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Pioneer Woman Museum

 

 

The Pioneer Woman Museum showcases the history of women in Oklahoma and their influence on the development of the state and nation and preserves the legacy of women from all races, creeds, and nationalities who have made significant contributions to the history of Oklahoma. The world-famous 30 ft. tall bronze statue commemorating the heroic character of the women who braved dangers and hardships to settle in Oklahoma is featured.

In 1957, ground was broken for construction of a 3000 sq. ft. museum to feature the relics of pioneer life. The Pioneer Woman Museum was dedicated on September 16, 1958, with a dedicatory address by Governor Raymond Gary. In 1991 the Pioneer Woman Museum came under the direction of the Oklahoma Historical Society and in 1996, a major expansion project began. The Pioneer Woman Museum was rededicated in April 1998 with the completion of the expansion project, adding 7000 sq. ft. (for a total of 10,000 sq. ft.) to the building.

The Pioneer Woman now features exhibits showcasing women who have pioneered in various fields throughout Oklahoma’s history, up to the present day; educational activities for young and old; and information and artifacts about the daily life of Oklahoma’s Cherokee Strip homesteaders.

 

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