April 20, 2015
Chisholm Trail Museum to Host Living History Day
Kingfisher, Okla. — The Chisholm Trail Museum's annual Living History Day will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Encampments of living historians on the museum grounds will demonstrate the lives of lawmen, gunfighters, soldiers and early settlers from the Chisholm Trail era through the early days of Oklahoma. Butter will be churned in the Cole Cabin and classes will be conducted in the Gant One-Room Schoolhouse. Folk music will be played outside on the museum grounds, and the work skills and artistry of spinning, weaving, lace making and other crafts will be demonstrated throughout the day.
Other activities and reenactments taking place throughout the day will include Annie Oakley and her husband, Frank Butler, thrilling the audience with their tremendous feats of sharp shooting, and the Underhill bank robbery that took place in Kingfisher in 1933. After watching the reenactments, visitors can wet their whistles with a cold bottle of sarsaparilla and eat something that will stick to their ribs. Capstone the Magician will be on hand to bring mystery and laughter to his audience, and Howdy the Longhorn also will be in attendance for photographs and rides. The program includes rope making, chuck wagon cooking and many other activities to see and do. More than 60 individuals and groups will relive life in the 1800s for visitors, with activities ranging from flint knapping to blacksmithing to riding an 1882 Highwheel Bicycle.
Living History Day runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 5–18, and ages 5 and under free. The Chisholm Trail Museum is located at 605 Zellers Ave. in Kingfisher. For more information on the museum and Living History Day, please call 405-375-5176 or visit www.ctokmuseum.org.
The Chisholm Trail Museum 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. 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 about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.