Har-Ber Village Museum opens for its 51st season on Saturday, March 16.
The museum is open 5 days per week, Thursday through Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
The pioneer-era village, complete with Visitor Center, The Country Store gift shop, Nature Trail, Picnic Pavilion and Event Tent allows visitors to experience the area’s history and ecology as well as view collections of antiques and memorabilia.
The Café at Har-Ber Village will also open on March 16, and continue open the same days as the museum, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Café can be reached at 918-787-7617.
“We continue to focus on families with children and are adding new hands-on stations for families with children to explore,” said Executive Director Amelia Chamberlain.
“During Spring Break, we’ll have the Nature Activity Room open for crafts and science exploration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On March 18 create a beaded gecko, on March 21st create an Ojo de Dîos, on March 22 make a wooden peace sign, and on March 23 visit with Grand Lake Audubon members. Also on March 23, the Living History Cabin will be open for pioneer hearth cooking with Tim and Ruth. All activities are included with admission. Adults $10; Seniors $7.50; ages 6-13 $5; under 6 and members free.”
“This year we will be offering a wide variety of activities celebrating different national recognition days throughout the season. We’ll celebrate such events as Armed Forces Day, Best Friend Day, Log Cabin Day, National Picnic Month, National Watermelon Day, and more.,” said Program and Education Coordinator Paula Keefer.
“You’ll see Har-Ber Village staff, volunteers, and board members at a number of community sites and events this year—from the Grove Public Library in March to
The Nature Trail continues to be a popular activity with human and canine walkers and joggers.
The Trail is open dawn to dusk, 7 days a week and is free!
Trail users are asked to stay out of the Museum Village when it is closed; anyone wishing to walk the Village must pay museum admission—or become a member to walk through for free!
In late spring the Har-Ber Village Mining Company will open—thanks to funding from the Corkle Family and Grove Rotary foundations.
Mining “rough” may be purchased at the Country Store in the Visitor Center and then taken to the mining sluice for panning.
The station, located next to the main parking lot and near the Nature Trail Cabin Trailhead, will be open during regular museum hours, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
What follows is a complete listing of scheduled activities for the 2019 season:
All programs are planned by staff. Activities are presented by staff and volunteers.
Contact Amelia Chamberlain 918-786-3488 with questions.
MARCH - Throughout the month of March be sure to visit Grove Public Library for a display of retro technology on loan from Har-Ber Village.
3/16 Museum Opening Day! Come visit us—we’ve missed you! Purchase admission and shop in the Country Store, Thurs.—Mon.,
3/18 10am-2pm Spring Break FunFamilies can explore hands-on science and create a beaded gecko—included with admission! Adults $10; Seniors $7.50; ages 6-13 $5; under 6 and members free.
3/21 10am-2pm Spring Break Fun Explore ecology and create an Ojo de Dîos— included with admission! Adults $10; Seniors $7.50; ages 6-13 $5; under 6 and members free.
3/22 10am-2pm Spring Break Fun Families can celebrate National Water Day by exploring the water cycle and making wooden peace signs—included with admission! Adults $10; Seniors $7.50; ages 6-13 $5; under 6 and members free.
3/23 10am-2pm Spring Break Fun Living History Cabin is open for hearth cooking with Tim and Ruth. Hands-on activities with Grand Lake Audubon Society members in the Nature Activity Room. Included with admission. Adults $10; Seniors $7.50; ages 6-13 $5; under 6 and members free.
4/6 10-11am Volunteer Recognition Today we honor our 2018 volunteers in a short ceremony at
4/11 9:00-2:00 Home School Day—Ecology & EnvironmentReservations required. https://har-bervillage.com/school-field-trips
4/13 9:00-11:00 Canine-Themed Saturday on the Nature TrailCalling all dogs and their owners! Representatives from canine-themed organizations visit Har-Ber Village today. Learn more about your furry friend! Guests will include Katie Menard of Collars for Scholars, a dog obedience business, and more. Museum admission is not required.
4/20 (Easter weekend) 9am-3pm Scavenger HuntJoin us for a scavenger hunt on the Nature Trail. Instructions at the Visitor Center. Museum admission is not required.
4/27 11am Grand Opening Nature Trail Celebrate the Grand Opening of Har-Ber Village’s Nature Trail today with fiddle music, celebratory messages, and trail mix! Thank you to the Oklahoma Tourism Department’s Recreational Trail Program and our many volunteers who made this possible! Museum admission not required.
5/2 9:00-2:00 Education Day A variety of hands-on stations for public and private school students to explore history, art, and/or nature. Reservations required. https://har-bervillage.com/school-field-trips for more information.
5/9 9:00-2:00 Education Day see 5/2 description
5/11 9:00-3:00 Scout Day Complete the “Think Like an Engineer” journey on this Scout Day at Har-Ber Village. Reservations required before April 30. https://har-bervillage.com/scouts-and-youth-groups. $5
5/11 10am-2pm Mother’s Day scarves $5 reduced admission and coupon for free scarf craft for visiting mothers and grandmothers.
Memorial Day Blue Star Program begins Free museum admission for active military and their families through Labor Day.
5/25 10am-2pm Red, White, and Blue! Celebrate Memorial Day by creating chalk art and a patriotic necklace—included with admission! Adults $10; Seniors $7.50; ages 6-13 $5; under 6 and members free.
6/1 Toes in the Grand Join us at Toes in the Grand Summer Kickoff Festival at Wolf Creek Park!
6/8 10am-2pm Best Friend Day Who is your BFF? Invite your best friend to Har-Ber Village to create BFF bracelets (left) and origami fortune tellers—included with admission! Adults $10; Seniors $7.50; ages 6-13 $5; under 6 and members free.
6/15 9am-3:30pm Father’s Day Activity$5 reduced admission and coupon for free geode activity for visiting fathers and grandfathers.
6/22 9am-3:30pm Log Cabin Day How many log cabins are there at Har-Ber Village Museum? Participate in our Log Cabin Scavenger Hunt and find out! Included with admission. Adults $10; Seniors $7.50; ages 6-13 $5; under 6 and members free.
6/29 9am-3:30pm Camera Exhibit OpensGet a closer look at cameras and other photography equipment from the Har-Ber Village Collection. We’ll provide lots of opportunities for selfies and group photos throughout the museum. Post your pictures on Har-Ber Village’s Facebook or Instagram @Harbervillage pages! Exhibit on display June 29 through September 23. Museum admission not needed to view exhibit; if touring museum, fee is required. Adults $10; Seniors $7.50; ages 6-13 $5; under 6 and members free.
7/6 10am-2pm Red, White and Blue! Celebrate Independence Day at Har-Ber Village by playing patriotic games, creating chalk art, and making a mosaic flag design—included with admission! Adults $10; Seniors $7.50; ages 6-13 $5; under 6 and members free.7/13 10am-2pm Barbershop Quartet Appreciation Day
7/19 and 7/20 9am-5pm Quilt Show Visit our display at the My Oklahoma Home themed Grand Lake o’ the Cherokee Quilt Guild Show at the Grove Civic Center!
7/27 11:30-1:30 National Picnic Month Summer picnics are a great way to enjoy the outdoors and each other’s company. Pack up the family, bring a picnic, and join us for a scavenger hunt on the Nature Trail, 9am-3pm Pick up instructions at Visitor Center (no charge). Museum admission not required.
8/3 10am-noon National Watermelon Day Join us in the Picnic Pavilion to enjoy a wedge of watermelon, participate in wacky water relays, and perfect your seed spitting skills! Museum admission not required.
8/10 10am-noon National S’more Day S’mores date back to the 1920s. Perhaps they got their name because young kids chanted “gimme some more!”
8/17 10am-2pm Honey Bee Day Join us in the Nature Activity Room on National Honey Bee Day.L earn about the life of bees. Make a bee-related craft. Included with admission. Adults $10; Seniors $7.50; ages 6-13 $5; under 6 and members free.
8/24 10am-2pm Slime is of the Essence Flubber, oobleck and floam—it’s all slime to us! Are you brave enough to put your hands in different types of goo? Not only will you be able to experience these textures during your visit, you’ll also take home some flubber in a baggie. Included with admission. Adults $10; Seniors $7.50; ages 6-13 $5; under 6 and members free.
8/31 10am-2pm Labor Day ActivitiesCelebrate Labor Day at Har-Ber Village. We’ll have community worker puppets, occupation puzzles and games, coloring books, and more! Included with admission. Adults $10; Seniors $7.50; ages 6-13 $5; under 6 and members free.
9/7 10am-2pm Historic Photograph CaptionsDon’t miss the camera exhibit in the Visitor Center Back Gallery. Try your hand at writing captions for the historic photographs on display in this ongoing camera exhibit. Museum admission not required to view
9/13 9:00-2:00 Home School Day-Arts Reservations required. https://har-bervillage.com/school-field-trips.
9/14 10am-2pm Herb Garden by CaféLearn to identify herbs and their many uses. Museum admission not required.
9/21 8:00-1:00 REC Day Join us during REC Day at the Civic Center as we share what’s new at Har-Ber Village. Be sure to stop by, say hello, and get your free Har-Ber Village postcards!
9/28 9:00-3:00 Pioneer Day Details about this popular annual event will be available the first week of September. Included with admission. Adults $10; Seniors $7.50; ages 6-13 $5; under 6 and members free.
10/5 10am-2pm World Architecture Day In recognition of World Architecture Day, decorate a fold-up plastic house using cereals, candies, and other decorative items. One house free per family with admission; additional houses available for sale.
10/10 9:00-2:00 Education Day Reservations required. https://har-bervillage.com/school-field-trips.
10/12 PelicanFest Day 10/19 10:00-2:00 Maud Duncan Day Learn more about this amazing woman from Winslow, Arkansas. Her printing press is in Har-Ber Village’s Print Shop. Included with admission. Adults $10; Seniors $7.50; ages 6-13 $5; under 6 and members free.
10/26 9:00-3:00 Cherokee Day Details about this popular annual event will be available the first week of October. Included with admission. Adults $10; Seniors $7.50; ages 6-13 $5; under 6 and members free.
11/1 and 11/2/2019 5:00-7:00 p.m. Cemetery Walk Mark your calendars and watch for details in early October!