Edmond Historical Society & Museum

Edmond Historical Society & Museum 431 S Boulevard
Edmond, OK 73034

Phone: 405-340-0078
Fax: 405-340-2771
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Step through the front door of the Edmond Historical Society Museum and you're immediately surrounded by the community's rich history. The museum is housed in the former armory of the 179th Infantry, 45th Division of the Oklahoma National Guard. The historic, native sandstone building was built in 1936 by the WPA.

The museum's permanent collections are arranged in chronological order from pre-historic prairies to 1888 when Edmond was a coal and water stop for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. The collections also include exhibits detailing the Land Run of 1889, the town's expansive growth in the 1900s, through the present. Also, within the museum you will find exhibits featuring many of Edmond's most illustrious citizens including Olympic Gold Medal winner Shannon Miller, as well as exciting temporary and traveling exhibitions. The Edmond Historical Society Museum is enjoying its newly remodeled kitchen and looking forward to additional renovations in 2015-2016. The exhibits have been constructed to make history an accessible and fun experience for all generations of museum goers.

Step through the front door of the Edmond Historical Society Museum and you're immediately surrounded by the community's rich history. The museum is housed in the former armory of the 179th Infantry, 45th Division of the Oklahoma National Guard. The historic, native sandstone building was built in 1936 by the WPA.

The museum's permanent collections are arranged in chronological order from pre-historic prairies to 1888 when Edmond was a coal and water stop for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. The collections also include exhibits detailing the Land Run of 1889, the town's expansive growth in the 1900s, through the present. Also, within the museum you will find exhibits featuring many of Edmond's most illustrious citizens including Olympic Gold Medal winner Shannon Miller, as well as exciting temporary and traveling exhibitions. The Edmond Historical Society Museum is enjoying its newly remodeled kitchen and looking forward to additional renovations in 2015-2016. The exhibits have been constructed to make history an accessible and fun experience for all generations of museum goers.

Adults are free to browse and read historical information about Edmond's history while children can enjoy hands-on play in the museum's Children's Learning Center.

Historical resources include the museum collection with over 35,000 artifacts and historic photographs, a non-circulating research library with books and documents related to Edmond and Oklahoma, newspaper on microfilm, and genealogy volunteers who can help with family research. 

Learn about the earliest one-room schoolhouse in the Oklahoma Territory at the nearby 1889 Territorial Schoolhouse. This formative schoolhouse helped shape and create the beginnings of higher education in the region and other educational facilities. The 1889 Territorial Schoolhouse is located on the corner of Second and Boulevard in Edmond. Are you a teacher interested in having a school group visit the 1889 School House? Call the Edmond Historical Society & Museum at (405) 340-0078 for more information on the 1889 School Day Field Trip.

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Credit Cards Accepted, Gift Shop

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Advance Group Reservations Required, Group Rates Available, Tour Group Welcome Reception

  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): I-35, Route 66

  • Suitable for Ages: Adults (18+), Children (up to 12), Teens (13-18)

  • Tour Information: Group Tours, Guided Tours, Self-guided tours

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Open

Close

Tuesday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Wednesday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Thursday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Friday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Saturday

1:00 pm

4:00 pm

Closed on City of Edmond holidays.

Admission is Free. Donations are accepted and appreciated.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.

From I-35, exit at 2nd St in Edmond and travel west approximately 3 miles. Turn left (south) on Boulevard and travel 0.2 miles. Museum is on west side, adjacent to Stephenson Park.

Group Contact:

Anna Studstill

Event Contact:

Margaret Snowden




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