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11/16/17

NEWS RELEASE

Contact: Jennifer Frazee
George M. Murrell Home, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 918-456-2751
jfrazee@okhistory.org
www.okhistory.org/sites/georgemurrell

Learn about World War I at George M. Murrell Home in Park Hill

PARK HILL, Okla. — The George Murrell Home in Park Hill is commemorating the United States’s involvement in World War I during the month of November. Exhibits in the home will highlight the service of Murrell and Ross family members Ann Ross Piburn, Brigadier General George Murrell Alexander. Piburn was the granddaughter of Chief John Ross, and Alexander was the grandson of Amanda and George Murrell.

The home’s Third Saturday event on November 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. will be poppy making. John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields” popularized the image of the poppy as a symbol of the victims of World War I.

The George M. Murrell Home is located at 19479 E. Murrell Home Road in Park Hill, Okla. For more information on events and admission prices, please call 918-456-2751.

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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