August 5, 2021
Contact: Jason Harris
Chisholm Trail Museum, Oklahoma Historical Society
Traditional Trades Day at Chisholm Trail Museum
KINGFISHER, Okla. — The Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher will host Traditional Trades Day on Saturday, August 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free, family-friendly event will give visitors the opportunity to explore several historic occupations and heritage skills, such as carpentry, wet-plate photography, candle making, leatherwork, dressmaking, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, lacemaking, flint knapping, laundry, traditional cooking and music. In the past, craftspeople proficient in these skills and trades provided the items and services necessary for everyday life. This year more than 20 living history tradespeople will bring these activities to life for visitors of all ages.
This event is free to the public. The Chisholm Trail Museum is located at 605 Zellers Ave. in Kingfisher. For more information, please call 405-375-5176.
The Chisholm Trail Museum and Horizon Hill is an affiliate 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 and its people. 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.