Archive for May, 2010

June is Oklahoma Folkways Month!

From OHC Extra!:

June, 2010 is Oklahoma Folklife Month
On May 7, 2010, Governor Brad Henry proclaimed June as Folklife Month for the Sooner State. This recognition is to encourage Oklahomans to take family trips to local festivals featuring Oklahoma’s folklife heritage. The mission of the Oklahoma Folklife Center is to collect and preserving folklife and traditions of Oklahoma. In addition, the Center encourages communities and organizations to host folklife events and to preserve artifacts representing Oklahoma’s cultural diversity.  Partners for this year’s festival include:
Oklahoma Celtic Festival, June, 20 & 21 in Stillwater. Enjoy bagpipes, kilts, dogs, horses, and lots of singers.
American Heritage Music Festival, June 10-12 in Grove. Old-time fiddling and clogging contests.
Juneteenth, June 17 in Tulsa. Celebrate a unique African-American holiday with gospel, R & B, jazz and more.
Red Earth, June 18-20 in OKC.  Salute American Indian cultures from all over the continent as they display art, sing, drum, dance, and wear traditional outfits. It is Oklahoma’s special homecoming.
Spirit of Oklahoma Storytelling Festival, June 4 & 5 in Seminole. Hear funny, scary and wise stories from all over the Sooner State. 
Jazz in June, June 24-26 in Norman. Hear jazz and blues performers recall the past, present and future under the stars in Norman.
Oklahoma Folklife Festival, June 19, 2010 in OKC. Celebrate the cultural heritage of Oklahoma with dance, music and crafts at a free festival.
To learn more about Oklahoma folklife visit it online.  For the best in family fun learn about Oklahoma’s rich heritage in folklife. Hear many kinds of traditional music, see and participate in traditional dancing, have an appreciation of traditional crafts, and celebrate Oklahoma’s colorful storytelling. You can find it just a few miles away in your home state.
For more information contact Rodger Harris at (405)522-5207 or by email at

Wisdom of Words

Consider adding an era-appropriate quotation to your stationary – printed and/or electronic. This may be a conversation starter in more than one way.

Cowskin Prairie to host History Luncheon

#2611, Oklahoma Division UDC is having a special history lunch for those early birds to Oklahoma Division Convention. Fun, fellowship, and Confederate history will be had by all! We are excited to be joined by Oklahoma Native Author, Steve Warren. Though open to anyone who wishes to attend, paid reservations must be made no later than June 1, 2010 for this $16.00 luncheon.
If you are on Facebook, visit the event:

OHC – Call to Arms!

Looking for something to do Saturday? Don’t miss this:

Graphic from OHS Extra!

Quilting in Pawnee

Upcoming historical programs with the OHC, as reported in the Mistletoe Leaves that may be of Southern interest include: May 11 & June 6, 2010

Quilt Block of the Month Class – Pawnee Bill Ranch Site, Pawnee

Slang – one example of the wonders of the Internet

There are lots of great Confederate and War Between the States online resources. Just to give an example: Does it seem like your Confederate gentleman isn’t speaking English? The website below can get you up to date on the “latest” slang