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05/19/17

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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 Schedules Okietales for Kids’ Summer Fun

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma History Center Education Department has announced the schedule for its annual children’s storytelling program, Okietales. This popular program will be offered every Wednesday in June and July from 10:30–11:30 a.m. in the Museum Store at the Oklahoma History Center. Stories are read to children ages five to nine by staff members and museum volunteers. The cost is $2 per child and includes museum admission.

Sarah Dumas, director of education at the Oklahoma History Center, described this program as a reading and storytelling time that explores different topics of Oklahoma history. The topics are usually centered around the exhibits that are currently on display at the History Center. “The storyteller incorporates a literary work that coincides with an exhibit to broaden the child’s understanding of that particular period of history. This program has been extremely effective in entertaining the kids and teaching them the basic history of Oklahoma,” said Dumas.

For more information contact the Oklahoma History Center Education Department at education@okhistory.org or call Kathryn Grossman at 405-522-0793.

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 Alliance 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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