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Colonial Day at the Capitol

Colonial Day at the Capitol is an engaging and action-packed day of learning that brings early 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. 

Since 2002, the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has co-sponsored the event, which is coordinated by alumni of the Colonial Williamsburg and George Washington Teacher Institutes.

Eligibility: Oklahoma fifth-grade teachers and resource teachers who have attended the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute or George Washington Teacher Institute are eligible to apply to participate with fifth-graders from their schools. Preference will be given to teachers who have not participated in the past. Due to space limitations, participation is limited. Online application will be open in August.

Participation Requirements: 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 9:15 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. Each participating school must abide by Capitol rules and must provide one adult for every eight students attending. Students should dress in colonial costume and bring sack lunches.


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