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Calendar of Cultural Events

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Ongoing 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.

MUSEUM ON MAIN STREET - WATER/WAYS SMITHSONIAN TOUR SCHEDULE
June 29, 2019 - April 12, 2020 

Water/Ways, an exhibition from the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street, explores the relationship between people and water. It explores the centrality of water in our lives including its effect on the environment and climate, its practical role in agriculture and economic planning, and its impact on culture and spirituality. 

2019-2020 Tour Schedule

June 29, 2019 - August 18, 2019 hosted by Pioneer Library System Foundation - located at Norman Public Library East

August 27, 2019 - October 12, 2019 hosted by and located at Ada Public Library
    

October 21, 2019 - December 8, 2019 hosted by Locust Grove Arts Alliance - located at Locust Grove VFW Post 3573

December 17, 2019 - February 8, 2020 hosted by Fort Towson Historic Site  - located at Fort Towson Historic Site

February 18, 2020 - April 11, 2020  hosted by Western Trail Historical Society - located at Museum of the Western Prairie

AMERICAN INDIANS IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS 
On display through March 28, 2020

Cherokee Heritage Center
21192 S. Keeler Dr.
Park Hill, OK  74451
Information: 888/999-6007

This OH-sponsored exhibition highlights Native Americans who broke baseball’s “color barrier” by playing in the major leagues in the decades prior to Jackie Robinson’s debut in 1947. The exhibit includes artifacts from a private collector who has extensively researched this subject and has profiled 30 Native American players of this era, 19 of whom were from Oklahoma.


THE CHEROKEE KID: A WILL ROGERS EXHIBIT 
On display through October 2020

Will Rogers Memorial Museum
1720 W. Will Rogers Blvd.
Claremore, OK  74017
Information: 918/341-0719

Will Rogers' Cherokee heritage is explored in this exhibit that was originally created by the Cherokee Heritage Center thanks to a grant from OH. The exhibit explores Rogers' family's relocation to Indian Territory and his early life near what would become Oologah, OK, before he became one of America's most iconic entertainers.

Will Rogers Memorial Museum, Cherokee Heritage Center to host exhib                                                                                  

EXPERIENCING THE DUST BOWL
Ongoing Exhibit

Woody Guthrie Center
102 East M.B. Brady Street
Tulsa, OK  74103
Information: 918/574-2710

The Woody Guthrie Center's ongoing Dust Bowl exhibit, sponsored in part by Oklahoma Humanities, allows visitors to truly experience the power of a Dust Bowl storm through virtual reality technology. Visitors can step back in time through this multi-sensory experience to fully understand events that affected those living in the region. The exhibit also discusses the Dust Bowl as a man-made disaster, providing an opportunity to explore ways that people affect the environment.