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10/01/14

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sarah Dumas
Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office:  405-522-0791
sdumas@okhistory.org
www.okhistory.org/historycenter

Sixth Annual Home School Day at the Oklahoma History Center Oct. 13

Oklahoma City -- The Oklahoma History Center will host its sixth annual Home School Day on Monday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Home School Day at the History Center is designed to offer family learners the chance to participate in a program specifically designed for mixed age groups. Activities run throughout the day allowing participants to stop by any time. Visitors can explore the museum with the help of gallery guides, follow along with a scavenger hunt, take part in hands-on demonstrations and enjoy a variety of historical interpreters. Visitors will find activities and demonstrations throughout the galleries. No registration is required, and admission to the program is free. The museum offers a number of outdoor picnic areas or you can drop by the Winnie Mae Café during your visit for lunch.

This year's Home School Day at the Oklahoma History Center will also include area museums and organizations including AgroTourism, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry, the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Ag in the Classroom, the Edmond Historical Society, Law Related Educations, the Museum of Osteology, the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History,  the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, the Oklahoma City Zoo, the Oklahoma Arts Council, the Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Newspapers in Education.

For more information on Home School Day please contact the History Center education staff at education@okhistory.org or by phone at 405-522-3602. This program is sponsored in part by SONIC, America's Drive-in.

The Oklahoma History Center 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. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information visit www.okhistory.org.





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