Programs take children back in time

BY JOHN A. WILLIAMS Modified: August 6, 2010 at 1:58 pm •  Published: June 2, 2010
EDMOND — The Edmond Historical Society & Museum offers several summer programs for children.

Christine Gibson, the museum’s special projects manager said the fourth annual "Night at the Museum: GONE WILD” will be from 6 to 11 p.m. June 25. The number of children age 6 to 12 who can attend is limited, so sign up early.

The event will be a wild time featuring real exotic animals from Extreme Animals, a safari scavenger hunt, games, food and a showing of the movie "Night at the Museum.”

Registration must be made by June 18, and the cost is $15 per child.

Also, the 1889 Summer Camp at the 1889 Territorial School is back. There will be two camp sessions, June 8-10 and July 6-8. Children will learn what it was like to write in pen and ink and sit in an 1889 schoolroom led by a schoolmarm.

The camp is for children age 6 to 12. The registration is $30 per child for one session, and again, spots are limited.

Aside from the children’s programs, the museum features regular free exhibits. Through June 10, patrons can still catch "A Dose of History: The History of Edmond’s Medicine.” The permanent collection at the museum is arranged in chronological order from the early days when Edmond was a coal and water stop for the Santa Fe Railroad, through the Land Run of 1889, the building years in the early 1900s, up through the present, according to the museum’s website.

Historical Society & Museum

Edmond Historical Society & Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For more information about camps or programs, call Christine Gibson at 340-0078 or e-mail For more information about the museum, go to

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