Colonial Day at the Capitol

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
Colonial American History Education

Colonial Day at the Capitol

February 8, 2019 - Oklahoma State Capitol, Oklahoma City

Apply online here. The deadline for applications is Oct. 1, 2018.

Colonial Day at the Capitol 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. The learning experience is enriched by holding the events in the historically rich setting of the state’s capitol where the American democratic process is practiced every day.  

Eligibility: Oklahoma fifth-grade teachers and resource teachers who have attended the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute or George Washington Teachers Institute are eligible to apply to participate in Colonial Day at the Capitol with fifth-graders from their schools. Preference will be given to schools that have not participated in the past. Due to the capacity of capitol meeting rooms, participation is limited. The 2019 Colonial Day will be held Friday, Feb. 8.

Participating Colonial Day 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 capitol 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.