June 6, 2017
Oklahoma History Center Education Department Offers Junior Curator Camp
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Education Department at the Oklahoma History Center will host the fourth annual History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp Monday, July 17, through Friday, July 21. Each day’s session will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the final presentations being displayed at 2 p.m. on Friday. This year’s theme will be “Oklahomans in Space” and will concentrate on the process of creating an exhibit with that topic in mind.
“This is a camp with a distinct purpose reaching far into the attendees’ futures,” said Sarah Dumas, director of education. “Students who participate in the Curator Camp learn critical thinking skills through the hands-on project of building their own exhibits. The campers are introduced to a potential career of working in a museum and are given special behind-the-scenes instructions and museum access typically given only to staff members,” adds Dumas.
The course fee is $100, which includes materials and lunch. Participants must be 8-12 years of age and may register online at www.okhistory.org/historycenter/classregistration. For questions regarding the camp or registration, call the History Center Education Department at 405-522-0785. Early registration is encouraged, as space is limited and the class fills quickly.
The Oklahoma History Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, National Archives and is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums. 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.