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February 1, 2016

Contact: Steve Hawkins
Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-0754

Oklahoma History Center Announces First Saturday Hands-On History as a Monthly Event

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma History Center (OHC) Education Department announces a new series of events that will be known as First Saturday Hands-On History programs. These programs are an extension of the department’s popular practice of encouraging participation in historically based crafts and activities. On the first Saturday of every month, from 1 to 4 p.m., the OHC Education Department will focus on a particular theme and will create learning opportunities connected to that theme. The activities will target children of all ages, but adults are welcome to participate.

“One of our primary goals of First Saturday events is to engage students and families in hands-on learning, bringing Oklahoma’s rich and diverse history to life through activities and exhibits,” said Director of Education Sarah Dumas. Among the scheduled programs, with their themes, include:

  • February 6—Black History Month, Presidents Day and Valentine’s Day
  • March 5—Women’s History Month
  • April 2—Earth Day and Pioneer Life
  • May 7—Military Appreciation Month

The Oklahoma History Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, National Archives and is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums. 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 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.

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