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Osage County Historical Museum

Triangle Museum
Steam & Gas Engine Show

Oil & Gas History
Steam & Gas Engine Show
Oklahoma is known world-wide for its wealth of petroleum products. Join us in revisiting the days of the oil boom. See first-hand how the discover of "black gold" in transformed everything from farming to architecture in North Central Oklahoma.

The Osage County Historical Museum - Pawhuska
One of the three museums in and around Pawhuska, the Osage County Historical Museum is housed in the historic Santa Fe Depot built in 1922. The museum features exhibits on Indian, pioneer, oil heritage, Boy Scouts and western heritage. Most notably, memorabilia and the history of the first U.S. Boy Scout troop founded in Pawhuska are on exhibit.

Other points of interest located on the museum grounds include two rail cars actually used by the Santa Fe Railroad between Kansas and Pawhuska, two gazebos ( one 1890), and a restored one room school house (Edith Layton School House).

Hours: Monday through Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday, 12pm - 5pm

Admission to the museum is free.

Air Conditioned and Wheel Chair Ramps

700 North Lynn Avenue ( One block north of the only stop light on Main Street - US Hiway 60)
(918) 287-9924

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The Oklahoma Steam & Gas Engine Show - Pawnee
All roads lead to Pawnee the first full weekend in May for three days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) for one of the largest displays of the giant machines at work in the country ... The largest in the southwest. A festival of fun, food, arts and crafts, antiques, flea markets, parades, and entertainment. A day in times gone by.

The Oklahoma Steam Threshing and Gas engine Association was originally called the Oklahoma Steam Threshers association when it was organized in Waukomis, Oklahoma in 1966. It is a state chartered, non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the history and agriculture of the plains states. Each member owns and maintains his own collection of equipment with restoration done throughout the year in preparation for demonstrating the farming methods of the early 1900s.

Admission is $5 for those over age 12, and all proceeds are used for fuel, advertising, insurance, and building costs.

For more information

Steam Engine Show
P.O. Box 472
Pawnee, OK 74058
Pawnee Chamber of Commerce

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