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07/31/14

Contact: Jason Harris
Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-0785
jharris@okhistory.org
okhistory.org


Back-to-School Bash Scheduled for August 14 at the Oklahoma History Center

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Teachers, parents, school staff and students are invited to join museums from across the Oklahoma City metro area and beyond at the Back-to-School Bash at the Oklahoma History Center on August 14 from 6-9 p.m. Staff and educators from Oklahoma institutions will be on hand to answer questions about field trips, trunks, teacher resources, professional development and special events. In addition, the Oklahoma History Center's galleries will be open all evening. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the night to teachers.

Participating entities include Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, Discover Hidden Treasures, Edmond Historical Society, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Law Related Education—Oklahoma Bar Association, Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, Museum of Osteology, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education, Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma City Contemporary, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, Oklahoma Territorial Museum, Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and Science Museum Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma History Center, located across from the State Capitol Building at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City, 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. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 32 museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Admission to the event is free, but donations of school supply items such as pencils, paper, pens, glue or crayons are encouraged. Registration is not required. For more information about the event, please contact the OHC Education Department at education@okhistory.org or 405-522-3602.





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