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”

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)”

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”

OSU ROTC Thatcher Hall Air Park: Stillwater, OK

Hey Friend! Welcome back to another post! Today, we are talking about the OSU ROTC Thatcher Hall Air Park at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Thatcher Hall is home to the Air Force and Army ROTC. The park contains old military equipment and an old plane! The park is free to walk around andContinue reading “OSU ROTC Thatcher Hall Air Park: Stillwater, OK”

Christmas Gift Ideas from Museum Gift Shops

Hey friend! Welcome back to another post! Today, I am going to give you a few gift ideas you can find in museum gift shops! These gift ideas would be perfect for Christmas presents, birthday presents, or “I was thinking about you when I saw this” presents. Let’s get started! So, I love visiting museumsContinue reading “Christmas Gift Ideas from Museum Gift Shops”

Where to Find Museum Discounts in Oklahoma!

Hey friend! Welcome back to another post. Today, I am going to tell you where to find discounts and passes to Oklahoma museums. I love, love, love going to museums! But I also understand that museum visits can get expensive… Keep reading for tips on how to find museum discounts in Oklahoma! ***These discount sitesContinue reading “Where to Find Museum Discounts in Oklahoma!”

American Banjo Museum: Oklahoma City, OK

Hey there! Welcome back to another museum post! Today, I’m going to tell you about the American Banjo Museum located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This museum is in the heart of Bricktown so there’s a lot of other fun places to visit besides the museum! Museum History The museum was originally located in Guthrie, OklahomaContinue reading “American Banjo Museum: Oklahoma City, OK”

Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame & Jim Thorpe Museum: Oklahoma City, OK

Hey friend! Are you ready for another museum adventure?! Today I am reviewing the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and Jim Thorpe Museum located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is attached to the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark! This museum is another hidden gem in Oklahoma City! My dad and I were driving through Bricktown and IContinue reading “Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame & Jim Thorpe Museum: Oklahoma City, OK”

Jones Historical Society Museum: Jones, OK

The Jones Historical Society Museum is located in Jones, Oklahoma. I had the privilege of stopping by their museum and looking around! They have a cool collection of local history items and an old railroad car next to the museum! Museum History The Jones Historical Society Museum was founded in 2001 by a group ofContinue reading “Jones Historical Society Museum: Jones, OK”

Lessons I Learned From Working in Museums

Hey friend – welcome back! Today, I am going to tell some of the things I learned from volunteering in a local history museum, working in a children’s museum, and through my virtual internship with History Colorado. I learned so many lessons and I’m excited to share them with you! Let’s get started! 🙂 StillwaterContinue reading “Lessons I Learned From Working in Museums”

99’s Museum of Women Pilots: Oklahoma City, OK

The 99’s Museum of Women Pilots is dedicated to preserving the history of women in early aviation to present day. This museum is a hidden gem located on the grounds of the Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City. Museum History The 99’s Museum of Women Pilots was opened in 1999 – but that’s not whyContinue reading “99’s Museum of Women Pilots: Oklahoma City, OK”

Rock Island Railroad Car: Choctaw, OK

The Rock Island Railroad Car is located in Choctaw, Oklahoma at the intersection of 23rd and Henney. Choctaw is a suburb of Oklahoma City so getting to this railroad car was super easy! It is a red-ish colored Rock Island railroad car – so you know what to look for! The train car is numberedContinue reading “Rock Island Railroad Car: Choctaw, OK”

Stillwater Museum of History at the Sheerar: Stillwater, OK

The Stillwater Museum of History at the Sheerar is a local history museum in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Their goal is to preserve Stillwater and Payne County history from Oklahoma Territory days to the present. *All photos were taken at the Stillwater Museum of History at the Sheerar in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Museum History The Stillwater History MuseumContinue reading “Stillwater Museum of History at the Sheerar: Stillwater, OK”

Harrah History Center: Harrah, OK

The Harrah History Center is managed by the Harrah Historical Society in Harrah, Oklahoma. This was a cute little town I visited in central Oklahoma. It’s located about 45 minutes East of Oklahoma City. Travel Tip: The museum is only open on certain days of the week. Currently, that day is Tuesday from 10-4 p.m.,Continue reading “Harrah History Center: Harrah, OK”

National Wrestling Hall of Fame: Stillwater, OK

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma. It sits on the Northeast end of the Oklahoma State University campus! I didn’t learn about this museum until I moved to Stillwater for college. My first visit was during spring break of my junior year – I had been in town for aContinue reading “National Wrestling Hall of Fame: Stillwater, OK”

Frank Eaton’s Historic Home & The Oklahoma Territorial Plaza: Perkins, OK

Hey friend! Welcome back to another museum adventure! Today, I want to tell you about Frank Eaton’s Historic Home and the Oklahoma Territorial Plaza. The Oklahoma Territorial Plaza was dedicated on September 20, 2008 in Perkins, Oklahoma. It was an official project of the Oklahoma Centennial commemoration in 2007. (The Oklahoma Centennial was November 16,Continue reading “Frank Eaton’s Historic Home & The Oklahoma Territorial Plaza: Perkins, OK”

Sam Noble Museum of Natural History: Norman, OK

Hey y’all! Welcome back to another museum review! Today, we’re visiting the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History in Norman, Oklahoma. I loved visiting this museum when I was little. My dad would take me, my sister, and my Nana to go see the dinosaurs. We lovingly called it the “Dinosaur Museum” and still callContinue reading “Sam Noble Museum of Natural History: Norman, OK”

Pioneer Woman Museum: Ponca City, OK

Today, we’re talking about the Pioneer Woman Museum in Ponca City! My first visit to this museum was during my first semester of graduate school. I needed to visit an archive for a project for my Historical Methods class which was related to my research. I study women’s history so what better place to visit,Continue reading “Pioneer Woman Museum: Ponca City, OK”

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum: Oklahoma City, OK

Hey y’all! Welcome back to another museum post! Today, we’re talking about one of my FAVORITE museums EVER! The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and the collection features cowboys, cowgirls, rodeo, Native American art, military history, and so much more! The museum does an excellent job of representingContinue reading “National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum: Oklahoma City, OK”