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October 3, 2014

Contact: Robbin Davis
Pioneer Woman Museum, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-765-6108
Fax: 580-762-2498

Pioneer Woman Museum to Offer Octoberfest Activities

PONCA CITY, Okla. – On Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5, Pioneer Woman Museum will offer a host of activities in partnership with the Marland Mansion for the annual Octoberfest event. Hands-on, family friendly activities such as candle-making and rope-making will be available. Kids will be able to try their hand at doing laundry with a washtub and washboard, and will watch a blacksmith create functional items from hot metal. Artists will demonstrate tatting, spinning, weaving and other handcrafts and will be available to answer questions. A make-and-take craft activity for children and strolling reenactors in period costumes will be included as well.

"We want to be part of what makes Ponca City a great place to live, work and play," said Pioneer Woman Museum Director Robbin Davis. "The annual Octoberfest is one of Ponca's signature events and by providing these activities at the museum we hope to offer additional fun for the Octoberfest crowd. When guests visit Ponca City they see a wonderful community, how much we have to do here and what a fun place it is to visit. We want the museum to be part of the momentum that brings visitors back again and again."

Pioneer Woman Museum will be free to the public on both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Scheduled activities will be held both days. For more information about Octoberfest events visit the museum's Facebook page or contact the staff at piown@okhistory.org or 580-765-6108.

The Pioneer Woman Museum, a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society, is located at 701 Monument Rd. 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 31 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 visit www.okhistory.org.

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