Broken Arrow Historical Society Museum
Located in what was once the heart of Indian Territory, the Broken Arrow Historical Society Museum features several themed and interactive exhibits in unique settings. For example, visitors to the museum will enjoy a genuine and complete, hand-hewn Civil War-era log cabin and a 1930s jail cell.
The Tribal Town exhibit recreates an open air setting with a round house enclosure that tells the story of the Broken Arrow band of Muscogee Creek Indians that gave their name to the modern city. Their story is told from their Alabama beginnings to the Dawes Act and allotment of their lands at the time of statehood. Enjoy soundtracks of Muscogee hymns, stomp dance and flute music.
The museum's veterans exhibit spans from WWI to Operation Freedom and features the full story of the late Lt. Col. Ernest Childers, a local member of the Creek tribe who was decorated with the Medal of Honor in World War II. The MKT railroad depot features elements from the original depot structure and features a gauge railroad. Other exhibits include presentations of the City of Roses, Cotton Jubilee, Broken Aro Coal Mining, Rooster Day and the history of local firefighters.