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Forest Heritage Center
The Forest Heritage Center in Beavers Bend State Park, now known as "The Wood Art Capital of Oklahoma," is a museum-in-the-round and features unique displays and large dioramas painted by Smokey Bear artist, Harry Rossoll. These dioramas tell the story of prehistoric forests, Caddo Indians, paper-making in the South, 1940s lumbering and forest appreciation. Each diorama is accompanied by a taped narration. Visitors to the Forest Heritage Center will discover unique wood art, historical documents, antique forestry tools, homestead memorabilia and a research library filled with books, periodicals and other materials pertaining to forestry.