Materials Available for Check-OutThe 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (405) 522-3602.