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Oklahoma history comes alive during an interactive summer program for kids


Gazette staff June 3rd, 2010

OkietalesThe Oklahoma History Center 2401 N. Laird10-11 a.m. Wednesdays, ongoing through July 28 $2, includes museum admissionRegistration required 522-0785, okhistorycenter.orgSchool may be out f...

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Okietales
The Oklahoma History Center
2401 N. Laird
10-11 a.m. Wednesdays, ongoing through July 28
$2, includes museum admission
Registration required
522-0785, okhistorycenter.org

School may be out for summer, but that doesn't mean kids have (or need) to stop learning.

The Oklahoma History Center, 2401 N. Laird, will bring the past to life with Okietales, an interactive storytelling program for children 4 to 9 that will teach native history during the summer break in a fun, hands-on manner.

"(The kids) are still in learning environment, but are being presented the information in a unique way," said Jason Harris, the center's director of education.

Okietales sessions run each Wednesday throughout the summer, each focusing on a different aspect of Oklahoma culture, including American Indian history, Route 66 and the wild West. The sessions center around a children's book, many of which are available in the center's gift shop, but also include interactive examples and trips to various exhibits around the museum for a full immersion into specific subjects.

This is Okietales' second year, and Harris said feedback from kids and parents on last year's program was very positive. He hopes the program provided "an educational opportunity to keep kids on track during the summer."

Session are 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays, starting today through July 28. Admission is $2 and includes museum admission. Registration is required.

For more information, call 522-0785 or visit okhistorycenter.org. "Joshua Boydston
 
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