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Calendar of Cultural Events

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

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - MYTH AND LITERATURE - Guthrie
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - COMING AND GOING IN OKLAHOMA INDIAN COUNTRY - Oklahoma City
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WATER/WAYS - Blue Thumb Stream Monitoring Workshop - Locust Grove

Tutu the Mummy Exhibit Family Fun Day - Shawnee
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WATER/WAYS - Blue Thumb Stream Monitoring Workshop - Locust Grove
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - WORKING TO SURVIVE: SURVIVING TO WORK - Alva
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - CRIME AND COMEDY - Wilburton

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma-PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS: HARD-BOILED AND SOFT-HEARTED HEROES - Hugo
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - MYTH AND LITERATURE - McAlester

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - OKLAHOMA PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS - Atoka
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Oklahoma Wondertorium - Native American Heritage Day - Stillwater
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WATER/WAYS - History of the Grand River Dam Authority - Locust Grove
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - FRIENDSHIP - Mustang
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE WORST HARD TIME REVISITED - Oklahoma City

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - HOPE AMIDST HARDSHIP - Broken Arrow

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - OKLAHOMA PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS - Miami

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - WORKING TO SURVIVE: SURVIVING TO WORK - Tishomingo
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We Remain - Woodward
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - MYTH AND LITERATURE - Guthrie

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - WORKING TO SURVIVE: SURVIVING TO WORK - Alva
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - WADE IN THE WATER - Ada

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - GET YOUR READING KICKs ON ROUTE 66 - Weatherford
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - GET YOUR READING KICKS ON ROUTE 66 - Pauls Valley
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WATER/WAYS - Wonder City Wonders Chautauqua & Tellebration - Locust Grove
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - WORKING TO SURVIVE: SURVIVING TO WORK - Tishomingo
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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

CABALLEROS Y VAQUEROS: THE ORIGIN OF WESTERN HORSE CULTURES 
On display through Jan. 5, 2020

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

The iconic Western cowboy actually can trace its roots to north and west Africa, up through Spain and then over to the New World. The Caballeros y Vaqueros exhibition, sponsored in part by Oklahoma Humanities, tells this story using the decorative traditions of New World husbandry as they developed in New Spain and Colonial Mexico from a fusion of Native American, European, African and Islamic traditions. The exhibition focuses on working objects as sculptural art, allowing visitors to see and learn how global traditions manifested into a unique Western visual tradition.
  

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 has a new ongoing exhibit, sponsored in part by Oklahoma Humanities, that allows visitors to truly experience the power of a Dust Bowl storm through virtual reality technology. Step back in time through this multi-sensory experience to fully understand events that affected those living in the region. Since this was a man-made disaster, it also provides an opportunity to explore the way people affect the environment.