Storytellers Day - Te Ata Fisher

Today we’re grabbing our blankets and listening ears for Storyteller’s Day! Here at the Museum, we love stories and it’s our mission to share as many Oklahoma stories as we can. Today’s theme is inspired by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Te Ata Fisher. Her hometown is Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Fisher was born in 1895 when Oklahoma was still Indian Territory. Fisher started telling traditional Chickasaw stories as a way to support herself while acting in New York, but she soon became known for her storytelling. She performed throughout the country and abroad until the 1970s. You can learn more by reading Te Ata Fisher’s Oklahoma Hall of Fame biography.

We love telling Oklahoma’s story and we couldn’t do it without the humorist Will Rogers, aviator Wiley Post, public servant Stanley Draper, singer Reba McEntire, and so many more!


Movie Time! All movies tell stories and we love them for that! You can rent and stream Brave now! There are so many great stories out there and one of our favorites is The Ugly Duckling.


Storytime! All books are stories, right? One of our favorites is about all of the ways you can write a story: A Squiggly Story! You can hear it read aloud here. You can also hear traditional stories told here.


Arts & Crafts! You can tell a story in so many ways! Try this storytelling with stamps craft to tell your own story. You can also make this fun storytelling cube!


Make & Eat it! Do you think a ‘how to’ counts as a story? We do, especially when it’s a ‘how to’ make cupcakes! Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, has a how to for marble cupcakes!

Listen to it! Songs are stories too, right? This fun playlist is full of storytelling songs for kids. These fun sing along songs tell stories. Musicals also tell stories, check out this sing along from Beauty and the Beast.

Read Dust Storm with a great story teller (and Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member!) Bob Burke!

Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home listening to stories! As always, there’s more to this Oklahoma story, come back tomorrow and we’ll have more for you to explore! Please post pictures of your Storytelling Day and share them with us: #ohofathome

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