Colonial Day

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
Colonial American History Education

Colonial Day

February 3, 2017 - First Presbyterian Church, Oklahoma City

Below are links to photos and video
from the day’s events.

Shutterfly Photo Album

Channel 9 News coverage

NewsOK video of James Madison

Bill of Rights Song Video

Literature Contest Winner Ella Pilgrim Video

Daily Oklahoman Article

Norman Transcript Article

Teacher Institute Alumnae Beth Howard and Dessa Weber, who hosted Revolutionary Days in Tulsa, also garnered great media coverage  in the Tulsa World, including this video and story by education reporter Nour Habib.

Colonial Day is an engaging and action-packed day of learning that brings Colonial American history to life for fifth-grade students. Participants enjoy dressing in Colonial-period clothing, meeting with historical character interpreters and participating in teacher-led interactive sessions. Due to renovations at the State Capitol, this year's Colonial Day will be held at the historic First Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City. 

Eligibility: Oklahoma fifth-grade teachers and resource teachers who have attended the Colonial Williamsburg or Mount Vernon teachers institutes are eligible to apply to participate in Colonial Day with fifth-graders from their schools. Preference will be given to schools that have not participated in the past. Due to the capacity of meeting rooms, participation is limited to approximately six to seven schools per year, with a total capacity of 500 students at the event.

Participating teachers must agree to attend monthly planning meetings in Oklahoma City and facilitate two of the teacher-led sessions at Colonial Day. Participating schools must pay a $100 fee and provide bus transportation for their students to attend the day’s events, which are scheduled from 9:45 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. Each participating school must abide by facility rules and must provide one adult for every eight students attending. Students should dress in colonial costume and bring sack lunches.

Due to the limited participation in Colonial Day, schools are encouraged to create similar Colonial Day events in their own communities. Colonial Day ideas and resources are available at

For information, contact Brenda Wheelock at (405) 236-0006.