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April 25, 2017

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

Murrell Home to Host Antique Agriculture Teachers Institute

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) is pleased to announce the Antique Agriculture Teachers Institute set for July 12–14, 2017, in Tahlequah, Okla.

The Antique Agriculture Teachers Institute will explore agricultural history and the preservation of heritage skills and techniques. Conference participants will learn about plantation agriculture in the mid-nineteenth century in Indian Territory including horticulture, animal husbandry, food preservation and preparation, and plant uses. Teachers will then receive information on how to incorporate lessons into the classroom. Multiple subjects will be covered including science, history, economics and more. Education staff from the OHS will facilitate the program. The institute will feature nontraditional classroom activities, field trips and interactive experiences.

The program will be held at the George M. Murrell Home Historic Site, the only remaining antebellum plantation home in Oklahoma. The institute is limited to 15 educators who will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. The program is open to all public, private and homeschool teachers.  Each educator will receive an extensive resource kit with classroom activities and lesson guides. The cost for the program is $250 per person and includes all materials, plus some transportation and meals. The deadline for registration is June 30, 2017. Visit www.antiqueag.org to apply for the institute or for more information.

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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