What's Happening in Oklahoma Museums?
Discover what's happening at our neighbor museums
Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve
Hidden away in the rugged Osage Hills of Northeastern Oklahoma, Woolaroc was established in 1925 as the ranch retreat of oilman Frank Phillips. The ranch is a 3,700 acre wildlife preserve, home to many species of native and exotic wildlife, such as bison, elk and longhorn cattle. Woolaroc is also a museum with an outstanding collection of western art and artifacts, Native American material, one of the finest collections of Colt firearms in the world, and so much more.
Comanche National Museum & Cultural Center
The mission of the Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center (CNMCC) is to provide communities with programs and exhibits that deepen the understanding and appreciation of Comanche history, culture and fine art. Through collections, preservation and education, the Museum seeks to become a recognized resource for information about the Nʉmʉnʉʉ (Comanche People).
Osage Nation Museum
Exhibits and programs strive to represent the trajectory and movement of Osage arts, history, language, and culture through the generations from the earliest extant work of our ancestors to the newest creations of our younger people. The Museum aspires to create dynamic, relevant spaces for exhibits, programs, and research that bring Osage culture and history to life by demonstrating how our past lives on in meaningful ways and is carried into the future. Please stop by and join us in this continuing dialogue.
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center preserves 150 acres of the site along the Arkansas River. The center offers interpretive exhibits, an introductory slide program and a small gift shop. Visitors can explore nearly two miles of interpreted trails, including a one-half mile nature trail. An archaeologist is on staff to answer questions and lead tours.
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site
On November 27, 1868, Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer led the 7th US Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack on a Cheyenne village led by Peace Chief Black Kettle. The event was an example of the tragic clash of cultures that occurred during the Great Plains Wars. It is also a place of remembrance and reflection for those who died here.
At the Visitor Center become immersed in the stories of that cold winter's day of in November 1868. Stare out the window at the breathtaking view of the Washita River valley.
Seminole Nation Museum
The museum opened in the fall of 1974 as the culmination of almost ten years planning and labor by the community. It is housed in the former Wewoka Community Center, a native stone building built by the WPA in 1937. The museum chronicles the story of the people and events that shaped the Indian Territory home of the Seminoles since its creation following the Civil War. Through life-size exhibits, artwork and rare artifacts, the museum reveals to visitors the social, cultural, economic and educational heritage of these early day pioneers.
Five Civilized Tribes Museum
The Five Civilized Tribes Museum is dedicated to preserving the art, history and culture of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee and Seminole tribes.
The Plains Indians & Pioneers Museum
The mission of the Plains Indians and Pioneers Museum is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Northwest Oklahoma for 50 miles surrounding Woodward, Oklahoma, and to educate the public about the past and its importance to the present and the future.
Chickasaw Cultural Center
The world-class Chickasaw Cultural Center opened in 2010 and provides visitors with a place to learn and embrace the rich history and traditions of the Chickasaw Nation. One of the largest tribal cultural centers in the United States, the campus is located in the heart of the Chickasaw Nation, in south-central Oklahoma.
Citizen Potawatomi Cultural Heritage Center
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center re-opened in January 2018 after undergoing a 4-year renovation. New, updated, and digital interactive exhibits tell a more complete narrative, beginning with Citizen Potawatomi oral traditions, continuing through early ways of life, conflict, and forced removals before examining more recent history, including our time in Kansas and Indian Territory, and ending with the Citizen Potawatomi Nation today.
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City is America’s premier institution of Western history, art and culture. Founded in 1955, the Museum collects, preserves and exhibits an internationally renowned collection of Western art and artifacts while sponsoring dynamic educational programs to promote interest in the enduring legacy of the American West.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum
The Will Rogers Memorial Museum is a 19,052-square-foot museum in Claremore, Oklahoma that memorializes entertainer Will Rogers. The museum houses artifacts, memorabilia, photographs, and manuscripts pertaining to Rogers' life, and documentaries, speeches, and movies starring Rogers are shown in a theater.
Cherokee Heritage Center
The Cherokee Heritage Center is a non-profit historical society and museum campus that seeks to preserve the historical and cultural artifacts, language, and traditional crafts of the Cherokee. The Heritage center also hosts the central genealogy database and genealogy research center for the Cherokee People.