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November 29, 2016

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

Murrell Home to Host Christmas Open House

PARK HILL, Okla. — The historic Murrell Home in Park Hill will host its 16th annual Christmas Open House on Sunday, December 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. Visitors are invited to tour the 1845 mansion and learn about Christmas customs from the mid-Victorian period. The halls will be decked in Christmas fashions of the 1800s, and live music will fill the air. Each room in the home will have a unique Victorian Christmas theme. The Friends of the Murrell Home will sponsor a reception with refreshments. The Murrell Home Christmas Open House is free and open to the public, but donations are encouraged. 

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 Road 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 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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