POINT OF INTEREST - OKLAHOMA HISTORY CENTER
Positioned on eighteen acres, this 215,000 square foot learning center is sure to impress. From Oklahoman exhibits to learning programs, the Oklahoma History Center has something for everyone. More information here.
- Inasmuch Gallery: This gallery features Oklahoma’s economic development divided into five time periods. This gallery is meant to teach the viewer about the businesses of Oklahoma, and how they have evolved over time.
- ONEOK, Inc. Gallery: This exhibit features all thirty-eight federally recognized American Indian tribes that are associated with Oklahoma. Explore the historic past of the tribes, and experience the contemporary counterpart as well.
- Gaylord Special Exhibit Gallery: Gaylord Special Exhibit Gallery pays tribute to the early pioneers of Oklahoma aviation and space exploration. Make sure to check out the main centerpiece, which is the Skylab 4 Apollo Command Module. Oklahoma played a huge part in space exploration, and this exhibit pays homage to this.
- Devon Great Hall: In the Devon Great Hall is a replica of the famous Winnie Mae airplane.
- Chesapeake Event Center and Gallery: This center has rotating exhibits, so there’s something new every now and then! Currently on display is an exhibit about prohibition in Oklahoma. Call ahead of time to see what is on display before you arrive.
- The History of Disabilities in Oklahoma: This exhibit explains the lives of those in the past with disabilities, and how Oklahoma made accomodations for them over time. Through a series of digital photographs, viewers can see pioneers for disabilities, and how they helped society learn about their disabilities.
- Photography before Statehood: This exhibit has a selection of images by twelve photographers who recorded the land, people, events, and places in Oklahoma. This exhibit is an exploration of images before Oklahoma became a state.
- Classes and Programs: The Oklahoma History Center preserves and shares Oklahoma history through a series of classes and programs. Another great location.
- History Day: Students are encouraged to research historical events in Oklahoma, based on an annual theme. The Oklahoma History Center encourages people all across the state to participate.
- Chesapeake Event Center and Gallery: This is an incredible place for any event that you’d like to host. This venue boasts wood walls, granite highlights, and artwork from the State Capitol. This event center is perfect for weddings, meetings, banquets, and holiday parties.
- American indian: There is an extensive American Indian artifact collection. Find out more about Oklahoma’s rich American Indian history with this museum collection.
- Military: This exhibit covers different aspects of history in terms of the military in Oklahoma.
- Photographs: Spend time looking at photographs from the past as you engage in this wonderful exhibit about Oklahoma culture.
- Textiles: Experience what textiles were like in the past in Oklahoma, from fabrics to handbags.