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September 07 at 12:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Come create a variety of art projects with us! Projects will be varied throughout the day.

Demonstration: Care and Conservation of the John Ross Papers »

September 07 at 12:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Deborah Baker, conservator of books, photographs and archives, conducted the condition survey of the Ross papers and is currently working to complete conservation treatments on the documents to affect their safe handling and continued preservation. In this demonstration, visitors can view the meticulous work she is doing. Baker will be joined by Natalie Panther, history instructor at OSU-Tulsa, a member of the Cherokee Nation and part of the Ross papers preservation team. Panther will provide information on the Ross papers as Baker works, answer questions about the documents, the conservation project, and importance of Ross to the Cherokee people. Baker will also provide an overview of the work that she is doing and take time to answer questions.

Fall Reflection Tree »

September 07 at 12:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Join in the fun of creating a giant tree "leaf by leaf" inside Gilcrease Museum. Families can create, carve and cut out brilliant copper leaves to attach to a fall tree in Helmerich Hall to add their artistic mark to the museum.

Charles M. Russell: The Artist and His Archive in the Digital Age »

September 07 at 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration During an informal conversation, noted Russell scholar B. Byron Price, who is director of the Charles Russell Center and OU Press; and Diana Folsom, head of collection digitization at Gilcrease Museum, will compare and contrast two forms of preservation – Russell's art and his literary and photographic archive – at the Helmerich Center.

American Girl Doll Bingo »

September 07 at 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Kids will play a new kind of Bingo with an American Girl Doll twist, shouting out "AmGirl" instead of "bingo." Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each game. 1:00 & 3:00 p.m.

Illustrating Indian Lives: Stereotypes and Differences in the Drawings of W. M. Cary »

September 07 at 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration John Coward, associate professor of communication at TU will discuss the ways that Native Americans were portrayed in William de la Montagne Cary’s illustrations and how those depictions influenced popular perceptions.

Sunday Draws »

September 07 at 01:00 pm to 02:30 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Inspired by the paintings in the Southwest and Mexican galleries, participants will do a variety of sketching activities. Drawing artists will have the chance to hone their observations skills and learn drawing techniques by sketching a live model who will be dressed in authentic Pueblo attire. All supplies are provided, including sketchbooks and pencils to keep. For ages 8 and up.

Storytime in the Galleries: "The Horse and the Plains Indians" »

September 07 at 01:30 pm to 02:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Dorothy Patent will read from her book, "The Horse and the Plains Indians: A Powerful Partnership" and incorporate items on display in the museum's Enduring Spirit gallery to help children understand how the bonds between humans and animals have endured over time. 1:30 & 3:30 p.m.

Mahenwahdose »

September 07 at 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration This "True Native American Theater" (the Muscogean meaning of Mahenwahdose) company presents storyteller Will Hill (Kabitcha Feke Sego), who will combine the tribal traditions of language, flute, drum and comedy to tell the tales of his nation.

The Papers of Principal Chief John Ross in the Gilcrease Collection »

September 07 at 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Duane King, Ph.D., founding director of the Helmerich Center for American Research, will lecture about John Ross (1790-1866), who not only served as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation longer than anyone else (1828-1866), but also led the people during some of the most turbulent periods in U.S. history.