The Oklahoma Sesquicentennial Commission announces the Oklahoma Civil War Sesquicentennial Teachers’ Institute, set for July 11th through 14th, 2011, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.


The Oklahoma Historical Society, with support from the Oklahoma Humanities Council, will host the Teachers’ Institute to explore the American Civil War 150 years after it began. The class will be held in the field around several important landmarks of the war, including Fort Gibson Historic Site, Honey Springs Battlefield, the George Murrell Home, the Cherokee Nation Capital Square and others. Facilitators for the event include educational staff from the Oklahoma Historical Society, Northeastern State University and Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism. Twenty Oklahoma teachers will explore non-traditional classroom civil war experiences, as well as field trips, interactive activities, and other items to share with students. Teachers will each receive a resource kit with classroom activities and lesson guides. The institute will provide lodging, food and a travel stipend for the week. Only 20 teachers will be selected, so please apply early!


This institute is an official education program of the Oklahoma Sesquicentennial Commission and is sponsored by a grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council, with support from Northeastern State University, Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism, and the Oklahoma Historical Society. Visit to apply for the institute or call (580)237-1907 for more information.


The Oklahoma Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War from 2011 to 2015. The Commission will focus on education, discussion, and preservation efforts to ensure history is remembered today and preserved for the future.


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Michael Dean

Public Relations Director

Oklahoma Historical Society

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Oklahoma City, OK  73105-7917

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