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November 1, 2018

Preservation Oklahoma, Inc.
Office: 405-525-5325

Preservation Oklahoma’s “Designer Holiday” returns to the Overholser Mansion

OKLAHOMA CITY — For decades, the Henry Overholser Mansion served as a place for bustling holiday parties and festivities. The home was adorned with decorations and the rooms were filled with merriment and yuletide cheer. This year, those days return when Preservation Oklahoma (POK) presents the second annual “Designer Holiday at the Overholser Mansion,” an event where POK partners with some of Oklahoma City’s most talented interior designers to deck our historic halls for the holiday season. The decorated rooms will be available for public view during regular hours of operation from Wednesday, December 5, through Friday, December 21.

To christen this year’s holiday festivities, a special preview dinner will take place in the mansion on Tuesday, December 4. The dinner will feature a five-course dinner, holiday music and a chance to meet with designers. Notably, this is the only time each year that one can dine in the mansion. Seating is very limited. Tickets are $160 each and all proceeds will benefit the Overholser Mansion Carriage House renovations planned for winter 2019.

This year, local designers from Hannah Sutter Interiors, Notting Hill Antiques, Roost Oklahoma, Scout Studios, Amber Nicole & Co., Winter House Interiors and Calvert’s Plant Interiors have been selected to decorate rooms in the Overholser Mansion in their own unique styles. The home will feature holiday trees and mantles reflecting styles from modern to traditional, while on the outside Freedom Lawn & Landscapes will install holiday lights, brightening the home’s exterior for neighbors and motorists. The home will be open for tours throughout December during normal operating hours. The mansion will be closed for tours during the month of January.

For more information, please contact Cayla Lewis at 405-525-5325 or director@preservationok.org. The Overholser Mansion is located at 405 NW 15th St. in Oklahoma City.

The Overholser Mansion is an affiliate 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.  

About Preservation Oklahoma, Inc.:

Preservation Oklahoma, Incorporated, is the state's only private, nonprofit membership organization that is dedicated to promoting, supporting and coordinating historic preservation activities throughout the state. Preservation Oklahoma’s mission is to promote preservation statewide. Founded in 1992, Preservation Oklahoma is a statewide partner with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and works on joint projects with the Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). More information can be found at www.preservationok.org.


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