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June 13, 2016

Contact: Robbin Davis
Pioneer Woman Museum, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-765-6108

Pioneer School in Session this Saturday

Ponca City, Okla. — When the bell rings, it is time to take your seat at the Pioneer Woman Museum Pioneer School this Saturday, June 18, as part of the museum’s weekly Pioneer Family Fun Days summer program. “Mrs. Fagan will have instruction on cursive writing, how a student is to behave in a classroom set in 1907 and practicing mathematical computations on a slate board,” said Museum Director Robbin Davis. Mrs. Fagan, aka Kara Fagan, is a local volunteer for the museum. She is a reenactor who portrays a pioneer schoolmarm. “She is a fantastic volunteer and really enjoys her role as our Pioneer School teacher. We are very fortunate to have her as our volunteer.” said Davis.

In addition to Pioneer School, Dr. Doug Gaffin, professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Oklahoma, will present, “Scorpion Biology: Looking for Love in All the Dark Places.” This fun, interactive presentation is for all ages. “Scorpions are misunderstood arachnids, but in this presentation I will talk about their special sensory abilities and even have some examples so you can get ‘up close and personal’ with them,” said Dr. Gaffin.

Pioneer School is open to families with children ages six and older. As the summer progresses, there will be a total of seven Saturdays where families can enjoy indoor and outdoor activities at the museum.

Families of up to six people can join in the fun for only $5. The activities are designed so that participants can come and go from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each week’s activities are preplanned and more information can be found at www.facebook.com/PioneerWomanMuseum. Most activities are appropriate for ages six and up, but everyone is welcome.
For more information about any of the programs and events hosted by the Pioneer Woman Museum, contact the museum at 580-765-6108, piown@okhistory.org or visit its Facebook page.

The Pioneer Woman Museum, a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society, is located at 701 Monument Rd. in Ponca City. 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 30 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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