Bartlesville Area History Museum
The Bartlesville Area History Museum is a family friendly, 10,000 square foot facility located on the top floor of the Bartlesville City Center, an historical building once home to the Maire Hotel during the famous Bartlesville oil boom. With a rich and colorful heritage tracing back to the Delaware, Cherokee and Osage tribes, Bartlesville is rife with historical significance. Witness as Bartlesville's heritage unfolds with stories of oilmen, Indian chiefs, ranchers, bankers, outlaws, school teachers, smelter workers, shop clerks and more through photos, artifacts and video displays.
Visitors to the Bartlesville Area History Museum will enjoy hearing the tale of how a tiny frontier settlements was shaped into the modern city of today through interactive displays, exceptional photography and intriguing artifacts. One of the museum's most popular attractions is a talking, animated likeness of Frank Griggs, pioneer photographer who spent seven decades documenting Bartlesville life. Admission to the museum is free; however, donations are appreciated.