The historic Murrell Home at Park Hill will be hosting its 10th Annual
Christmas Open House on Sunday, December 12, 1 to 5 p.m. Visitors are
invited to tour the 1845 mansion and learn about Christmas customs of the
mid-Victorian period.  The halls will be decked in Christmas fashions of the
1800s.

This year's theme is 'Cherokees and Freemasonry.'  A special exhibit will
highlight the Cherokees' rich history with the Masonic order.  George
Murrell's Masonic vestments will be showcased in the library of the home.
Live music and craft demonstrations will take place throughout the day.  The
Friends of the Murrell Home will sponsor a reception with refreshments.

The Murrell Home Christmas Open House is free and open to the public, but
donations will be appreciated.  

The historic site is located three miles south of Tahlequah at 19479 E.
Murrell Home Road in Park Hill.  The home was built in 1845 as the residence
of George and Minerva (Ross) Murrell, and it is a National Historic
Landmark.  For more information, contact 918/456-2751 or
murrellhome@okhistory.org.
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Contact:  David Fowler (918) 456-2751