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Oklahoma History Center

Explore Smithsonian-quality exhibits that bring to life the voice and visions of Oklahoma. Experience more than 50 topics and 2,000 artifacts reflecting Oklahoma's inspiring and adventurous past. Educate yourself and your family through research and interpretive programs of Oklahoma's rich and diverse history. Stories, spirits triumphs and tragedy. The Oklahoma History Center is your opportunity to experience Oklahoma's inspiring and adventurous past.

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Unique opportunity for Civil War buffs

Visitors to the Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor's center will have an opportunity to make a Civil War era bench.
News Matt Patterson Aug 31, 2018

J. Paul Getty's Oklahoma connection

The eccentric billionaire and subject of a new TV series on FX got his start in Oklahoma.
News Matt Patterson Apr 3, 2018

Oklahoma History Center, local veterans commemorate National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Nearly 43 years after the end of the Vietnam War, Oklahomans will come together to recognize those who served in an era when military service did not get the same recognition that veterans of most other U.S. conflicts received.

“It’s always nice to recognize any soldier,”...

Arts Michaela Marx Wheatley Mar 21, 2018

‘Wall That Heals’ and new exhibit explore Vietnam War’s impact on local families

Nearly every community in the state was touched by the Vietnam War – and it has left an imprint on our culture to this day. Nearly 1,000 Oklahomans were killed during the Vietnam War, from 1964 to 1974, according to the Oklahoma Veteran's Memorial; and more than 100,000 Oklahomans served in the...
Life Michaela Marx Wheatley Oct 31, 2017

Historic Kilgen organ will sound again this month

After 40 years silence, the historic Kilgen theater organ is getting ready to play its first performance. The Oklahoma History Center will reintroduce the sound of the 85-year-old Kilgen organ to Oklahoma City. Its voice has not been heard since Sept. 11, 1977, but it will ring out again for a...
Blog Michaela Marx Wheatley Apr 19, 2017

Oklahoma History Center highlights volunteering during National Mentoring Month

Oklahoma History Center celebrates mentors and volunteers on Jan. 7. January is National Mentoring Month, and the center is inviting the public to learn about the organization’s volunteer program.   “Because our volunteers play a large part in supporting our education department with the...
Capitol Michaela Marx Wheatley Dec 30, 2016

History Center celebrates Oklahoma’s pioneers of commerce in 10th anniversary, interactive exhibit

The Oklahoma History Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary by inviting audiences to step back into time with a new exhibit.

The center opened "Crossroads of Commerce: A History of Free Enterprise in Oklahoma" on Thursday. The exhibition tells the story of the state’s pioneers of...

Business Michaela Marx Wheatley Nov 22, 2015