For two weeks this fall, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum was transformed into the perfect family fall fun zone. Daily story time, crafts, movies, and exploring the hay maze to find a special prize made for two great weeks of smiles and good times for all...Fall Y'All! Here are some highlights from our great staff who had a blast with our guests!
Oklahoma Hall of Fame Gaylord-Pickens Museum Staff
Fall Y'All Preparation
Jeremy on Set-Up - So much to do! The Hay truck rolled up and we unloaded it like seasoned ranchers! Our beautiful courtyard was transformed into a maze full of pumpkins and special prizes!
Wacky Weather Day
Whittney on Wacky Weather Day - I loved seeing how General Rita Aragon interacted with the kids during the story. It showed us all how great it is to see Hall of Famers interacting with the kids.
Under the Sea Day
Christy on Under the Sea Day - I loved Under the Sea Day! The children had so much fun creating their artwork and it was great seeing them enjoy Finding Nemo in the beautiful theater.
Whittney on Hoops Day - My favorite part of Hoops Day was watching the kids as Rumble arrived riding on the top of the bus. Their energy was great and fed into the excitement of the day!
Favorite Famer Day
Heath on Favorite Famers Day - Favorite Famer day was my favorite day of Fall Y’all. I loved being able to bring my favorite Hall of Famer, Wiley Post, to life for an audience that might otherwise only be able to read about him. Nothing helps kids understand history like a fun visual aid!
Olivia on Dinosaur Day - Dinosaur Day was my favorite day from Fall Y’all! The kids put so much work into their dinosaur masks, and seemed to really enjoy marching in the dinosaur parade. I especially loved it when the kids interacted with our two costumed dinosaurs; their faces lighting up and their laughter really brightened my day!
Shaylyn on Space Day - The Space Day reading was awesome. It taught kids to be brave, curious, and kind, all in one adventure!
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Deryl on Pirate Day - Everyday of Fall Y'all was awesome but Talk like a Pirate was my favorite. The kids really got in to the theme and it was great seeing some of them come wearing pirate hats and shirts. Of course they all loved saying ARRRRRGH and talking like pirates all morning long!
Reece on Superhero Day - I enjoyed Superhero Day because I got to watch all of the children have so much fun. I also had fun being a Superhero. Everyone needs to be a Superhero at least once in their life.
Mattie on Jungle Day - The craft activity provided by artist Patrick Riley was the best part of Jungle Day. I loved seeing the kids so engaged with the activity, and they were so proud of their artwork!
Paint a Pumpkin Day
Emma on Paint a Pumpkin Day- This was my favorite day of the program! Everyone seemed to have such a great time and really enjoy the hay maze and pumpkins.
Thanks to our Partners!
Thank you to our special Oklahoma Hall of Fame members Rita Aragon, Bob Burke, Becky Dixon, and Dr. Jordan Tang for making Fall Y'All such a special event for all involved!
Fall Y'All was a great success thanks to the hard work of many people, especially our partners! Thanks to OK Chiller for volunteering, our teaching artist Patrick Riley, Oklahoma Artist Marilyn Artus, The Oklahoma City Thunder Rolling Thunder Book Bus, the Thundergirls, Rumble the Bison, Metro Family Magazine, OPUBCO, Midtown District, the Oklahoma Gazette, Homeland Grocery Stores for paintable pumpkins, and of course, our many guests from across the metro!