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June 27, 2019

Contact: Steve Hawkins
Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-0754

Oklahoma History Center Education Department Offers Junior Curator Camp

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Education Department at the Oklahoma History Center will host the sixth annual History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp Monday, July 15, through Friday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Participants will present their exhibit projects to family and friends at 2 p.m. on Friday. The course fee is $130, which includes materials and lunch. Participants must be 8 to 12 years of age and may register online at www.okhistory.org/historycenter/classes. For questions regarding the camp or registration, call the Education Department at 405-522-0785 or email education@okhistory.org. The popularity of this camp is evident by the full classes each year, so early registration is encouraged. Registration closes July 10.

“This is a camp with a distinct purpose reaching far into the attendees’ future,” said Sarah Dumas, director of education at the History Center. “Students who participate in the Junior Curator Camp learn critical thinking skills through a hands-on project of building their own exhibits. The campers are introduced to careers in the museum field, and are given special behind-the-scenes access typically given only to staff members,” added Dumas.

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.


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