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February 2021

Hearts for Art

One day to celebrate love is not enough! Visit the Museum any time during February 1 – 14 and show your love for your favorite piece of art or artifact. Pick up a heart at Visitor Services, leave it by your selection and share on social media using #MyWest and #HeartsForArt. While visiting, pick up the “Find the Love” guide, a selection of art from the Museum’s collection that speaks of love. Free to Museum members or with Museum admission.

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Kids Take Over the Cowboy: Black History in the West

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In honor of Black History Month, learn about a few of the many contributions by Black people to the West and Western history. Try your hand at roping, talk to Bill Pickett about his unique method of taking down a steer and enjoy storytime at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Activities available while supplies last. Free for members or with Museum admission.

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Oklahoma Heritage Concert – Women in the West

Watch Oklahoma history come to life in a performance by Rodeo Opry. This virtual program teaches Oklahoma history through music and culture with an emphasis on Women in the West. This will be a virtual event with the video available from February 19 – March 5. Suitable for older elementary through high school students. To register click here or call (405) 478-2250 ext. 241.

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March 2021

Kids Take Over the Cowboy: Spiro Scratch Art: Decorations for Another World

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Many of the artifacts found in the Spiro Mounds are heavily decorated, often by incising, or cutting, a design into the stone or clay or shell. Using Spiro iconography as inspiration, scratch your own designs into a variety of objects. Enjoy storytime at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Free for members or with Museum admission. Activities available while supplies last.

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Sunday Spiro Spotlight – Margaret Wheeler

Grab a stool and listen to invited artisans discuss their craft. An award-winning weaver, Margaret Wheeler balances fashion with art, using modern technology to help her with the ancient pastime of weaving. Her Chickasaw heritage influences the look and feel of her weavings, which may eventually adorn mannequins and customers. A President’s Award recipient at Red Earth Festival and an inductee into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame, Wheeler will share about her pieces included in the Spiro and the Art…

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Spring Break Drop-In Activities: Constructing Home

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Spiro Mounds afforded researchers a treasure trove of Mississippian material culture. It was full of pottery, woven textiles, incised shells, beaded clothing and many more examples of Native art and craftsmanship. During Spring Break try your hand at similar crafts. Drop by and participate in family-friendly activities and create a different make-and-take craft each day. No reservations required. Activities are available while supplies last. Free for Museum members or with Museum admission. There are many different kinds of homes. In…

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Spring Break Drop-In Activities: Figurative Clay

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Spiro Mounds afforded researchers a treasure trove of Mississippian material culture. It was full of pottery, woven textiles, incised shells, beaded clothing and many more examples of Native art and craftsmanship. During Spring Break try your hand at similar crafts. Drop by and participate in family-friendly activities and create a different make-and-take craft each day. No reservations required. Activities are available while supplies last. Free for Museum members or with Museum admission. In the Spiro and the Art of the…

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Spring Break Drop-In Activities: Twining

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Spiro Mounds afforded researchers a treasure trove of Mississippian material culture. It was full of pottery, woven textiles, incised shells, beaded clothing and many more examples of Native art and craftsmanship. During Spring Break try your hand at similar crafts. Drop by and participate in family-friendly activities and create a different make-and-take craft each day. No reservations required. Activities are available while supplies last. Free for Museum members or with Museum admission. The art of twining is an old style…

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Spring Break Drop-In Activities: Scratch Art Gorgets

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Spiro Mounds afforded researchers a treasure trove of Mississippian material culture. It was full of pottery, woven textiles, incised shells, beaded clothing and many more examples of Native art and craftsmanship. During Spring Break try your hand at similar crafts. Drop by and participate in family-friendly activities and create a different make-and-take craft each day. No reservations required. Activities are available while supplies last. Free for Museum members or with Museum admission. Shell gorgets are a Native American art form…

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Spring Break Drop-In Activities: Paper Plate Weaving

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Spiro Mounds afforded researchers a treasure trove of Mississippian material culture. It was full of pottery, woven textiles, incised shells, beaded clothing and many more examples of Native art and craftsmanship. During Spring Break try your hand at similar crafts. Drop by and participate in family-friendly activities and create a different make-and-take craft each day. No reservations required. Activities are available while supplies last. Free for Museum members or with Museum admission. Many of the baskets you see in the…

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