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April 19, 2016

Contact: Amanda Pritchett
George M. Murrell Home, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 918-456-2751

May Day Celebration on Tap at Murrell Home

PARK HILL, Okla. — The George M. Murrell Home Historic Site will host its annual May Day Celebration on Saturday, May 7, 2016. A celebration of the beginning of the growing season on the 19th-century plantation, the event will feature entertainment, food and living history demonstrations. Activities will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Music, lawn games and hands-on programs about 19th-century life will fill the historic site. Guests will be able to participate in a maypole to conclude the event. The historic home and outbuildings also will be open for tours. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and picnic lunches. Refreshments will be available. The event is free and open to the public.

The George M. Murrell Home Historic Site is located at 19479 E. Murrell Home Rd. in Park Hill, three miles south of Tahlequah. Originally the home of the niece of Cherokee Principal Chief John Ross, the Greek Revival mansion was built in 1845 and is the only remaining antebellum plantation in Oklahoma. The site is a National Trail of Tears site and a National Historic Landmark. For more information, contact the Murrell Home at 918-456-2751 or murrellhome@okhistory.org.

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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