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03/07/17

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

Third Saturday Living History Programs on Tap at Murrell Home

PARK HILL, Okla. — The George M. Murrell Home Historic Site in Park Hill is pleased to invite the public to experience living history through its monthly Third Saturday Living History program. The 1845 Cherokee plantation home hosts different historical demonstrations or activities every third Saturday of the month from 1–4 p.m. The next Third Saturday will be March 18, and visitors will learn how to spin wool by hand on a drop spindle.

Third Saturday visitors will see interpreters dressed in period clothing performing everyday plantation tasks. Guests can expect to see a variety of demonstrations and talk to historians while participating in some of the activities. Topics cover all aspects of Cherokee plantation life, from traditional crafts, cooking and gardening to animal demonstrations, building trades and cultural activities. A different activity takes place each month, often related to seasonal activities happening on the plantation grounds.

The Third Saturday Living History program is geared for families and visitors of all ages.  Admission to the program is free with regular site admission, and reservations are not needed.  The Murrell Home is located three miles south of Tahlequah at 19479 E. Murrell Home Road in Park Hill, Okla. For specific activities each month, visit the Murrell Home Facebook page at www.facebook.com/murrellhome and subscribe to “Events.”

The George M. Murrell Home 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 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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