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Oklahoma History Center

Oklahoma History Center

Explore Smithsonian quality exhibits that bring to life the voice and visions of Oklahoma. Experience more than 50 topics and 2,000 artifacts reflecting Oklahoma's inspiring and adventurous past. Educate yourself and your family through cutting edge research and interpretive programs of Oklahoma's rich and diverse history.

Stories, spirits, triumphs and tragedy... the Oklahoma History Center is your opportunity to experience Oklahoma's inspiring and adventurous past.

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Featured Articles

The world’s most prominent actress risked her career by standing up to one of Hollywood’s mega-studios, proving that behind the beauty was also a very savvy businesswoman. 

Rarely has the full story been told about how a famed botanist, a pioneering female journalist, and First Lady Helen Taft battled reluctant bureaucrats to bring Japanese cherry trees to Washington. 

Often thought to have been a weak president, Carter was strong-willed in doing what he thought was right, regardless of expediency or the political fallout.

Why have thousands of U.S. banks failed over the years? The answers are in our history and politics.

In his Second Inaugural Address, Abraham Lincoln embodied leading in a time of polarization, political disagreement, and differing understandings of reality.