2014 Ecology & Environment Day at Har-Ber Village! Part #4!

Welcome to my 2014 Ecology & Environment Day at Har-Ber Village Part 4. You can find Part 3 HERE.

We experienced more Recycling ideas to help our environment at Har-Ber Village Museum In Grove, Okla.,  during their second annual Ecology and Environment Day. In this last post about this fun and educational event, I will try to sum up the exciting things we have seen.

We stopped by the paper recycling exhibit that Har-Ber Village volunteers set up. Here you can see that making paper was a big hit. Shaela made her own and it was simple and quick. We are going to make it into a picture frame later. Take a look…


Amelia Chamberlain, Executive Director, has been with Har-Ber Village for about 2 and a half years. She came here from Maine where she operated a village similar to this one. Amelia has implemented many new programs since her arrival.

“I guess to start with, we wanted to make everything more organized so as people went through, we had various themes. When you are looking at the woodworking tools theme, you  know you are looking at that not kitchen stuff.. If you are looking at dolls, you know it is all dolls. Themes has made it easier for people to go through.” Amelia said.

She added, ” Then we have a wonderful new map that organizes themes, so people can look at the map and say I want to go see this and this. They don’t have to go through the village chronologically. We have some great events all year and try to make it fun and educational.”


We next visited with Sadie Jenkins, from Bernice Sanitation. who was showing how to use plastic recyclables and treat them in a way that make them look like glass. She had several young people making things like flowers and ornaments. Each little piece of art is made from a bottle.  She also told us about how they will be starting a recycling facility in Grove soon. Sadie is also a cancer survivor and quite remarkable young woman.

Yes, I will be following up with her at a later date to find out more about this glass look process she is doing. 

harberplasticrecycle-tile So there you have just some of the highlights from this great event. There were many other exhibits and demos for visitors to enjoy.

Amelia Chamberlain, the wonderful workers and volunteers all deserve a big pat on the back for all their organizing and hard work to make this event a reality.

I give it my 5 star rating!

I have been to Har-Ber Village about 4 times in the last year or so. Let me just share with you some of the sights we have seen…


harber music harbercooking harbersaloon100_4118 DID YOU SEE THAT?

Look closer…

100_4119 They even named a street after me… Grannys Lane!


Each visit to this wonderful place is fun and exciting.

You will always find something new!


Har-Ber Village Museum
4404 West 20th Street
Grove, OK 74344


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31 Responses to 2014 Ecology & Environment Day at Har-Ber Village! Part #4!

  1. Jennifer says:

    Those projects are awesome. I especially like the paper making one. I didn’t know you could make your own!
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  2. I love stuff like this! We live in VA so we are close to Williamsburg and there is nothing more amazing than getting to step back in history and “live” it. What an awesome event!
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  3. I love stepping back in history– like Shasta, I love visiting Williamsburg.
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  4. Jaime says:

    I want to make paper. 🙂 And I love the re-use of the plastic. Those glass-looking pieces look really cool!
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  5. That checker board is awesome! I would love to own one!
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  6. That looks like a great place to visit. We have a couple of places similar near us and we love to go there all the time. One of the spots has a mill and they make fresh cornmeal there. We buy a bag or 2 every time we go!
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  7. You know, the more photos you show , the more I really think I have been to this place. It was about 30 years ago and I was in Camp Fire Girls. Blue Bird. We went to places like this to learn more about Native American History. This place just looks so familiar.
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  8. Krystal says:

    Those giant checkers are awesome! Id love to make my own set!
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  9. Veronica says:

    These are some great projects. What an awesome way to spend a day!
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  10. I have had penpals since elementary school, it would be fun to make my own paper!

  11. Wow I love that! I think I could totally make a week out of all the things to do there! Looks like so much fun!

  12. Wow, it’s hard to believe those glass looking things are actually recycled plastic! They are so beautiful!
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  13. Tami says:

    Sounds like a great event. I would love to learn to make paper. And that checker board is pretty awesome!
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  14. Looks like so much fun! How awesome making your own paper!
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  15. Rosey says:

    Well everyone should have a street named after’em, lolol. It looks like a great place to visit!
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  16. Shell says:

    There was so much to do there! My boys have made paper at our children’s museum and they thought it was fun.
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  17. These pictures are so beautiful and rustic! I love the old fashioned lifestyle!
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  18. Christie says:

    I would love watching them make paper. You had such an eventful day!
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  19. Angela S says:

    This sort of thing is great. I would love to learn to make my own paper. So neat!

  20. Lisa says:

    What fun projects to experience! I especially like those flowers!
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  21. Tracey says:

    Sounds like a really fun event! I would love to learn to make my own paper. That would be so interesting.
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  22. Dawn says:

    The flowers made from bottles are gorgeous! I think my daughter would like something like that in her room!

  23. I like the idea of making paper. Whenever my children or I have done that we enjoyed it a great deal.
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  24. I like the flowers! Too cute, what a fun way to learn about recycling.
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  25. Tess says:

    What a neat field trip ideas that would be. Makes me want to think ideas about recycling to show the kids
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  26. Brett says:

    The kids love playing with my friend’s giant checkerboard. It looks like a very fun event!

  27. It looks like another thing that would be so fun to do with children of any age. Heck, even I would enjoy that and I’m 28.
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  28. I love the flowers and ornaments. This looks like a great place to visit for family.
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  29. Bobbie says:

    What a fun event. I like the paper making and the flowers. Looks like a lot of fun!!

  30. I love that there is so many different ways to teach the community about the environment. Thanks for sharing.
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  31. That looks like a lot of fun! I love the giant checkerboard table.
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