Thursday, August 31, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin and First Gentleman Wade Christensen will host Septemberfest on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, just north of the Governor’s Mansion.
“Welcoming Oklahoma families to the Governor’s Mansion and the Oklahoma History Center is one of our family’s favorite events every year,” said Fallin. “Celebrating our state’s history and culture is the perfect way to spend a fall day.”
The event was founded in 1997 by Friends of the Mansion, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to preserving and improving Oklahoma’s historic Governor’s Mansion as well as its grounds and furnishings. The Oklahoma History Center began co-hosting Septemberfest with Friends of the Mansion in 2004.
“Septemberfest is a gift passed from governor to governor for the people of Oklahoma and it continues to grow each year,” said Studio Architecture President Jim Hasenbeck, who is in his 15th year as chairman of the event. “It’s exciting to welcome new generations to this fall tradition.”
The festival, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., features more than 50 attractions for people of all ages. Activities include:
The Oklahoma History Center will be open and free to the public all day, while tours of the Governor’s Mansion will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Food vendors will be on site and families are encouraged to bring picnics to enjoy on the lawn.
Septemberfest is free and open to the public, with no registration or tickets required. For more information, visit http://www.okhistory.org/historycenter/septemberfest or call (405) 557-0198.
About Friends of the Mansion
Established in 1995, the mission of Friends of the Mansion is to assist in providing for the preservation and improvement of the historic Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion and its grounds; to purchase furnishings and other property necessary for the occupancy of the mansion; and to educate the general public regarding the history of the Governor’s Mansion and the state of Oklahoma. Each year, Friends of the Mansion spearheads multiple preservation and improvement projects on the mansion grounds, as well as overseeing multiple events. For more information, visit www.fomok.org.