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Living History Education Day for schools, George M. Murrell Home
The George M. Murrell Home Historic Site, located just south of Tahlequah, will host its seventh annual Living History Education Day on Friday, May 5, 2017. Public, private, and homeschool students, grades K-12, are invited to attend the program. Living history interpreters will demonstrate a variety of nineteenth-century activities, ranging from cooking to fiber arts to gardening.
The Murrell Home was built in 1845 for the niece of Cherokee Principal Chief John Ross and is the only remaining antebellum plantation in Oklahoma. The Living History Education Day is the only event in the state specializing in educating students about life in the antebellum Cherokee Nation. In addition to hands-on living history stations, guests will be invited to tour the mansion and learn about the functions of its outbuildings. George Murrell’s mercantile store also will be open for visitors.
The cost of the program is $3 per student. Teachers and adult chaperones are free. Classes may choose either the 9:30–11:30 am session or the 11:30 am–1:30 pm session. Teachers who wish to register their class for the event may contact the Murrell Home at 918-456-2751.