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Release Date: November 21, 2017

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

  • In the Christmas spirit, The Chickasaw White House is festively decorated and offers family entertainment and holiday events like a gingerbread make-and-take.

MILBURN, Okla. -- The Chickasaw Nation will offer a gingerbread make-and-take event open to the public at no cost, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays, Dec. 1-22, at the Chickasaw White House, 6379 E. Mansion Drive.

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

Visiting the Chickasaw White House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is almost 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 offers events and guided tours for today’s families.

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.

Last Updated: 09/16/2016