PO Box 459, 410 W Moore, Henryetta Oklahoma 74437
The Museum is located in Henryetta's 1905 one-room school. The building also served as the first public library, First Presbyterian Church, VFW and American Legion headquarters, Boy Scout house, Red Cross headquarters during WWI.
The Museum is the official home of the Joseph W. Hardin photography collection. Hardin was the official photographer for Governor "Alfalfa Bill" Murray and for the Frisco Railroad, was invited to presidential innaugurations for over 40 years, and even worked on the Panama Canal.
In addition to the photographic collection, the Museum houses sixteen-time World Champion Cowboy and inventor of the mechanical bull Jim Shoulders' 1955 championship saddle and other memorabilia. Coal mining, oil drilling and other local historical artifacts give the museum a unique quality not found in larger museums.
The Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and by appointment. Admission is free, a $2.00 donation is appreciated.
Other History nearby:
(Muskogee) Ataloa Lodge
(Shawnee) Bob Townsend's Classic Autos & Antiques
(Meeker) Carl Hubbell Museum
(Indianola) Choate House Museum
(Okmulgee) Creek Council House Museum
(Checotah) Deep Fork Nature Center
05/11 Coming to The Henryetta area
OK Mozart Festival Bartlesville OK June9-15 Oklahoma's Premier Music Festival,
OK Mozart brings the highest quality professional musical and cultural experience to the state of Oklahoma and the middle United States.
National Poultry Festival Rogers AR June14-15 In addition to a music concert, the weekend events includes a golf tournament, fishing tournament, skeet shoot, horseshoe tournament, ladies luncheon, motorcycle rally, kids’ activities, ice cream socials, a barbecue cooking contest, and a barbecue fair where delicious food can be sampled.
Tulsa Greek Festival Tulsa OK September19-21 Build your own Greek dinner, enjoy some Greek desserts, buy a Greek cookbook with an area flavor, and imagine the sights, sounds, and smells of Mediterranean life.
Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival West Newton PA August24-September29 Jousters will compete in the Jousting Arena, while the smallest of the kingdom can enjoy their time in the New Children's Realm. Also a Pirate’s Pub and a New upscale Crafts Marketplace. Weekends only.
Arkansas Apple Festival Lincoln AR October4-6 The centerpiece of the festival is the unequalled variety of arts and crafts, featuring works of some of the most talented artisans in the Ozarks. One of the highlights of the Arkansas Apple Festival is the Apple Core Throwing Contest, a test of strength, accuracy, aerodynamics, and just plain luck.