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Weaving class

Saturday, January 22, 1 to 4 p.m.
On Saturday, January 22, from 1 to 4 p.m., the Oklahoma History Center will hold a Weaving class to teach participants how to create basic weaving patterns with a lap loom. The class, for ages 12 and above, is offered by the Oklahoma History Center’s Education Department and will also cover a brief history of weaving traditions. All materials are provided and participants will be able to take projects created in the class home with them. The cost for the class is $15 for OHS members and $20 for non-members. Preregistration is required to attend and space is limited. The registration deadline is January 15, 2022.

Seizing Justice: The Greensboro 4 film screening

Saturday, February 5, 1 to 3 p.m.
To celebrate Black History Month, the Oklahoma History Center and the Smithsonian Channel are excited to present a screening of Seizing Justice: The Greensboro 4, followed by a panel discussion about the Oklahoma sit-in movement. Learn how four African American college students began a nonviolent sit-in at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, and started a revolution. This screening will be Saturday, February 5, from 1 to 3 p.m., and is included with paid admission to the Oklahoma History Center.

Witness the story of four young men who stood up to racism and social injustice by taking a seat through historic photographs, archival footage, and interviews. These include interviews with Joseph McNeil, David Richmond, Franklin McCain, and Jibreel Khazan, three of the four men who began the sit-in at Woolworth’s in 1960 to protest segregation practices. The film also includes interviews with historians from the Smithsonian Museum of American History and civil rights leader and US Congressman John Lewis.

This film screening is for ages 12 and over and will take place in the Musser Learning Lab. Admission to the Oklahoma History Center is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Admission is free for OHS members; and active-duty military, veterans, and dependents (with ID).

Making Tracks on Mars (2021) Smithsonian film screening

Saturday, March 5, 1 to 3 p.m.
In conjunction with the Launch to Landing exhibit, the Oklahoma History Center and the Smithsonian Channel will present a screening of the new film Making Tracks on Mars. This screening will be held on Saturday, March 5, from 1 to 3 p.m., and is included with paid admission to the Oklahoma History Center.

Mars has beckoned humankind for centuries, but only in the last 50 years have we begun to scratch its surface. The latest Martian explorer is Perseverance, an uber-sophisticated rover, chock-full of scientific instruments, including 23 cameras, a robotic arm, lasers, and spectrometers, designed to analyze the terrain and reveal if there was ever life on the Red Planet. In this new film from the Smithsonian Channel, we examine the latest rocket, rover, and interplanetary helicopter. The film will be followed by a panel discussion about Oklahoma’s contribution to the space exploration industry.

Making Tracks on Mars takes viewers millions of miles away to discover the challenges of building, testing, launching, and landing a rover on the planet Mars. The film focuses on the Perseverance rover, but also looks at the story of Mars as humans discovered it—mission by mission, question by question. Mariner 4’s flyby, Mariner 9’s orbits, the seminal Viking landings—each exponentially advanced the knowledge of Mars. Viewers will marvel at the radical pace of innovation that progressed from a microwave-sized Sojourner to an SUV-sized Perseverance.

This film screening is for all ages and will take place in the Chesapeake Event Center and Gallery. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Admission is free for OHS members, and active-duty military, veterans, and dependents (with ID).

Farm-to-Table Festival

Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On Saturday, March 19, the Oklahoma History Center will host the Farm-to-Table Festival.

At this free family festival, attendees will explore historic and modern farm life, as well as how food gets to our tables. Families will experience perspectives from Colonial America to modern day with hands-on activities for visitors of all ages. This event will be held predominately outdoors and admission is free to the public.

If your organization would like to participate in this event, please click on the button below to apply and a member of the Oklahoma History Center Education Department staff will contact you. For groups wanting to sell Made in Oklahoma or other products at the festival, there will be a $50 booth fee.

Register your organization for the Farm-to-Table Festival.

The Oklahoma Farm-to-Table Festival is an education-focused event sponsored by Inasmuch Foundation.


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