History made at History Center
The Oklahoma History Center made some history itself last weekend. It set a one-day attendance record.
About 5,000 people Saturday toured the center, just east of the Capitol.
The previous one-day attendance mark was 2,000, said Bob Blackburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society.
To give the attendance mark some perspective, about 10,000 people visited the old history museum a year, Blackburn said. The artifacts and exhibits moved from the museum to the center about two years ago.
Of course, those attending Saturday got in for free. And many were attending Septemberfest activities at the Governor’s Mansion across the street.
It was the second year in a row the Oklahoma History Center offered free admission, historic re-enactors, craft projects and demonstrations in conjunction with Septemberfest.
Michael McNutt, Capitol Bureau
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