Top of Oklahoma Historical Society Museum

Top of Oklahoma Historical Society Museum 303 S Main
Blackwell, OK 74631

Phone: 580-363-0209
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Housed in the 1912 "Electric Park Pavilion," the Top of Oklahoma Historical Society Museum in Blackwell contains items from the 1893 Cherokee Strip Land Run to the present. The museum collection includes farm tools, cameras, saddles, furniture, clothing, kitchen equipment, Indian paintings, pianos, early televisions and much more. Industry exhibits and a church setting are also featured. Themes include Victorian, country/western, American Indian, architectural and Main Street. See the Brick Walk of History, an early day well cover that's now a gazebo and the beautiful water fountain ...

Housed in the 1912 "Electric Park Pavilion," the Top of Oklahoma Historical Society Museum in Blackwell contains items from the 1893 Cherokee Strip Land Run to the present. The museum collection includes farm tools, cameras, saddles, furniture, clothing, kitchen equipment, Indian paintings, pianos, early televisions and much more. Industry exhibits and a church setting are also featured. Themes include Victorian, country/western, American Indian, architectural and Main Street. See the Brick Walk of History, an early day well cover that's now a gazebo and the beautiful water fountain at the entrance. Don't forget to visit the gift shop.

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Gift Shop, Meeting Space Available

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Bus/Motorcoach Parking, Tour Group Welcome Reception

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

  • Tour Information: Guided Tours

Day

Open

Close

Sunday

1:00 pm

5:00 pm

Monday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

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

10:00 am

5:00 pm

May close early according to visitor flow.

From I-35 take Hwy 11, go 1 mile S to 300 block. We are on W side of street in a large white building.

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Louise Akers




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From Ron Richmond on 10/31/14

If people love the bells, why cannot they enjoy them inside the museum? Or is it somehow important that others suffer? Seems odd to me. Where did manners go?


From Ron Richmond on 10/31/14

So, if I call the museum, are you promising me I will never have to hear those noise ordinance and disturbing the peace violations again? That would be great if it happens. I have tried everything and have the certified letters to prove it. I did address this problem with at least 2 people on the Museum board. One was the president at the time, I believe. I would be happy to give you the names. Still, those bells awakened me from my sleep in the house I labored to buy. Do you think the 450 people would enjoy me playing loud, annoying noises at their homes so they could not sleep or enjoy some peace and quiet in their yard? I am still hearing those bells, so don't act like the people who control the bells are good neighbors. You don't hear my music, do you?? By the way, the police chief who is supposed to protect me from bad neighbors said if I played the same sounds at the same volume that I would be fined. So, does that seem like what is being done to my property is right? Good neighbors don't play loud music that disturbs their neighbors. And I am positive of that.


From Melissa Hudson on 09/16/14

Top Of Oklahoma Historical Society Museum Is and has been a great part of Blackwell. I wish this unhappy neighbor had just called the museum. You should voice your opinion to us in a positive manner. I had the chamber change the bell which we at the Hudson and Tucker house hold call Chimes!! For the 4th of July Celebration !! I wish the people of Blackwell would concentrate on the good of Blackwell and the positive things about having a local Museum in this town. We have made many changes and added many wonderful things to your Museum. I apoligize if we have offended anyone. We were just trying to be a great stop for out of towners. Which the people who have visited in the last three months, have enjoyed your local museum. The over 450 people who visited us did enjoy the Museum and liked the chimes!!


From Ron Richmond on 07/09/14

Neighbor is not disgruntled. He is disappointed he has invested over a quarter of a million dollars in this neighborhood and the city won't abide by their own noise and disturbing the peace ordinances. The ordinances are very clear. You can read them on the city's own website. What is sad is that a person who is paid a lot of Blackwell taxpayer money and who does not even live in Blackwell tells me to take his bells and like them. I recommend to all to not be or buy in Blackwell. Since my tax dollars are being spent in this way, I started giving my tax dollars to other towns. I used to go out of my way to support local businesses. Can't do it now because it feeds the offensive people who play the bells. In fact, a person involved with the museum asked me to donate some items. Before the bells, I would have gladly done so. Not now. It is sad that offensive people at the city have ruined so much of it.


From Dianne Braden on 06/02/14

How sad this is the comment about the bells not the museum. The museum is well worth your time. I have been there many times when out of state visitors stop by. They have all enjoyed it. Lots for children to see. I'm sorry about the neighbor who is disgruntled, but check out the museum. It's terrific , and the building alone is worth a stop.


From Ricky Freeman on 06/26/13

This is a Landmark not a History Discourse It should be Named after Cherokee Strip or Trail of Tears.


From Ron Richmond on 11/20/12

This place is awful. They put speakers on the building and they blast the residential neighborhood all around them with loud, obnoxious noises. They blasted my house 13 times a day for many years. It caused me the loss of a lot of sleep and it ruined my quiet neighborhood. The local officials refuse to enforce their own noise ordinance. I will have to take legal action. I recommend you avoid Blackwell entirely. I have lived near this museum for over 2 decades. It was very peaceful until they ruined my neighborhood with those annoying bells. They have no respect for my property rights and have ruined my house.


 
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