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THE MUSEUM OF PIONEER HISTORY
Founded on April 26, 1954, the Lincoln County Historical Society and Museum of Pioneer History is dedicated to the preservation of local history and the education of future generations in our shared heritage.
In 1966 the museum moved into its permanent home at 719 Manvel, known as the Mascho Building after the original owner. In 1982 the twin buildings at 719 Manvel were purchased with funds raised by the historical society. These two buildings are some of the oldest structures in Lincoln County.
Recent expansions include the purchase of 721 Manvel, the Children’s Historical Research Center in 2004, and the old bakery building at 715 Manvel in 2007. The bakery building is the future home of the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Museum and Hall of Fame.
The Lincoln County Historical Society and Museum of Pioneer History invites you to explore our website and ignite your enthusiasm for Oklahoma history. We are dedicated to presenting the past in a fun and thought-provoking manner through the presentation of our rich heritage. Please, take a look around and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us and visit the museum.
Remember, our exhibits and public programs change regularly throughout the year, so come and see what’s "new” in history.
- Proposed Museum Events for 2011
Call for details:
Black History of Lincoln County: Permanent exhibit by Jamie Sullenger. Exhibit dedicated to early black settlers of Lincoln County. Inspired by business owners such as George W.F. Sawner, Attorney and Cotton Gin owner, buffalo soldiers like Mr. Riley, prominent families including Ellis, and Pitts, teachers such as Lena Lowery Sawner and Mr. McCabe. Inspiring stories of slaves who became land owners are included.
- Retrospective of two Artists; Features 40 years of art work by Bette Hubbard, and photography by Jacklyn Patterson. Grand Opening scheduled March 27 Opening with hors d’ oeuvres, wine & music. Exhibit through May 28, 2011. Curator Jan Vassar, and committee members Carol & Brenda Beckman to host a poster & art contest.
- Bennie Kent Films & Exhibit.
- Antique Road Show Exhibit– April – Amy Sanders
- Quilt Show – May – by Diana Kinzey
- Bill Tilghman’s Birthday – July – Ruth Hill
- Vaudeville Review – Aug–Oct Pam Clement
- Children’s Puppet Theater Halloween Games and Funhouse – Robin Helm,
- Veteran’s Day – Pam Anderson & Barney Barnett: first of the four year exhibit of the 150-year anniversary of the Civil War.
- Ball & Exhibit – by Hoyt Ritchie – Nov or Dec, TBA
- Collection for the History Book of Lincoln County. Needed are typists, editors, and graphic artists. We need Volunteers.