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Numerous re-enactors and learning stations will allow both children and adults to explore soldiers of America’s past at 'Call to Arms.'

Courtney Silva May 18th, 2011

History comes to life from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi, for the museum’s fourth annual “Call to Arms.” The event is part of the center’s Family Saturdays, which take place every third Saturday of the month.

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Michael Dean, public relations director for the Oklahoma History Center, said this presentation is unique, because there are a lot of interactive activities for kids, which makes it that much more interesting.

“We try to make everything as hands-on as possible,” he said. “Call to Arms educates people on the day-to-day life of soldiers by using re-enactors and showing them how they lived in the camps.”

“Call to Arms” will feature Civil War through World War II soldier reenactors, learning booths and artillery firing demonstrations by members of the Fort Sill Gun and Infantry Detachments from the Director of Museums and Military History of the U.S. Army Fires Center for Excellence.

“This event is designed to entertain the whole family,” Dean said. “The kids are allowed to interact with the re-enactors and their environment. It’s an exciting way for them to learn.”

Admission is $10 per vehicle, which includes entrance to the museum. For more information, call 522-0785 or visit —Courtney Silva

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