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09/01/15

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Contact: Steve Hawkins
Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-0754
shawkins@okhistory.org
www.okhistory.org/historycenter

Oklahoma History Center Joins Smithsonian Magazine's11th Annual Museum Day Live!

Oklahoma City, Okla. — The Oklahoma History Center will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 26, 2015, as part of Smithsonian Magazine's11th annual Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution's Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission everyday, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

Inclusive by design, the event represents the Smithsonian's commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone. Last year's event drew more than 400,000 participants, and this year's event is expected to attract more museum goers than ever before.

Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only. One ticket, per household, per email address is permitted. To download your ticket or for more information about Museum Day Live! and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

The Oklahoma History Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, National Archives and is an accredited member of the American Association of Museums. 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 31 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 about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.





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