There will be a special performance by the National Cherokee Youth Choir

at Har-Ber Village on July 21 at 11 a.m.

Har-Ber Village Museum Grove OK

Put on your Walkman headphones and pad your shoulders, because you are strutting through the 1980’s. A time when Germany became one, cable networks popped up as people demanded their MTV, the world discovered the art that is the Cosby Sweater, and we tasted the rainbow with Skittles.

The nature of quick communication was forever changed with Motorola’s release of the first cellular phone to work on a large American network, weighing in at a whopping 2.5 pounds! Maybe you remember watching Cal Ripken Jr. knock away one of his 431 homeruns with a cheek full of Big League Chew. Or when you spent most of your allowance trying to beat the top score on Pac Man. But of course you made sure you still had enough change left to buy an Airhead.

You learned how to Walk Like an Egyptian from The Bangles and the dance of the undead from the King of pop, Michael Jackson. Sour Patch Kids were just as addictive as watching the A-Team. You might have eaten a crazy amount of Smarties in hopes that “you are what you eat” is true. But your stomachache the next day proved that it does not work that way.

The Evans, Bridges, & Siems Families

Thank you to Terra Apperson and the Muddy Pearl for being a business host this month!

Thank you to our sponsors!

 Schedule  of Activities for July 21, 2018

Extended hours! From 9am - 5:00 pm, explore the fads and fashions of the 1980s!


Crafts: friendship bracelets and pins

and pom pom critters

Games: Trivial Pursuit

Toys: Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cabbage Patch Kids, and more

TV series and 1980s movies and commercials: watch television episodes of ALF and Fried Green Tomatoes (showing at 10am and 1:30pm).

After the museum closes, come to the Café at 5:30 for a themed  dinner (Mediterranean Chicken, served with Couscous, Vegetables, and a Dinner Salad, includes Coffee or Tea) and dance (see below) at the Event Tent at 6:00 pm. Reservations are required for the dinner ($12 per adult; $7 per child up to age 13; $2 discount for Har-Ber Village members), but you can drop in for the music and dance for free. Tickets for the dinner may be purchased online.

At 6:00 p.m. listen to the music of 80 & Out—Joplin’s hottest cover band bringing the best lights, sound, and magic from Bruno Mars to Van Halen...from 2 Pac to the Gin Blossoms.  Band Members include:
Anthony Ficken - Vocals • Guitar
Nathan Ward - Vocals • Guitar • Bass
Ian Derrickson - Vocals • Percussion
Dan Stanley - Bass

Around 8:30 p.m., families are invited to enjoy the 1980s movie favorite Raiders of the Lost Ark on the outdoor inflatable screen next to the Event Tent. There is no charge for the film. Refreshments will be sold.

Bring your chairs and blankets!