find out about all OHS classes, programs, and events across the state, view the online calendar.