June 30, 2021

The Chisholm Trail Museum and Horizon Hill will host a Barn Quilt workshop on Saturday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Barn quilts are not made of fabric, but are instead square-shaped boards painted to resemble a quilt block. The colorful wooden patterns are placed on the exteriors of structures, and have evolved into a rural development initiative to boost tourism in communities across the United States. Oklahoma State University Extension Educator Lindy Hoel will lead this workshop, where each participant will complete their very own barn quilt to proudly display outside their home.

Registration for this workshop is $30 per person and lunch is included. This program is for adults, or teens attending with a parent. Please contact the museum at 405-375-5176 to reserve your place.

Every month, OHS Executive Director Trait Thompson and former Executive Director Dr. Bob Blackburn explore the interesting stories and fascinating personalities that make up Oklahoma’s unique history through A Very OK Podcast.

In June's episode, Thompson and Blackburn explore who brought golf to Oklahoma and where the first courses were located. The podcast discusses Oklahomans who made their mark in golf course landscape architecture, in women’s golf, and an Oklahoman who broke the color barrier in the PGA. The featured guest is Steve Carson, director of golf at Lincoln Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City, which will be celebrating its centennial in 2022.

Listen to A Very OK Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, or Google Podcasts.

On Wednesday, July 7, Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will open the exhibit Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence, organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). The exhibit materials presented are a collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, with support from Because of Her Story, a Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative. The poster exhibit explores women’s suffrage and the fight for the 19th Amendment. It will be enhanced by artifacts from the OHS that tell the story of women’s suffrage in the state of Oklahoma. This exhibit is free to the public and will be on display in the museum building from July 7 to September 19, 2021.

Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum is located at 1141 Pawnee Bill Road in Pawnee. Hours of operation for the months of April through October are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday and Monday, 1 to 4 p.m.

On July 7–9, the State Historic Preservation Office will host the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives virtual workshop series. The entire workshop series will be held online, and these live sessions will have ample opportunity for questions and discussion. A program overview, the Standards for Rehabilitation, and the Guidelines for Rehabilitation will be the featured topics for the three-day workshop. To register for the individual workshops, or for all workshops in the series, click on the registration button below.

Fort Towson Historic Site will host a Basket Making workshop taught by Linda Lou Alexander on Saturday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a potluck lunch during the workshop. The cost is $45 per person, which will cover all supplies to make your own basket. Preregistration is required.

For more information about the event or to preregister, please call Linda Lou Alexander at 580-982-8632, or contact John Davis at jdavis@okhistory.org. Fort Towson Historic Site is located north of US 70 near Fort Towson.
OHS COVID-19 safety measures

Per CDC guidance, we recommend that visitors who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccination wear face masks and maintain social distancing in indoor public areas. All visitors, staff, volunteers, contractors, and vendors should continue to use appropriate handwashing techniques.

We ask that you avoid visiting OHS museums, sites, and affiliates if you have COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms, have a fever, or are otherwise feeling sick or unwell.
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