(Sonic) Nancy Love Robertson, VP-Communications
Oklahoma City, OK
For Immediate Release
SONIC, America's Drive-In and the Oklahoma History Center Team Up
SONIC, America's Drive-In and the Oklahoma History Center are teaming up for education. Through a special partnership, SONIC will sponsor a series of interpretive programs at the museum and provide support for Oklahoma National History Day. This partnership will directly impact thousands of students, adults, and families.
In February the Oklahoma History Center will host two unique living history programs. On February 2, 2012 the museum will host An Evening with James Anderson. Anderson served as one of George Washington's farm managers and distillers. The program will provide first-hand accounts of life at the Washington estate and cover topics such as slave life, farming, and distillery operations. In addition to the evening program scheduled for 7:00PM at the museum Mount Vernon's interpreter will participate in special programs at Colonial Days in Tulsa and Oklahoma City for hundreds of students. On February 9, 10, and 11 President Abraham Lincoln will make his way to the History Center for a series of student programs, a public performance, and a family day. This special Sesquicentennial program will bring the Civil War to life and touch on President Lincoln's relationships to the tribes in Oklahoma during the war. Student programs are scheduled for February 9 and 10 at 10:00AM and 11:30AM. On Thursday, February 9 the museum will open its doors for an evening performance scheduled to begin at 7:00PM. Families are invited to come and meet Lincoln and participate in special activities from 10:00AM - 2:00PM on Saturday February 11. An additional living history program is planned for July 5, 2012 with Benjamin Franklin.
SONIC's support goes beyond just programming. SONIC is a longtime supporter of National History Day in Oklahoma. History Day promotes the study of history by engaging students and teachers in the process of historical inquiry and creative interpretation. Last year 5,500 students participated in local, regional, state, and national History Day events. Oklahoma National History day allows students the opportunity to practice the craft of the historian and present their interpretation of our past in a variety of venues including exhibits, websites, documentaries, and performances.
Sponsorships such as SONIC's have a direct impact on our museum visitors and students across the state. These partnerships provide the chance to participate in extraordinary programs bringing the past to life. For more information on any of the programs please contact Jason Harris at 405-522-0785 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.