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February 26, 2020

Contact: Jennifer Frazee
Hunter’s Home, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 918-456-2751

Women’s History Month Exhibit at Hunter’s Home in Park Hill

PARK HILL, Okla. — Women’s History Month at Hunter’s Home will see a continuation of the “Voices from Hunter’s Home” exhibit series. During the month of March, Hunter’s Home will debut “Voices from Hunter’s Home: The Women,” an exhibit honoring the women who lived on the plantation and how they contributed to their home and society. Throughout the week, visitors can view displays about the women who lived and worked at the site, and can then tour the mansion and grounds to learn just what went into the running of a plantation this size. Living history season is still in full swing, so visitors will see interpreters dressed in 19th-century clothing demonstrating crafts and trades of the era on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

“Voices from Hunter’s Home: The Women” will feature Minerva Ross Murrell, first mistress of the plantation and the primary reason it exists; Jennie Ross Cobb, photographer and first curator of Hunter’s Home; Susan Murrell, enslaved seamstress who handled the clothing and fiber arts for the plantation; Eliza, enslaved cook who ensured visitors to the plantation received excellent southern hospitality; as well as other women integral to the story of the home.

Hunter’s Home is located at 19479 E. Murrell Home Road in Park Hill. Regular hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information about this exhibit or other programs, please call 918-456-2751 or email huntershome@okhistory.org.

Hunter’s 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.


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