Archive for August, 2009

Aline, Oklahoma Quilt Workshops

Upcoming historical programs with the OHC, as reported in the Mistletoe Leaves, that may be of Southern interest include:

Sod House Museum in Aline will be hosting their Mystery Quilt Workshops August 15, September 12, October 10, and November 14.

Ross Family Cemetery Restoration Note

The Ross Family burial pin at Ross Cemetery, located at Park Hill, Oklahoma has recently undergone a two month restoration. Established in 1842, the cemetery is the final resting place of many various and assorted Cherokees. During the Civil War, the cemetery provided a source of iron to make bullets: decorative lead orbs that were affixed to the center of each rod in the fencing. As the original were removed, they have not been replaced. (As reported in Civil War News)

Civil War event at Honey Springs

Upcoming historical programs with the OHC, as reported in the Mistletoe Leaves, that are of Southern interest include: Civil War Life Program at Honey Springs Battlefield Site, Checotah, November 14.

Read all about it – No PC book here…

The Politically Incorrect Guide To The South, by H. W. Crocker III, and published by Regency Publishing Company, is one this Historian is interested in reading. Civil War News, states “…will not win any friends or accolades from those who see the war through the prism of the North.” and goes on to state the author used “evenhandedness” in regards to his eye on history. This looks to be a fun read and I, for one, am putting it on my “to read” list.

More Oklahoma Fall Confederate Event Dates

Upcoming historical programs with the OHC, as reported in the Mistletoe Leaves, that are of Southern interest include- Ft. Gibson Historic Site, Fort Gibson:

October 9-10, Fall Encampment and Educational Day.

November 14, Fall Bake Day

Consider Wheelock Academy

Wheelock Academy, founded in 1832, is on Preservation Oklahoma’s 2009 list of Most Endangered Historic Places To Watch. It moved off the 2008 mail list of most endangered places. This doesn’t say much about its outlook, as the list is being populated more and more with categories that have several sites throughout the state, like Downtowns, and Route 66 hotels – a single endangered site probably doesn’t weigh as heavily as a class that includes several sites. Visit the current list, and download their book: http://www.preservationok.org/2009_Endangered_Places.html. Let’s help keep the history of the Oklahoma area alive and remembered.

Oklahoma Fall Ladies’ Instruction on tap

Upcoming historical programs with the OHC, as reported in the Mistletoe Leaves, that are of Southern interest include:

Ladies’ Camp of Instruction at the George M. Murrell Home, Park Hill, September 19.