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July 7, 2016

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

Decoupage and Hair Jewelry Workshops Scheduled at Murrell Home

PARK HILL, Okla. — The George M. Murrell Home Historic Site near Tahlequah is hosting two summer workshops on 19th century crafts. Both programs are open to the public.

The first is a decoupage workshop, which will be held on Saturday, July 23, from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $35 per participant and includes materials and instruction to decoupage your own serving tray. Guests will also learn some history about the craft.

The second event is a hair jewelry workshop, to be held on Saturday, August 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. Hair jewelry was a popular form of jewelry making throughout the 19th century and is an elegant way to make fashionable jewelry as well as a memorable keepsake. The $35 participant fee includes instruction, history and materials to make and take home a personalized locket.

Space is limited for both workshops, and reservations are required. Decoupage participants must register by July 16. Hair jewelry attendees must register by August 6.  To reserve a spot, call the Murrell Home at 918-456-2751. Cash, check and major credit cards are accepted.

The George M. Murrell Home is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The museum is located three miles south of Tahlequah at 19479 E. Murrell Home Rd. in Park Hill. The 1845 plantation home was the residence of George and Minerva (Ross) Murrell, and it is a National Historic Landmark. For more information on the event, 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 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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