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Calendar of Cultural Events

Don't miss the ongoing events listed below the calendar! Scroll each month to find OHC-sponsored programming in your area. Reading groups, lectures, exhibits, cultural events—whatever you’re looking for, you’ll get the news right here.

Ongoing Grant Events

Lines with Power and Purpose: Contextualizing Political Cartoons

April 23, 2015 -- June 23, 2015 

University of Central Oklahoma
Melton Gallery
Art & Design Building
100 N. University Dr., Edmond
Information: 405/974-3752

The UCO College of Fine Arts and Design has collected 51 original political cartoons from the first half of the 20th century, including works by seven Pulitzer Prize-winning illustrators and other notable editorial cartoonists. The collection includes local, regional, and national geopolitical themes from a variety of political viewpoints. Audio and visual guides with historical and biographical information accompany the exhibit.


Notorious Payne County

September 18, 2014 -- June 30, 2015

Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History
702 S. Duncan St.
Stillwater, OK  74074

The "Notorious Payne County" exhibit examines the outlaw history of Payne County prior to Oklahoma statehood. In the absence of sufficient law enforcement and personal restraint, outlaws prospered in Payne County in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In an era of infamous outlaws and noted gangs, Payne County became a center of lawless activity in Oklahoma Territory as lawmen and bandits passed through the region and at times fought each other for survival. The exhibit presents photographs, archives, and artifacts illustrating this history and its significance in Oklahoma.