April 21, 2016
Murrell Home to Host Living History Education Day for Schools
PARK HILL, Okla. — The George M. Murrell Home Historic Site, located just south of Tahlequah, will host its sixth annual Living History Education Day on Friday, May 6, 2016. Public, private and homeschool students, ages K-12, are invited to attend the program. Living history interpreters will demonstrate a variety of 19th-century activities, ranging from animal husbandry to games to gardening.
The Murrell Home was built in 1845 for the niece of Cherokee Principal Chief John Ross and is the only remaining antebellum plantation in Oklahoma. The Living History Education Day is the only event in the state specializing in educating students about life in the antebellum Cherokee Nation. In addition to hands-on living history stations, guests will be invited to tour the mansion and learn about the functions of its outbuildings. George Murrell's mercantile store also will be open for visitors.
The cost of the program is $2 per student. Teachers and adult chaperones are free. Classes may pick either the 9:30–11:30 a.m. session or the 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. session. Teachers who wish to register their class for the event may contact the Murrell Home at 918-456-2751.
The George M. Murrell Home is a division 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 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.