Oklahoma Driven: Cars, Collectors and the Birth of the Oklahoma Highway Commission
Through March 2012
"Oklahoma Driven" features one-of-a-kind, brass era automobiles from the personal collections of Sooner Regional chapter members of the HCCA. Hear their stories as they relate their car restoration experiences. Coupled with the story of Oklahoma's early highway development, these collectors and their antique automobiles illustrate the early formation of America's pervasive car culture. The fascinating designs of these automobiles are accentuated by scenes of early Oklahoma roadways as well as by artifacts relating to driving these machines and building the roadways they traveled.
Pickin' and Grinnin': Roy Clark, "Hee Haw" and Country Humor
Through May 2012
The Oklahoma History Center is giving a "salute!" to the long-running country variety show with the new exhibition "Pickin' and Grinnin:' Roy Clark, 'Hee Haw' & Country Humor". The 3,000-sq-ft exhibit features recreations of the "Hee Haw" cornfield, barbershop and porch sets, spotlights the more than 40 Oklahoma stars who performed on the series, and traces the roots of the show's rural humor back to 1920s tent shows and the early days of radio and television.
The Return of Elegance: An Evening Wear Collection
Mid-July 2011 through 2012
This exhibit will showcase more than 25 evening gowns from the textile collection of the Oklahoma Historical Society. Many of these gowns were worn by Oklahoma women at inaugural balls, society events and other special occasions. Also featured in the exhibit will be fashion accessories including footwear and evening bags.
For more information, go to http://www.okhistorycenter.org/.