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09/14/14

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Contact:  Amanda Pritchett
Murrell Home, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office:  918-456-2751
apritchett@okhistory.org
www.okhistory.org/murrellhome

Murrell Home to Host Living History Conference

The Mountain Plains Regional Conference of the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) will take place October 9-11, 2014, in Tahlequah, Okla. The George M. Murrell Home in Park Hill will be the host institution for the event, and the theme is "Interpreting Our Multicultural Past."

The regional conference will feature hands-on workshops, field trips and classroom sessions. On Thursday, October 9, six workshops will be held between the Murrell Home, Fort Gibson Historic Site and the Cherokee Heritage Center. That night, an opening reception will be held at the Murrell Home. On Friday, October 10, more than a dozen classroom presentations will be offered at the Armory Municipal Center in downtown Tahlequah. Friday evening a hog fry will be held at the Cherokee Heritage Center. On Saturday, October 11, conference attendees will travel by bus to the Pawnee Bill Ranch for tours and living history demonstrations. The conference will end Saturday night with a banquet in the barracks building at Fort Gibson.

ALHFAM is an international organization of history and museum professionals, reenactors, farmers, volunteers and those interested in living history. Anyone interested in historic skills and trades, preservation or research is invited to attend. The conference is sponsored by the Oklahoma Historical Society, Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism, Friends of the Murrell Home, and Friends of Fort Gibson. For the complete program and to register for the conference, visit www.alhfam.org and click on "Conferences."  For more information on the event, contact the Murrell Home at 918-456-2751 or murrellhome@okhistory.org. The Murrell Home is located at 19479 E. Murrell Home Rd. in Park Hill.





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