Colonial Day at the Capitol

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
Colonial American History Education

Colonial Day at the Capitol

February 7, 2020 - Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma City

Alumni of the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute and the George Washington Teacher Institute are invited to apply now to bring their schools' fifth-graders to participate in Colonial Day, scheduled Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. Due to construction at the State Capitol, the 2020 Colonial Day will be hosted by our longtime partner the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr, Oklahoma City. 

Apply online here. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019.

Colonial Day 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. 
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.
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 History Center 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.