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08/23/16

NEWS RELEASE

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

Oklahoma History Center to Host the 2016 Back to School Bash

 OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma History Center will host the third annual Back-to-School Bash on August 30 from 6 to 8 p.m., bringing 15 to 20 other metro museums and public education facilities together. The event is free and registration is not required. The Back-to-School Bash is an opportunity for teachers and families to see what these resources can offer to their curricula and programs. Staff and educators from these Oklahoma institutions will be on hand to answer questions about field trips, 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. Oklahoma History Center traveling trunks will be on display for hands-on interaction and many living history characters will be available as well.

 Participating organizations are:

Oklahoma Railway Museum

Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art

Little History Adventures

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Chickasaw Museums and Historic Sites

Chisholm Trail Heritage Center and Garis Gallery of the American West

Har-Ber Village Museum

Sam Noble Museum

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center

George M. Murrell Home Museum and Living History Site

Science Museum Oklahoma

Oklahoma Museums Association

Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

Oklahoma Department of Libraries

Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum

Drumright Historical Society Museum

Oklahoma State University Museum of Art

Oklahoma Territorial Museum

Oklahoma History Center

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 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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