Edmond Historical Society and Museum
EDMOND HISTORY SOCIETY AND MUSEUM: CELEBRATING THE EDMOND’S HISTORY THROUGH PRESERVATION & EDUCATION.
You will immediately be able to enter the history of Edmond Historical Society & Museum when you step through its front door.
As Edmond continues to thrive and its citizens shine to the forefront, our exhibits tell ever-changing tales. We acknowledge our roots by highlighting the history and contributions of Native Peoples to the state before it became a state. Edmond grew from a small train stop to the bustling city it is today with the advent of the railroad in 1886, and the Land Run in 1889. Edmond was home to Oklahoma’s first schoolhouse and first church. This is a testimony to the influence of education and religion on Edmond. Edmond was founded on agriculture, but all aspects of technology, commerce, and industry are represented. Edmond retains its small-town atmosphere, enhanced by strong arts presence. EHS&M celebrates Edmond’s rich culture!
The museum has interesting exhibits about Edmond and offers a Research Library & Genealogical Center and a Children’s Learning Center. All of this is free. You should also keep an eye out for our classes and entertaining programs. To schedule a group visit to the museum with at least 10 people, please call or email ahead. Contact Anna at 405-340-0178 or by email.
The museum is located in the former armory for the 179th Infantry, 45th Division (Oklahoma National Guard). Built in native sandstone, the historic building was constructed by the WPA in 1936 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places (in 1991).