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April 20, 2017

Contact: Amanda Pritchett
George M. Murrell Home, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 918-456-2751

May Day Celebration on Tap at Murrell Home

PARK HILL, Okla. — The George M. Murrell Home Historic Site will host its annual May Day Celebration on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A celebration of the beginning of the growing season on the 19th-century plantation, the event will feature entertainment and living history demonstrations. Music, lawn games and hands-on programs about 19th-century life will fill the historic site. Guests will be able to watch a mule plow and participate in a maypole at 3 p.m. to conclude the event. The historic home and outbuildings also will be open for tours. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and picnic lunches. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors ages 62 and up, $4 for students and free for children 5 and under.

The George M. Murrell Home is located at 19479 E. Murrell Home Road in Park Hill, three miles south of Tahlequah. Originally the home of the niece of Cherokee Principal Chief John Ross, the Greek Revival mansion was built in 1845 and is the only remaining antebellum plantation in Oklahoma. The site is a National Trail of Tears Site and a National Historic Landmark. For more information, contact the Murrell Home at 918-456-2751 or murrellhome@okhistory.org.

The George M. Murrell 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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