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April 19, 2016

Contact: Amanda Pritchett
Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 918-456-2751

Oklahoma Historical Society to Host Civil War Teachers Institute

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Oklahoma Historical Society is pleased to announce the Oklahoma Civil War Teachers Institute set for July 6–8, 2016, in Tahlequah, Okla.

The Civil War Teachers Institute will explore the impact of the American Civil War on Indian Territory and the Five Civilized Tribes. Conference participants will visit important landmarks of the war, including Fort Gibson Historic Site, Honey Springs Battlefield and the George M. Murrell Home Historic Site. Facilitators for the event include education staff from the Oklahoma Historical Society and Northeastern State University. The institute will feature nontraditional classroom activities, field trips, interactive experiences and other lessons to share with students about the Civil War.

Each teacher will receive an extensive resource kit with classroom activities and lesson guides. The cost for the program is $249 per person and includes all materials, plus some transportation and meals. The program is open to public, private and homeschool teachers in Oklahoma. The institute is limited to 15 educators who will be selected on a first come, first served basis. Visit okteachersinstitute.weebly.com to apply for the institute or for more information.

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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