|The Oologah Historical Museum, located in downtown Oologah, Oklahoma, features many of the artifacts reflecting
everyday life from turn-of-the-century to present day.|
The front part of the museum building has its roots in the 1890s, and is believed to be the oldest commercial building in the downtown area. Originally Mart Reed's General Store, the building was restored and opened as the Oolagah Historical Museum in 1988. The room in front is decorated as a Victorian front parlor and features photographs and items from some of Oologah's pioneer families.
The large exhibit hall behind the font room was added in 1992. Exhibits are grouped by theme and include farm, ranch, military, school, home, childhood, Will Rogers, business life and early town government. The museum also has some early tax records, bound back issues of the Oologah Lake Leader newspaper, and books available for research.
A painting by impressionist Gary Moeller portrays Will Rogers and downtown Oologah in the early days. Posters featuring the painting are available. The museum has limited edition bronze miniatures of "The Cherokee Kid". A gift corner features Oologah memorability, postcards and books.
During the summer, Tropical Sno snowcones and soft drinks are available at the concession window. (April - October)
Stop in to visit and step back in time as you browse the museum, located downtown, on the corner of Maple and Cooweescoowee in historical Oologah, Oklahoma. Call the Oolagah Historical Society at 918-443-2790, or Email them, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and tours.