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When
September 25 - October 2, 2021

Where

https://annualmeeting.chickasaw.net/

What
Chickasaw heritage, customs and unconquerable spirit will come to life as people from across the globe gather online for the Chickasaw Nation Annual Meeting & Festival. Activities and events celebrating Chickasaw heritage, history and customs will be streamed from different venues throughout the Chickasaw Nation Experience and celebrate Chickasaw culture, heritage and progress on your computer, tablet, smartphone or any other streaming device during the 2021 Chickasaw Nation Annual Meeting.

Free Event

When
October 1-2, 2021

Where
Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve
1925 Woolaroc Ranch Rd
Bartlesville, OK 74005

What
Experience living history at its best with approximately 125 tents and teepees set up for this annual Western heritage event. Spend the weekend at Woolaroc in Bartlesville and join participants from all over the United States as they recreate the rugged pioneer life of the men and women who trapped and traded throughout 1820s and 1840s-era Indian Territory. Step back in time at this Woolaroc Fall Traders Encampment and observe their lifestyle, learn about their backgrounds and interests, watch their craft demonstrations and check out their wares. The public is invited to browse through the Woolaroc Fall Traders Encampment, formerly known as the Fall Mountain Man Encampment, while enjoying food and living history demonstrations.

woolaroc.org

Free Event

When
October 1-2, 2021
6:30-10:00 PM

Where
Fort Towson Historic Site
896 W. 4375 Road
Fort Towson, OK 74735

What
Come and experience the history of southeastern Oklahoma and explore the old townsite of Doaksville, Choctaw Nation, at the annual Doaksville Candlelight Tours. Tours will be held on October 1 and 2 beginning at 6:30 p.m., with the last tour departing at 10 p.m. A guide will take visitors on a 45-minute walking tour through the streets of this once prominent town.

Doaksville was the ending point for the Choctaw Trail of Tears and became the Choctaw Nation’s first capital in the mid-1830s. The town served as a major metropolitan establishment in the region. Confederate General Stand Watie surrendered at Doaksville on June 23, 1865.

For more information about the event and to make reservations, please call John Davis at 580-873-2634 or email jdavis@okhistory.org. Fort Towson Historic Site is located north of US 70 near Fort Towson.

Free Event

When
October 1-17, 2021

Where
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

What
The Painters of Pompeii: Roman Frescoes from the National Archaeological Museum, Naples will see a number of collection highlights travel to North America for the first time. Opening June 26 and running through October 17, this historic presentation of the art of painting in ancient Rome will be presented exclusively at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art before returning to Europe.

When
October 1-22, 2021

Where

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1265330130484399
(Private group)

What
The folks at Hunter’s Home have created a fun and safe alternative to the historic home’s annual Ghost Stories event. Participants can hear bewitching tales, uncover mysteries of the antebellum property built in 1845, and see the site after dark through a Facebook version of the popular event for 2021.

By joining the private Facebook group “Life at Hunter’s Home: Ghost Stories,” viewers can enjoy complete access to special, spooky fall videos and demonstrations whenever they like through the month of October! The virtual experience will include access to four ghostly films prerecorded in the home’s interior, two mini demonstrations, and will end with a special Facebook live tour of the site after dark on Friday, October 22, 2021. Watch as reenactors tell stories recounting the legends and mysterious stories that go along with the historic lore of Hunter’s Home in Park Hill.

Hunter’s Home historic site will be closed to the public on Friday, October 22, for event preparations. Although our Ghost Stories events are virtual this year, staff will be busy setting up equipment, props, and working after hours filming the evening Facebook Live tour. We apologize for any inconvenience.

To join the virtual events, please contact Hunter’s Home at 918-456-2751 with debit or credit card information. If you are local, you may pay the $10 fee in person. Once payment has been made, just request to join the private Facebook group Life at Hunter’s Home. Once your registration is confirmed, you will have access to four prerecorded stories, recipes, demonstrations, and the Facebook Live after-dark tour of the house and cabin. Content will be available until November 3, 2021.

When
October 2, 2021

Where
Main Street
Hartshorne, OK 74547

What
Venture into the small town of Hartshorne for the Hard Times Festival and be transported back into the Clutch Plague era of the late 1920s and '30s. This festival celebrates the enduring spirit of those who survived the trying years of the Depression. Enjoy cheap eats like burgers and homemade pies as you share the streets with gangsters, hobos and various citizens in period dress. Street performers fill the downtown area depicting Depression-era preachers, newsboys, farmers and coal miners.

Participate in old-fashioned relay races, contests and more. See a period-style fashion show, browse through handmade arts and crafts or marvel at the bygone engineering of antique cars and tractors. A quilt show will be on display, and mule-drawn wagon rides will be available to festival-goers.

In addition to these festivities, enjoy music by local artists throughout the day. Tap your toes country, bluegrass, gospel and blues music. In the evening, attend the Poor Man's Supper to feast on beans and cornbread, or join the fun at the annual Roadhouse Dance.

https://www.facebook.com/events/254109262652635/

Free Event

When
October 2, 9, and 15
7:00 PM

Where
Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion
405 NW 15th Stree
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

What
Join the Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion for History and Haunts at the Overholser! The tours will begin at 7 p.m. with a brief introduction in the Carriage House and an after-hours tour of the mansion will follow. See the home in its nighttime splendor, learn the history of the home and its former occupants, and why some say they are still roaming the halls! The tour will give time for guests to explore the historic home on their own. Tickets will be $20 per person and are available for purchase beginning September 14. Visit www.overholsermansion.org to learn more. The tours will be limited to 25 guests a night and masks are strongly encouraged.

When
October 2 and 16, 2021

Where
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
507 S 4th St
Enid, OK 73701

What
Step back in time and experience life on the Cherokee Strip during History Alive! at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid. On the first and third Saturday of each month, the historic buildings in the Humphrey Heritage Village come alive with reenactors who are tending their shops, working their trades or socializing at the Village Church. Visitors can learn about different skills and trades of the time, or file their own land claim in the Land Office. Don't miss out on your chance to experience Oklahoma's early days at this fun-filled event.

Free Event

When
October 7, 2021

Where
https://www.archaeological.org/programs/public/archaeologyday/archaeodoodles/

What
Did you know that the AIA’s glossary of archaeological terms is one of the most popular resources on our website?  Help us upgrade our list of terms and definitions with your illustrations and graphic designs.  We picked 15 words or phrases for you to bring to life:

Aerial photography, Back dirt, Balk, Cache, Clovis point, Doric column, Ecofacts, Flotation, Law of Superposition, Looter, Profile drawing, Sherd, Underwater archaeology, Varves, Ziggurat

Enter your illustrations by noon (Eastern) on Thursday, October 7.  You can submit multiple entries, but only one entry per word.  Images must be your original work. Please submit your artwork as a high-quality jpeg.  The winners will be selected via popular vote October 8 through 14 and will be announced in time for International Archaeology Day! Winners will receive AIA prize packs.

When
October 9, 2021

Where
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

What
The OAS Fall Meeting is scheduled Saturday, October 9th at the Oklahoma History Center, OKC. Dr. Don Wyckoff will speak on Calf Creek and his soon to be released book “The Calf Creek Horizon”. Brian Andrews will speak about his current fieldwork and research on the Goodson Shelter, with Paleoindian occupation, Craig County, Ok. The rest of the program is under construction.

When
October 10, 2021
2:00 PM

Where
Rodeo Cinema
2221 Exchange Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73108

What
Join OKPAN for the first ever movie night on October 10th at 2PM! We'll be watching Disney's Jungle Cruise starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt athe Oklahoma City's historic Rodeo Cinema. All ages welcome. Tickets are $5 per person. Activities for kids available.

Sign up today by clicking here!

When
October 15, 2021
3:00-4:30 PM

Where
Online (see below)

What
Join the University of Oklahoma's Center for the Americas for "Archaeoastonomy of the Inca Empire" with Steven Gullberg! The presentation will be Friday, October 15 3:00-4:30 PM via Zoom.

Please register for this webinar at https://bit.ly/3kIN916.

https://www.ou.edu/cis/sponsored_programs/center-for-the-americas

When
October 15-17, 2021

Where    
Joe B Barnes Regional Park
8700 Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK 73130

What
The Oklahoma Highland Gathering Festival is a celebration of Scottish and Irish culture. Head to Joe B Barnes Regional Park in Midwest City to watch sheep herding, eat fish and chips, shop Celtic wares, tap your feet in time to a reel, watch a kilted dancer and, most of all, have a good time. Throughout the weekend attendees can enjoy a taste of Scotland and other Celtic nations through many available activities and entertainers, including Celtic dance, roving pipe bands, Celtic bands, traditional Celtic food, Celtic-themed vendors, kid crafts and games, genealogy research, clan tents, crofters' village, Viking demonstrations and a whisky tasting.

Free Event

When
October 16, 2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center
18154 1st Street,
Spiro, OK 74959

What
For just the regular admission cost of $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children or $18 for families, (Oklahoma Historical Society & Spiro Mounds Development Association members or military members get in free) you can participate in the International Archaeology Day/Oklahoma Archaeology Month celebration at the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center. As the only prehistoric, Native American, archaeological site in Oklahoma open to the public, the event will help folks connect with Oklahoma before the removal, when the Caddoans speaking tribes of the Wichita and Caddo controlled the region. Throughout the day there will be demonstrations of flintknapping, artifact identifications, lectures and games available. A guided tour of the site will be led by archaeologist Dennis Peterson at 2 p.m.

When
October 16, 2021
1:00-3:00 PM

Where
Will Rogers Memorial Museum
1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard
Claremore, OK 73017

What
Join the Will Rogers Memorial Museum for Family Day at the Museum on Saturday, October 16 when Will Rogers Memorial Museum friend, Lea McCormick will be teaching a class all about traditional basket weaving!

This event is from 1 to 3 p.m. Family Day is free, but donations are appreciated. To find out more, please call 918-341-0719 or visit www.willrogers.com.

Free Event

When
October 16, 2021
1:00-3:00 PM

Where
Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park
490 Toltec Mounds Road
Scott, AR 72142

What
The ArcheOlympics are back! October 16th from 10 am-3 pm. After a 1 year hiatus we are bringing back this team archeology event, this year at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park just outside of Little Rock. The games consist of physical prowess in spear throwing with an atlatl, mental prowess in identifying and locating UNESCO world heritage sites, and a combination of both in the Excavation to Curation Race! Anyone (except professional archeologists) is welcome to play. This is a team game, so form a team of 4-6 people, find a coach (this can be where professional archeologists come in), and get practicing! You can download the official rulebook and event guide here and your team captain can register your team here. Register by October 8th in order to compete.

When
October 16, 2021
9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Where
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

What
The Oklahoma History Center (OHC) will hold a Folklife Festival on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This community-wide event will celebrate and recognize what the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress has called “the everyday and intimate creativity that all of us share and pass on to the next generation.” The goal is to collaborate with cultural practitioners, communities, and heritage professionals; to spark curiosity; to catalyze intercultural exchange; and to create participatory experiences. The Folklife Festival will be open to the public and held predominantly outdoors at the Oklahoma History Center.

Participants will include the 145th Army Band; 3J Farms OK; Aalim Dance Academy; Angels Modeling and Dance Studio; Blue Thumb water quality education program; Eterna Primavera Folklore Guatemalteco; Everything Goes Dance Studio; Hochatown Historical Association; Hung Viet Lion Dance Association; Kohl Jackson, stand-up comedian; Larry Newsom, singer-songwriter; Metropolitan Library System; Nritya-Arpan Dance School of Bharatnatyam and Indian Folk Dance; Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security; Oklahoma Archivists Association; Oklahoma Farm Bureau; Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center; Oklahoma State Archives; Oklahoma Wildlife Band; Partners of the Prairie; Renewal by Andersen; Danny Dunagan, rope maker; Samarpan Dance Academy; Southwest Dairy Farmers; Panamanian Society of Oklahoma; Thick Descriptions; Central Oklahoma Antique Tractor Club; “Traditional Music of the Open Prairie” with Wayne Cantwell; and BSA Venturer Scouts program. Also, the Oklahoma Pork Council will be giving away a new roaster/smoker.

The Folklife Festival will be open to the public and held predominantly outdoors at the OHC, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. Call 405-522-0754 to learn more.

When
October 16, 2021
4:00-5:30 PM

Where
Online at https://thedirtpod.com/

What
We all know the old joke: archaeologists find something, can’t figure out its purpose, and decide it must have a “ritual function.” But what’s the real story when it comes to exploring ritual in the archaeological record? In this special live recording of The Dirt, Anna and Amber tackle that very question by exploring the theory that informs ritual, before doing a roundup of sites and studies that give us a glimpse into a different side of people’s lives in other times and places.
After the show, the hosts will hang around for a Q&A about the episode’s topic, science communication, podcasting, and ways to get involved in archaeology no matter your age or background. Learn more about The Dirt Podcast at: thedirtpod.com

Free Event

When
October 16, 2021

Where
Church of the Open Arms UCC
3131 N Pennsylvania Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

What
Pull up to the Indian Taco & Native American Arts and Crafts Sale in Oklahoma City. This modified drive-thru event invites guests to feast on delicious Indian tacos stuffed with meat, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, onion and sour cream, or enjoy juicy Pow Wow burgers. Upgrade either entree with a drink and dessert for a fully satisfying meal.

Hosted by the Oklahoma City Pow Wow Club

https://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.27721/27898

When
October 17, 2021
12:30-4:30 PM

Where
Cleveland County Fairgrounds

What
Join OKPAN on Sunday, October 17th from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM to learn four different hands-on archaeological skills! Participants will get the opportunity to learn about archaeological survey, drawing soil profiles, setting up a unit, and cleaning and labeling artifacts.

To register for the event, CLICK HERE.

When
October 19, 2021
7:00 PM

Where
Zoom meeting
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

What
It’s been found in the Egyptian pyramids, the cities of Mesopotamia, Viking longboats, the palace of Machu Picchu, medieval monasteries, and the world’s earliest farming villages. What is it? Beer! Beer is as old as human civilization, and has been made in almost every part of the world for thousands of years. It has been used to pay taxes, heal the sick, and accompany the dead into the afterlife. Many religions worshiped gods and goddesses of beer and brewing, and some of the earliest known examples of both poetry and law codes are about beer. Join us for an evening exploring the archaeology of beer with Public Archaeologist Patty Hamrick.

Free Event

When
October 21, 2021
6:00 PM

Where
Zoom meeting (see below)

What
Join the Women's and Gender Studies' Center for Social Justice as they have their second biennial Clyde Snow Memorial Lecture Series. Dr. Phoebe Stubblefield will present "Dr. Clyde Snow's Enduring Role in the Tulsa Race Massacre Investigation". The lecture will be held in-person at Ellison Hall Room 132 or via zoom on October 21, 2021 at 6:00 PM (CST). Registration for the webinar is required.  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Free Event

When
October 23, 2021
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Where
East Central University
Outside the University Center
1100 East 14th Street
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

What
East Central University's Archaeology Club will host "Trash Talk" on Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 10 am - 11 am outside the University Center in Ada, OK. "Trash Talk" is a fun interactive game that teaches the public about the kinds of information archaeologists can learn from human trash. Prizes will be awarded for various categories. 

Admission: $2.00 per person

When
October 29-30, 2021
6:30-9:00 PM

Where
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum
1141 Pawnee Bill Road
Pawnee, OK 74058

What
Visit the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum for Pawnee Bill Ghost Stories, Friday and Saturday, October 29 and 30, 2021, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Guides will lead guests through outdoor tours in the park telling spine-tingling, ghostly tales about Oklahoma, the surrounding area, and the Pawnee Bill Ranch. Tours leave every 30 minutes from the museum building, so bundle up for cool weather. Admission is $5 per person, and the event is for ages eight and older. Visit the ranch or call 918-762-2513 to purchase tickets or set up tours for large groups.

When
October 30, 2021
6:00-8:00 PM

Where
Will Rogers Memorial Museum
1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard
Claremore, OK 73017

What
The Will Rogers Memorial Museum will host Halloween Night at the Museum on Saturday, October 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. This event combines trick-or-treating with an opportunity for children and their parents and grandparents to visit the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. Area businesses and individuals will share treats at locations outside on the spacious museum grounds. Halloween Night at the Museum is free and open to all ages. This event has attracted hundreds of costumed characters into the museum on Halloween night since the first event in 2014. The family-friendly environment provides a safe place for families to enjoy the holiday and has brought many people to the museum for the first time. For more information please call 918-341-0719 or visit www.willrogers.com.

Free Event