Major County Historical Society & Museum

Major County Historical Society & Museum Hwy 58 E
Fairview, OK 73737

Phone: 580-227-2265
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The Major County Historical Society & Museum has been an outstanding example of history and heritage in Fairview since 1985. Step through an entrance area decorated with various artifacts from Oklahoma history and into the Specht gallery, where antique cookware, children's toys and regional fashions stand on display.

Continue to the Sand Creek Heritage Center & Museum and you'll feel as though you've stepped back in time in Fairview. Located on 160 acres of farmland, this museum has transformed into a thing of the past with two churches, a two story hotel from the early 1900s, ...

The Major County Historical Society & Museum has been an outstanding example of history and heritage in Fairview since 1985. Step through an entrance area decorated with various artifacts from Oklahoma history and into the Specht gallery, where antique cookware, children's toys and regional fashions stand on display.

Continue to the Sand Creek Heritage Center & Museum and you'll feel as though you've stepped back in time in Fairview. Located on 160 acres of farmland, this museum has transformed into a thing of the past with two churches, a two story hotel from the early 1900s, a one room school house, a railroad depot and locomotive, a blacksmith shop and a building full of memorabilia from local Fairview businesses in the 1890s. Browse vintage farm equipment and household artifacts used over 100 years ago. A veterans memorial and history relating to Major County and western Oklahoma can also be found at the Sand Creek Heritage Center & Museum. Each year, the museum is also home to a national tractor show and threshing bee, providing two fun-filled days of threshing, baling and more.

In addition to the historic buildings scattered throughout the museum, more modern buildings are part of this expansive historical site, including a structure that houses farm machinery dating back to the first half of the 20th century and a "Made in Major County" building that houses exhibits that were made in the county and are available for sale.

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Gift Shop, Handicapped Parking

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Advance Group Reservations Required, Bus/Motorcoach Parking

  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): US-412

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

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

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Tuesday

1:00 pm

5:00 pm

Wednesday

1:00 pm

5:00 pm

Thursday

1:00 pm

5:00 pm

Friday

1:00 pm

5:00 pm

Saturday

10:00 am

2:00 pm

Closed holidays.

Located 1 1/2 miles east of Fairview on Hwy 58.

Primary Contact:

Hazel Voth




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From Jim Wilkinson on 12/01/12

JUST A REMINDER, MCHS HAS THE MAJOR COUNTY HISTORY BOOKS, VOLS 1 AND 2 ON SALE IN THE LOBBY. CONTACT MCHS FOR THIS COMPLETE STORY OF THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE AREA.


 
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