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Press Release

July 29, 2019

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

Oklahoma History Center to Host 2019 Back to School Bash

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma History Center will host the sixth annual Back to School Bash on Thursday, August 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. This event brings 35 other metro museums and public education facilities together to give teachers and families the opportunity to see what resources these Oklahoma institutions can offer to their curriculum and programs. Staff and educators from these organizations will be on-site to answer questions about field trips, teacher resources, professional development and special events. In addition, the Oklahoma History Center’s galleries will be open all evening and door prizes will be awarded to teachers throughout the night. This event is free and registration is not required.

Among the participating organizations are:

  • Oklahoma Department of Libraries
  • Science Museum Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Gaylord-Pickens Museum
  • Oklahoma Railway Museum
  • Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
  • Oklahoma City Thunder
  • General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum Mobile Classroom and Museum Road Show
  • National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
  • The Ninety-Nines Museum of Women Pilots
  • Professional Oklahoma Educators
  • Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Carnegie Library
  • Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
  • Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
  • Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
  • Federal Judicial Learning Center and Museum
  • Will Rogers Memorial Museum
  • Edmond Historical Society and Museum
  • Oklahoma Alliance for Geographic Education
  • Oklahoma Energy Resources Board
  • Skeletons: Museum of Osteology
  • Harn Homestead Museum
  • Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art
  • National Park Service
  • Oklahoma City Museum of Art
  • Oklahoma Museums Association
  • National History Day
  • Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center
  • Citizen Potawatomi Nation Department of Education
  • Oklahoma City Zoo
  • Oklahoma Troops to Teachers

The Oklahoma History Center is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. For additional information, please call 405-522-0765 or visit www.okhistory.org.

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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