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SPECIAL EVENTS

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From time to time, we hold special limited events here at the museum. Check back every now and again so you don't miss a thing!

 

SCHOOLHOUSE SUMMER CAMP

Old School, New Faces!

From July 11th to July 15th, the Museum of the Great Plains will be hosting our annual one-room schoolhouse summer learning program. With programming designed for students between 6-12 years of age, it's a great way for kids to learn about art, history, and the state of Oklahoma. Contact our education department (trevor.w@discovermgp.org) for more details. Slots are limited, so first come, first served!

Blue Beaver Schoolhouse
 

FHURSDAY

On the First Thursday of every month, the museum will have extended business hours. We open at 10 AM, as usual, but we will have our gallery open until 7 PM CST. If it seems like you never have time on the weekends to visit, maybe give this a try!

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CHAUTAUQUA: ODDS AND ENDS

Surviving the Sixties: Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll

From June 21st to June 25th, 2022, morning and afternoon workshops will be offered in LDM Hall here at the Museum of the Great Plains. Admission to the workshops is free, but does not include access to the gallery.

June 21st, 10 AM - 11 AM

LENNON MEDITATES BY RANDY NOOJIN

Take a look at the characters, stories, and songs related to Lennon and the Beatles; spend a month in India meditating with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

June 21st, 2 PM - 3 PM

THE EVOLUTION OF CABARET BY JOHN DENNIS ANDERSON

Explore how Isherwood’s Berlin Stories evolved, via John van Druten’s play I Am a Camera, into the 1966 Broadway musical Cabaret, and the 1972 film Cabaret.

June 22nd, 10 AM - 11 AM

THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN': POETRY AND MUSIC AS SOCIAL COMMENTARY BY JOEY MADIA

Explore Ginsberg’s major works, "Howl", "America", and "Kaddish".  Compare and contrast him against Whitman, William Carlos Williams, and the Beat Poets Kerouac and Corso.

June 22nd, 2 PM - 3 PM

WE WILL ROCK YOU BY KAREN VURANCH

The growth of rock ‘n roll music from its roots in the folk music scene, the influence of California surf sound and the transition from pop music to rock.  Explore iconic songs and their lyrics.

June 23rd, 10 AM - 11 AM

THE PATH TO THE GAY LIBERATION MOVEMENT BY JOHN DENNIS ANDERSON

Explore the more conservative approach to gay liberation favored by Isherwood in the decade leading up to the Stonewall Riots (1969).

June 23rd, 2 PM - 3 PM

LSD AND RELIGION—MYSTICISM OR MIRAGE?
BY TED KACHEL

Explore issues of religion and the religious use of psychedelic drugs.  Examine viewpoints on religion and psychedelic drugs (medical research, shamanism).

June 24th, 10 AM - 11 AM

MAKE YOUR OWN KIND OF MUSIC BY KAREN VURANCH

Influence of other groups on Cass’s music and The Mamas and The Papas’ music.  Her transition from folk to rock and the effect of Broadway.

June 24th, 10 AM - 11 AM

JOHN'S TWO-YEAR LOST WEEKEND BY RANDY NOOJIN

John’s separation from Yoko and the dramatic reunion. The birth of Sean soon after the reunion with Yoko; issuance of John’s Green Card.

June 25th, 10 AM - 11 AM

LEARY AND HIS LADIES—FROM SUICIDE TO STABILITY?
BY TED KACHEL

How did each of Leary’s 5 wives portray Leary? What was consistent and what changed in relationships with women over the course of his long life?

June 25th, 2 PM - 3 PM

THE ‘60S COUNTERCULTURE AND MKULTRA
BY JOEY MADIA

Hoover's FBI spy network, infiltrated Haight-Ashbury and Black Panthers; Nixon's Paranoia; clandestine drug experiments; harassment of entertainers.