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06/21/17

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Contact: Robbin Davis
Pioneer Woman Museum, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-765-6108
rdavis@okhistory.org
www.okhistory.org/pioneerwoman

Pioneer Life Day at Pioneer Woman Museum

PONCA CITY, Okla. — The Pioneer Woman Museum will host Pioneer Life Day on Saturday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the museum’s summer program, Pioneer Family Fun Days. The day will include a variety of hands-on and make-and-take activities that kids and adults would have experienced during every day pioneer life.

“This is our fourth year to offer summer programs for families and we think this may be our best year yet,” said Museum Director Robbin Davis. “Each week we have a different theme and activities that go with that theme. This week for Pioneer Life, we wanted families to experience those things that the typical pioneer family might have done. For example, going to the grocery store every day wasn’t an option, so making your own butter or bread was something that often the mother or older daughter would do,” continued Davis.

Saturday’s activities will feature educators from the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City giving instruction on a variety of pioneer life skills while wearing period clothing. “I don’t want to give away too many surprises, but I promise the kids and the adults will have a good time,” said Davis.

The cost to participate is minimal, with families of up to five people joining the fun for only $5. The activities are designed so that participants can come and go from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each week’s activities are preplanned and more information can be found at www.facebook.com/PioneerWomanMuseum. Most activities are appropriate for ages 6 and up, and everyone is welcome.

For more information about any of the programs and events hosted by the Pioneer Woman Museum, contact the museum at 580-765-6108, piown@okhistory.org or visit its Facebook page.

The Pioneer Woman Museum, a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society, is located at 701 Monument Road in Ponca City. 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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