OHS Research Center Book Sale
Wednesday, July 27, through Saturday, July 30
Oklahoma History Center | Oklahoma City, OK
The OHS Research Center at the Oklahoma History Center will host its annual book sale from Wednesday, July 27, through Saturday, July 30. Book sale hours are 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The sale will offer books on a variety of topics including genealogy, Oklahoma history, military history, education, and biographies. Shop rare and out-of-print books, vinyl LPs, prints of historic photos and maps, periodicals, and much more. Proceeds from the book sale will benefit the OHS Research Center in collecting, preserving, and sharing Oklahoma’s history. The Oklahoma History Center is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. Please call 405-522-5225 for more information.
“Movies and Cartoons” Pioneer Family Fun Day
Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pioneer Woman Museum | Ponca City, OK
Saturday, July 23, is “Movies and Cartoons” Pioneer Family Fun Day at Pioneer Woman Museum. Pioneer Family Fun Days have been a hit this summer according to Museum Director Robbin Davis. “We are having an absolute blast this summer,” said Davis.
“This Saturday we will be enjoying vintage movies and cartoons. They are not only entertaining for sure, but also very different than what we see on TV and in the movies today. We will also have popcorn and lemonade plus it will be cool inside,” said Davis. Children and adults can even dress up as their favorite cartoon characters and come to the museum to watch the cartoons.
“Several of the families have been back week after week enjoying the activities. We have made bird feeders, played games inside and out, learned about animals and insects, and we have made a variety of crafts. And we aren’t done yet,” said Davis. Since June 11, activities related to a variety of themes have been presented at the Pioneer Woman Museum for families to enjoy and to learn. “We try to throw in a little education with all of the fun things too,” said Davis.
The final Family Fun Day will be Saturday, July 30. “The last Saturday is always our ‘Happy Trails’ day. It is our salute and so long to the summer. This year we are especially excited to partner with Kay County Extension and the agriculture program from Ponca City High School. There will be animals for kids and parents to interact with and enjoy,” continued Davis.
In addition to the animals, there will also be a Dutch oven cooking demonstration and tasting. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy the museum’s backyard. A game called Pack Your Wagon will also begin at noon. “It’s a fun game for the families to play where they get a list of items they have to source at the pretend stores to pack their wagon for a trip. Once the wagon is packed, they have to run it across the finish line. We like this game because it gives the kids a sense of what families had to go through to pack their wagons to begin their life in the new territory,” said Davis.
Families of up to six people can join in on the fun for only $5. The activities are designed so that participants can come and go from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each week’s activities are preplanned and more information can be found at www.facebook.com/PioneerWomanMuseum. Most activities are appropriate for ages six and up, but everyone is welcome.
For more information about any of the programs and events hosted by the Pioneer Woman Museum, contact the museum at 580-765-6108, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit its Facebook page.
The Pioneer Woman Museum, a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society, is located at 701 Monument Rd. in Ponca City.
Summer Sizzler Genealogy Workshop
Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center | Oklahoma City, OK
The annual Summer Sizzler Genealogy Workshop will be held July 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center.
The workshop on Friday, July 29, is entitled “Preserving Your Family Treasures.” Learn how to use archival standards to preserve your photos, books, film, videos, maps, oral histories, paper documents, quilts, dresses, and other treasures that bring life to your family history. This archival preservation workshop will be presented by OHS staff.
The workshop on Saturday, July 30, is entitled “Digitally Preserving Your Family Treasures.” Now that you have learned how to care for your prized family heirlooms, learn how to take the extra steps to digitally preserve and organize them to prepare for possible disasters, or to share them with family members.
This electronic preservation and organization workshop is presented by Oklahoma Genealogical Society officers. Registration is $40 for one day or $50 for both days, and lunch is included. For more information or to register online, please visit www.okgensoc.org. The workshops are cosponsored by the OHS and the Oklahoma Genealogical Society.
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