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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: HOPE AMIDST HARDSHIP -- Heavener
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: MUCH DEPENDS ON DINNER -- Stillwater

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: WAR, NOT-WAR, AND PEACE -- Tishomingo
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: NATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS OF THE PLAINS -- Marietta

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: HOPE AMIDST HARDSHIP -- Duncan

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCE: THE THIRTIES -- Broken Arrow
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Rentiesville Blues Festival: Blues "Informances" by Harold Aldridge -- Rentiesville
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE AMERICAN FRONTIER -- Waurika
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: PLAY BALL -- Perkins

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE WORST HARD TIME REVISITED -- Oklahoma City
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: AMERICAN ICONS -- Lawton

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: OKLAHOMA PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS -- McLoud
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Charlie Adams Day: "Charlie's Storytellers" -- Newkirk

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE COWBOY -- Ponca City
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: MYSTERIOUS FEARS AND GHASTLY LONGINGS -- Bartlesville

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: CIVIL RIGHTS AND EQUALITY -- Oklahoma City
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"Keep 'em Flying!" Lecture Series -- Enid
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: NATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS OF THE PLAINS -- Marietta

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: HOPE AMIDST HARDSHIP -- Woodward
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Literary Landmark Dedication: Marquis James -- Enid
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: PLAY BALL -- Okeene
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: HOPE AMIDST HARDSHIP -- Heavener

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: MUCH DEPENDS ON DINNER -- Stillwater

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: WAR, NOT-WAR, AND PEACE -- Tishomingo

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCE: LOOKING FOR HOME -- Mustang
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: PLAY BALL -- Perkins
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Open House at the new Oklahoma Humanities headquarters -- Oklahoma City
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: AMERICAN ICONS -- Guthrie
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: CIVIL RIGHTS AND EQUALITY -- Oklahoma City
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE WORST HARD TIME REVISITED -- Oklahoma City
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: OKLAHOMA PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS -- McLoud

"Keep Em Flying" Lecture Series -- Enid

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: HOPE AMIDST HARDSHIP -- Woodward
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE JOURNEY INWARD -- El Reno
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Child Labor in Oklahoma exhibit opening -- Oklahoma City

WATER: Congressional Representation to Protect a Precious Resource exhibit opening -- Tulsa
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE AMERICAN FRONTIER -- Waurika

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCE: LOOKING FOR HOME -- Mustang
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: PLAY BALL -- Perkins
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: HOPE AMIDST HARDSHIP -- Duncan

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCE: THE THIRTIES -- Broken Arrow
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"Keep Em Flying" Lecture Series -- Enid
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE COWBOY -- Ponca City

Ongoing Grant Events

Power and Prestige: Headdresses of the American Plains

August 26, 2016 -- May 14, 2017

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
Information: 405/478-2250
www.nationalcowboymuseum.org

War bonnets are an iconic image of the American West, but the truth behind these emblematic items is more complex than the name indicates. For centuries, feather headdresses have played a formalized role in both war and ritual with variants in style, use, and design. This exhibition explores the history and development of headdresses of the North American Great Plains tribal nations. Headdresses, ledger art, and photographs from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum permanent collection along with headdresses from the Gilcrease Museum and the Oklahoma History Center will be on display.


WATER: CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATION TO PROTECT A PRECIOUS RESOURCE

September 26, 2016 -- October 17, 2016

Shawnee Public Library
Information: 405/275-6353
pioneerlibrarysystem.org/hometowns/purcell

This free, interactive exhibit portrays the challenges of water management and conservation in Oklahoma and examines the Congressional policy-making process. The exhibit features educational items on the effects of national policies on Oklahoma's water resources and information about how to engage with the state's policy makers.  The exhibit is presented by the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center and will travel to eighteen libraries and museums across Oklahoma through November 2016.

www.ou.edu/carlalbertcenter/congressional-collection/exhibits/waterexhibit.html