Fun for the Whole Family: Living History in the Oklahoma Territory

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Photo by Lori Duckworth/Oklahoma Tourism


Looking for something fun to do with the family while still staying safe? Look no further than the first live drive-in theater in historic downtown Pawhuska, Oklahoma! This Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy Living History in the Oklahoma Territory, a wild west variety show with live music that you can watch from the safety of your car. 

All proceeds from parking donations go to the Pawhuska Public School Program to help pay for meals, and proceeds from concessions to go local COVID relief groups such as the American Legion and representatives from local communities. 

The shows is broken up into two “acts,” with separate parking donations for each act. Act I, which lasts from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., features performances from people like Oklahoma’s Cowboy Poet Laureate Francine Roark Robinson, cowboy poet and musician Jim Garland, Will Rogers wit and wisdom, and various musicians. Act II, which lasts from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., features performances such as historically accurate U.S. Deputy Marshal reenactments by Prairie Grass Productions and living history gun fight runs by Belle Starr and the Indian Territory Pistoliers.

Volunteers will be conducting organized parking and guiding visitors to their parking spaces. Visitors stay in their cars and dial their radios to KYFM 100.1 to hear the acts. Car hops will take concession orders and deliver concessions to cars.


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