September 26, 2016
Antique Agriculture Festival Coming in October to Murrell Home
PARK HILL, Okla. — The George M. Murrell Home Historic Site, just south of Tahlequah, will be hosting the first annual Antique Agriculture Festival on October 7–9, 2016. The festival will focus on 19th-century agricultural practices and will feature activities for the whole family.
The three-day event will include ongoing living history demonstrations, as well as entertainment, shopping and food vendors. The Murrell Home, built in 1845, is the last remaining 19th-century plantation in Oklahoma.
“The Antique Agriculture Festival is a showplace for an agricultural heritage that needs to be saved,” said Site Director David Fowler. “The festival will focus on the end of the growing season. We’ll show harvesting and food preparation activities needed to sustain a plantation.”
Visitors are invited to watch demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities over a variety of topics including foodways, domestic skills, trades, animal husbandry and farming. “All of the activities will be performed in the 19th-century manner,” said Fowler.
Admission for the festival is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6–18 and free for children ages 5 and under. For more information on the festival, visit www.antiqueag.org or contact the Murrell Home at 918-456-2751. The historic site is located at 19479 E. Murrell Home Road in Park Hill, Okla.
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 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.