Materials Available for Check-Out

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
   
Colonial American History Education

Materials Available for Check-Out

The library of colonial American history lending materials once housed at the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence office has been transferred to the Oklahoma History Center and combined with other items to create additional thematic trunks, which teachers can check out free of charge.
Thematic Trunks include:
  • Colonial Life
  • Colonial Games
  • Colonial Music
  • Colonial Agriculture, focusing on farmer George Washington and his Mount Vernon home
  • American Revolution, featuring a soldier’s uniform and possessions
Trunks are checked out for one week and can be picked up at the History Center or mailed to a school for the cost of shipping. Each trunk includes a curriculum guide based on state standards. Some trunks include books and CDs. Trunks must be reserved in advance and can be checked out from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive.

Through a grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council, the History Center education staff also offers living history presentations to schools. Current programs include Colonial Dancing and Meet a Continental Soldier. Forthcoming programs will be offered in colonial surveying, etiquette and manners, and medicine. The History Center staff is also planning teacher workshops this fall on how to organize Colonial Day and Pioneer Day events.

To reserve a trunk or schedule a living history presentation, email education@okhistory.org or phone (405) 522-3602.