Oklahoma Museums

Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. His passion is travel, and he seizes any opportunity to share his experiences in the most immersive way possible, whether at sea or on the land.

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Oklahoma Territorial Museum

Location of Museum: 402 East Oklahoma Street, Guthrie, Logan County.

Open Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; closed Mondays and holidays.

Portraying the vast panorama of the heritage of Oklahoma Territory, the museum is adjacent to the oldest Carnegie Library in the state. It was on this location that the last territorial governor, Frank Frantz and the first state governor, Charles N. Haskell, were inaugurated. The structure is one of the best examples of territorial-era architecture.

Oklahoma History Center

Location of Museum: 2401 N. Laird Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; Open Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Containing one of the finer collections of Indian artifacts in the United States, this museum is the headquarters of the Oklahoma Historical Society. It portrays all aspects of Oklahoma's heritage, from its prehistoric Indian culture exhibits to its "Oklahomans in Space" display.

Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City

The above information is from the book, Mark of Heritage, by Muriel H. Wright, courtesy of Oklahoma Historical Society.

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