Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum: Oklahoma City, OK

Hey friend! Welcome back to another post! Today, we’re talking about the Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum and Memorial. There are pieces in the museum collection from across the United States, across Oklahoma, and even a piece from the London Fire Brigade. Let’s go look around! *All photos used in this post were taken inside andContinue reading “Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum: Oklahoma City, OK”

Edmond Historical Society & Museum: Edmond, OK

Hey friend! Welcome back to another post! Today, we’re talking about the Edmond Historical Society Museum in Edmond, Oklahoma. Let’s get started! *All photos used in this post were taken by myself at the Edmond Historical Society Museum in Edmond, Oklahoma. Armory & Museum History Armory History The Edmond Historical Society is housed in theContinue reading “Edmond Historical Society & Museum: Edmond, OK”

Oklahoma Territorial Museum: Guthrie, OK

Hey friend! Welcome back to another post! Today, we’re talking about the Oklahoma Territorial Museum in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Their collections cover the creation of the Unassigned Lands, the Land Run of 1889, homesteading, territorial government, and state government. But first, a little bit of Oklahoma history for you! Oklahoma Territory existed from 1890-1907 when itContinue reading “Oklahoma Territorial Museum: Guthrie, OK”

Oklahoma Sports Museum: Guthrie, OK

Hey friend! Welcome back to another post. Today, we’re talking about the Oklahoma Sports Museum located in Guthrie, Oklahoma. They claim to have “the largest collection of Oklahoma Sports artifacts anywhere.” This could very well be true because the museum features nearly every sport you could think of – baseball, football, basketball, softball, rodeo, running, andContinue reading “Oklahoma Sports Museum: Guthrie, OK”

Oklahoma Frontier Drugstore Museum: Guthrie, OK

Hey friend! Welcome to another post! Today, we’re talking about the Oklahoma Frontier Drugstore Museum in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Rumor has it that some of the pieces from this museum we used in a movie being released later this fall (2022)! Keep reading to find out which movie… Let’s get started! Museum History The Oklahoma FrontierContinue reading “Oklahoma Frontier Drugstore Museum: Guthrie, OK”

L.A. Cann Gardens & Estate: Ponca City, OK

Hey friend! Welcome back to another post! Today, we’re talking about the Lester and Mary Cann Memorial Gardens and Estate in Ponca City, Oklahoma. The Welcome plaque in front of the garden claims “the Cann Garden is a museum for living plants.” The Cann Garden features an “important collection of plants in a display setting.”Continue reading “L.A. Cann Gardens & Estate: Ponca City, OK”

1889 Territorial Schoolhouse: Edmond, OK

Hey friend! Welcome back to another post. Today, we’re talking about the 1889 Territorial Schoolhouse in Edmond, Oklahoma. I had driven by it before, but had never been inside – so it was really cool to finally be able to see it! Let’s go look around and talk about the fascinating history! The schoolhouse is estimatedContinue reading “1889 Territorial Schoolhouse: Edmond, OK”

Carnegie Library: Guthrie, OK

Hey friend! Welcome back to another post! Today, we’re talking about the Carnegie Library in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Let’s get started! *All photos in this post were taken by myself at the Carnegie Library in Guthrie, Oklahoma unless otherwise noted in the image captions. Carnegie Library History Inside the Library The Carnegie Library in Guthrie wasContinue reading “Carnegie Library: Guthrie, OK”

Washington School Exhibit @ The Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar: Stillwater, OK

Hey friend! Welcome back to another post. Today is a special post because I am reviewing an exhibit about the Washington School that my former graduate school advisor, Dr. Laura J. Arata created! It was on display at the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar and the Stillwater Public Library. The Washington School was the all-BlackContinue reading “Washington School Exhibit @ The Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar: Stillwater, OK”

Nancy Randolph Davis Statue: Stillwater, Oklahoma

Hey friend! Welcome back to another post – today, we’re talking about Nancy Randolph Davis. She was the first African American enrollee at Oklahoma A&M College, a Civil Rights pioneer in Oklahoma, and an educator for over 40 years. Let’s go learn about her amazing story and the legacy she has left behind! “I didn’tContinue reading “Nancy Randolph Davis Statue: Stillwater, Oklahoma”

Heritage Hall (OSU Sports Museum): Stillwater, OK

Hey friend! Welcome back to another post! Today, We’re talking about Heritage Hall at Oklahoma State University on the West side of Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Oklahoma. This museum is dedicated to OSU athletics and has some really cool stuff that has been donated by athletes, alumni, and fans! Let’s go look around at someContinue reading “Heritage Hall (OSU Sports Museum): Stillwater, OK”

Conoco Museum: Ponca City, OK

Hey friend! Welcome back to another post! Today, we’re talking about the Conoco Museum in Ponca City, Oklahoma. This will be a continuation of the oil history in the area. Please see the posts about Marland’s Grand Home and the Marland Mansion for more of the history of oil in Ponca City. Let’s go seeContinue reading “Conoco Museum: Ponca City, OK”

Poncan Theater: Ponca City, OK

Hey friend – welcome back to another post! Today, we’re talking about the historic Poncan Theatre in Ponca City, Oklahoma. This beautiful theater is located on Grand Avenue in the heart of downtown Ponca City. Let’s go look around! The Poncan Theatre is located in the historic district of downtown Ponca City. It was placedContinue reading “Poncan Theater: Ponca City, OK”

The Matzene Art Collection @ The Ponca City Public Library: Ponca City, OK

Hey friend! Welcome back to another post! Today, we’re talking about the Richard Gordon Matzene Art Collection at the Ponca City Public Library. This article will discuss the history of the library, the story of Richard Gordon Matzene, and the Matzene Art Collection. So, let’s get started! TRAVEL TIP: When you enter the library goContinue reading “The Matzene Art Collection @ The Ponca City Public Library: Ponca City, OK”

Holmberg Hall @ The University of Oklahoma: Norman, OK

Hey friend! Welcome back to another post! Today, we’re talking about the historic Holmberg Hall located on the University of Oklahoma (OU) campus in Norman, Oklahoma. Students across several generations have honed their skills as performers in this building and continue to do so today. They have gone on to become singers, actors, dancers, andContinue reading “Holmberg Hall @ The University of Oklahoma: Norman, OK”

The Marland Mansion: Ponca City, OK (Part 2/2)

Hey friend! Welcome back to another post! Today, we’re going to continue talking about the Marland Family from Ponca City, Oklahoma. This post will discuss the Marland Mansion, also known as the “palace on the prairie.” First, if you haven’t already, I recommend reading the article about the Marland’s Grand Home! That article gives theContinue reading “The Marland Mansion: Ponca City, OK (Part 2/2)”

The Marland’s Grand Home: Ponca City, OK (Part 1/2)

Hey friend! Welcome back to another post! Today, we are talking about the Marland’s Grand Home in Ponca City, Oklahoma. The Marland’s Grand Home has undergone several restoration projects thanks to generous donors. Today, the home is in pristine condition. Marland’s Grand Home is located on Grand Avenue and should not be confused with theContinue reading “The Marland’s Grand Home: Ponca City, OK (Part 1/2)”

Teaching Advice from Experienced Educators

Hey y’all! Welcome back to another post, today we are going to talk about some advice that experienced educators would give first year educators. I began teaching in August 2021 and reached out to my online community on Facebook and Instagram asking teacher friends to give me their best advice. I have posted the wisdomContinue reading “Teaching Advice from Experienced Educators”

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art: Norman, OK

Hey friend! Welcome to another post! Today, we are looking at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman, Oklahoma. This is a really cool art museum located on the campus of the University of Oklahoma (OU). There is over 40,000 square feet of exhibition space that features artworks from around the world! TRAVELContinue reading “Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art: Norman, OK”

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters: Omaha, NE

Hey friend! Welcome back to another blog! We’re doing things a little differently today, I am going to tell you about my trip to Omaha, Nebraska from the Fall of 2013. I was a senior in high school back then! The FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) Regional Conference was held in OmahaContinue reading “Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters: Omaha, NE”