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Oklahoma teachers and George Washington Teacher Institute alumni are invited to register for an Alumni Happy Hour and FREE workshop in Tulsa, Oklahoma hosted by George Washington's Mount Vernon at the Gilcrease Museum.

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The Gilcrease Museum - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Join George Washington's Mount Vernon at The Gilcrease Museum for a George Washington Teacher Institute Alumni and Friends Happy Hour on October 30th followed by a FREE one-day workshop for area teachers in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 31st. 

Please Note: Registered attendees should use the museum's main entrance when they arrive to check-in for the event. Admission to the Gilcrease Museum will be waived for all registered attendees.

Happy Hour Highlights - October 30, 5:30pm-7:30pm

George Washington Teacher Institute Alumni and friends are invited to an evening of heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks on October 30th at the Gilcrease Museum. Join us for a chance to:

  • Connect with colleagues from Oklahoma 
  • Show off your history knowledge with activities and games
  • Meet historian Kristen Burton from the University of Texas, Arlington
  • Hear about Washington's Farm and Gristmill from Mount Vernon expert Sam Murphy
  • Chat with George Washington's Farm Manager, James Anderson
  • Learn more about programming at George Washington's Mount Vernon 

Happy Hour Schedule

5:30pm Doors Open for Registered Attendees
6:00pm Trivia Begins
7:00pm Awards
7:30pm  Conclusion

George Washington: Business Entrepreneur Workshop - October 31, 9:30am-1:30pm

Explore the history of George Washington's plantation at Mount Vernon with sessions focused on Washington's business and agricultural inventiveness. Featured speakers are Mount Vernon Farm and Gristmill expert Sam Murphy, historian Kristen Burton of the University of Texas, Arlington, and Washington's Farm Manager, James Anderson.

Lunch will be provided to all participants.  

Workshop Schedule

9:30am  Registration and Coffee
9:45am LECTURE: Economics in the 18th Century 
10:45am CLASSROOM APPLICATION: Interdisciplinary Teaching with Washington's Gristmill
11:45am PERFORMANCE: Meet James Anderson
12:30am Lunch (provided) 
1:30pm TOUR: Gilcrease Museum Guided Gallery Tour (Optional: Pre-Registration Required)