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09/14/17

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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 Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s Annual Museum Day Live!

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma History Center will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 23, 2017, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day. The Oklahoma History Center will open its doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket. The ticket must be presented for free admission to the Oklahoma History Center. Visit www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2017/ to print your official ticket. 

Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of museums and other cultural institutions to provide visitors with insight and inspiration. The event represents a nationwide commitment to boundless curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge wherever you are. More than 200,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum-goers than ever before.

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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