OKLAHOMA CITY — Explore the vast historical and genealogical collections of the Oklahoma Historical Society’s (OHS) John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick Research Center in a webinar presented by the State Historic Preservation Office on Thursday, November 17, at noon.

Laura Martin, deputy director of research, will give an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour during a virtual presentation called “Secrets of the OHS Research Library.” The library has an extensive collection of historical records including allotment records, land run claims, Dawes Rolls lists, Freedmen records, census documents, cemetery lists and more.

The free webinar is open to archaeologists, architectural historians, students, researchers, genealogists and anyone interested in learning about their ancestors and the state of Oklahoma.

Registration is required. For more information visit okhistory.org/shpo/lunch-and-learns or call 405-522-5221.

The State Historic Preservation Office is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.