Exhibit C to host Halloween Storytelling with Lorie Carmichael

Chickasaw native to bring storytelling to Oklahoma City


OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 19, 2015) – The art of traditional storytelling is very familiar to Lorie Carmichael, as she is the great-granddaughter to an original Chickasaw enrollee. Carmichael is a recognized storyteller for the Chickasaw Nation, and spends much of her days traveling the state of Oklahoma presenting traditional southeastern stories to educational groups and organizations. Carmichael will bring her art of storytelling to Oklahoma City on Sunday, Oct.25 starting at 3 p.m. at Exhibit C where she will not only present traditional storytelling, but also will perform Halloween storytelling.

Halloween storytelling puts a new twist on traditional storytelling and brings an immersive cultural experience to Exhibit C, said Paige Williams, Chickasaw Nation director of tourism.

“Storytelling is a Chickasaw tradition that we want to introduce to new generations and showcase at Exhibit C. Storytelling offers a unique experience for residents and those visiting Oklahoma City who may not otherwise be exposed to traditional storytelling,” said Paige Williams. “Exhibit C showcases the Chickasaw culture through visual and performing arts for locals and over a million visitors of all ages each year to Bricktown.”

Storytelling is traditionally known as a Native American mother telling her stories or history of her people in narrative form to her daughters. And, her daughters would in-turn, tell the stories to their daughters, and so on. If a woman were to birth a son, the traditional storytelling would stop with the mother. In Carmichael’s case, Glenda Galvan, museum director for the Chickasaw Nation, introduced Carmichael to storytelling. Galvan had two sons, and didn’t want the art of her storytelling to end, so after meeting Carmichael and introducing her to storytelling, Galvan has passed down her stories to Carmichael.

After Halloween storytelling, Exhibit C will roast marshmallows and make s’mores with Bedré Fine Chocolate. For more information about the event, please visit:  http://chickasawcountry.com/events/view/spooky-stories-with-lorie-carmichael. Exhibit C is located at 1 E. Sheridan in Bricktown. Exhibit C is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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About Chickasaw Country

Chickasaw Country is a regional tourism organization representing 13 south-central Oklahoma counties. Lead by The Chickasaw Nation to blend tourism efforts in the region, Chickasaw Country represents festivals, events and attractions. A very diverse and cultural destination, Chickasaw Country has new adventures around every corner. In 2013, the U.S. Travel Association honored Chickasaw Country with a Destiny award in both the Best Travel Website and Best Use of Social Media Platform categories. The awards were given during the annual Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations conference.