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Calendar of Cultural Events

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

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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE COWBOY - Guthrie
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Loosening the Gender Girdle: How Gender Affects *You* - Stillwater

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE AMERICAN FRONTIER - Oklahoma City
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Beyond Binaries: Gender and Sexuality - Tulsa
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: WORKING TO SURVIVE - McAlester

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE WAY WE WERE, THE WAY WE ARE - Atoka

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: COMING AND GOING IN OKLAHOMA INDIAN COUNTRY - Woodward
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Hope Amidst Hardship - El Reno
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE GILDED AGE - Alva
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: WORKING TO SURVIVE - Waurika

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Cowboy - Healdton

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE GILDED AGE - Davis

Dr. Angie Debo, "Oklahoma's Greatest Historian" - Enid
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCE - Broken Arrow

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCE - Duncan
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African Drumming and Dance Workshop - Norman

Women's Point of View: A Female Perspective from Saudi Arabia - Shawnee
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Cherokee Warriors Exhibit - Tahlequah

African Drumming and Dance Workshop - Norman
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African Drumming and Dance Workshop
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE AMERICAN FRONTIER - Oklahoma City
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Dr. Angie Debo, "Oklahoma's Greatest Historian" - Enid

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE WAY WE WERE, THE WAY WE ARE - Atoka

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: COMING AND GOING IN OKLAHOMA INDIAN COUNTRY - Woodward
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE GILDED AGE - Alva
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Cowboy - Healdton

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE GILDED AGE - Davis

Dr. Angie Debo, "Oklahoma's Greatest Historian" - Enid
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCE - Lawton

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCE - Pauls Valley

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: WORKING TO SURVIVE - McAlester

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS - Tishomingo
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE COWBOY - Guthrie
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE AMERICAN FRONTIER - Oklahoma City
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: WORKING TO SURVIVE - McAlester

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE WAY WE WERE, THE WAY WE ARE - Atoka

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: COMING AND GOING IN OKLAHOMA INDIAN COUNTRY - Woodward
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Hope Amidst Hardship - El Reno
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The Ballads of Barking Water, 42nd Wewoka Sorghum Festival
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Back to Our Roots: An Exploration of Roots Music -- Oklahoma City
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCE - Broken Arrow

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCE - Duncan

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: COMING AND GOING IN OKLAHOMA INDIAN COUNTRY - Woodward

Through the Repellent Fence - Oklahoma City
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Ongoing Grant Events

THE WAY WE WORKED

September 15, 2017 -- November 11, 2017

LeFlore County Museum
303 Dewey Avenue
Poteau, OK 74953
Information: 918/647-9330

The Smithsonian Institution's Museum on Main Street exhibit The Way We Worked explores how work became a central element in American culture. The exhibit traces the many changes that have affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years. The Way We Worked uses videos, photos, interactive materials, and artifacts to tell the story of the impact of work on American culture. 

The exhibition's all-day kickoff event in Waurika will include an old-fashioned community picnic, live music, children's games and activities, a parade of antique tractors, and presentations about the history of work in Jefferson County.  

The Way We Worked has been adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives. The five Oklahoma host sites for this exhibit will also feature complementary programs and exhibits that highlight the history of work in their own hometowns. The exhibit is free and open to all ages.

CHEROKEE WARRIORS EXHIBIT

October 7, 2017 -- March 31, 2018

Cherokee Heritage Center
21192 S Keeler Drive
Park Hill, OK  74451
Information: 918/456-6007

The Cherokee Warrior Exhibit will present the evolution of the Cherokee Warrior from pre-European contact (1540) to present day. From aboriginal roots to the Iraq conflict, the Cherokee Warriors' history will be told through artifacts, pictures and narrative. Highlights include the 1865 flag, Stand Waties Bowie knife and Admiral Joseph "Jocko" Clark artifacts.