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Release Date: November 06, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

  • In the Christmas spirit, The Chickasaw White House is festively decorated and offers family entertainment and holiday festivities like the gingerbread make-and-take events, which will be open to the public at no cost 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17.

MILBURN, Okla. -- The Chickasaw Nation will offer a series of free gingerbread make-and-take events open to the public at the Chickasaw White House, 6379 E. Mansion Drive.

Classes are planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17.

Attendees will create their own gingerbread people and explore the historic site, which is fully decorated in the spirit of the holiday season.

Visiting the Chickasaw White House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is like stepping back in time. Thanks to its architecture and unique array of antiques, the White House lives up to its reputation for being a “mansion on the frontier.”

The Chickasaw White House was home to Chickasaw Governor Douglas H. Johnston and family from 1898 until 1971 and now serves as a museum and hosts many events.

Architect W.A. Waltham designed the house in the Steamboat Victorian style, featuring cherry fireplace mantles, crystal chandeliers and 14-foot ceilings. Many of the original furnishings and d├ęcor remain intact today.

The gingerbread make-and-take will be available as long as supplies last. For more information, contact the Chickasaw White House at (580) 235-7343.