April 16, 2019
Chisholm Trail Museum to Host Community Art Day
KINGFISHER, Okla. — Visit the Chisholm Trail Museum for the first Community Art Day on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to noon. Curators from the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art will provide hands-on art fun by bringing a little bit of their museum to Kingfisher. Participants will create a metal cartouche (an ancient Egyptian nameplate) and learn how to write their names in Egyptian hieroglyphics. The Mabee-Gerrer staff also will bring Egyptian artifacts for visitors to touch. All materials will be provided, and the activity is free while supplies last.
Founded in 1919, the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is one of the oldest museums in the state of Oklahoma. Father Gregory Gerrer, for whom the museum is named, was a Benedictine monk of considerable artistic talent. During Father Gerrer's travels to Europe, Africa and South America, he collected objects of artistic and ethnological value.
The Chisholm Trail Museum is located at 605 Zellers Ave. in Kingfisher. The museum’s regular hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors ages 60 and older, $3 for children ages 6 to 18, and free for children 5 and under, and includes admission to the A. J. Seay Mansion.
The Chisholm Trail Museum 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.