The History Center wrapped up its Junior Curator Camp last week. It was the organization's first foray into the world of summer camps. The 15 students, ages 8 to 14, who took part put together an early pioneer exhibit over the three-day camp.
Campers used the research library and archives to put together an exhibit that contained a lantern, bell, boots, a coffee grinder and an array of other items associated with Oklahoma's early days.
"They did a fantastic job with it," said
"There are so many stories and so many different things that you can learn from people in the past that can help you today," she said.
"We learned a lot about making exhibits and what parts there were to each one," he said. "It was a really interesting time period, so there was a lot of stuff to work with."
The History Center will offer the camp again next summer and may add other camps. The students who took part left with plenty of knowledge about the inner workings of a museum and may have added to their study skills.
"It also transfers into school when they're writing papers and when they're working on projects," Dumas said.
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