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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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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Private Investigations - Marietta

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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Big Swanky Art Show - Oklahoma City
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: WORKING TO SURVIVE - Waurika
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Civil Rights and Equality - Stillwater
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Private Investigations - Marietta

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

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCE - Pauls Valley
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE GILDED AGE - Davis
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2017 French Film Festival: BONJOUR FRENCH FILMS - Lawton
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Hope Amidst Hardship - El Reno

2017 French Film Festival: BONJOUR FRENCH FILMS: Lawton
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2017 French Film Festival: BONJOUR FRENCH FILMS - Lawton
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE COWBOY - Guthrie
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Private Investigations - Marietta

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Civil Rights and Equality - Stillwater

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS - Tishomingo
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Blues Inform-ance at Rentiesville Festival 2017 - Rentiesville
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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

Orphan Trains to Oklahoma -- Bethany
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Orphan Trains to Oklahoma - Oklahoma City
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Private Investigations - Marietta

Orphan Trains to Oklahoma -- Edmond

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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Orphan Trains to Oklahoma -- Midwest City
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Charlie Adams Day: "Charlie's Storyteller" -- Newkirk

Orphan Trains to Oklahoma -- Oklahoma City

Ongoing Grant Events

THE WAY WE WORKED

July 21, 2017 -- September 8, 2017

Waurika Public Library
203 S. Meridian
Waurika, OK 73573
Information: 580/228-3274

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. After Waurika, the exhibit will make its final stop in Poteau through November 2017. The exhibit is free and open to all ages.