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April 9, 2024

Contact: Carrie Fox
Oklahoma History Center Museum, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-0791

Oklahoma Schools Invited to Attend Virtual Field Trip in Collaboration With Smithsonian Institution

OKLAHOMA CITY — On Monday, May 6, the Oklahoma History Center’s Learning and Engagement department will host a virtual field trip in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution. The session for elementary students is from 10-11 a.m., and the high school session is from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Dr. Theodore Gonzalves, curator of Asian Pacific American History at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, will discuss artifacts and objects featured in his book “Smithsonian Asian Pacific American History, Art, and Culture in 101 Objects.” Additional material shared during the virtual field trip will include an overview of the OHCM’s Asian American Pacific Islander educational trunk, a brief lesson on AAPI history, a discussion with students about being a museum curator, and other educational resources.

The virtual field trip will take place on Microsoft Teams. Educators should register their class(es) online in advance. The sessions will not be recorded to protect the students’ identities. Discussion is encouraged, and questions will be allowed. Teachers will need to keep their cameras off and mute their microphones.

The Oklahoma History Center Museum is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr. in Oklahoma City. It is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Please call 405-522-0765 or visit www.okhistory.org/historycenter for admission costs and group rates.

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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