Ward & Meibergen Exhibition Hall
As you make your way through our five state-of-the-art galleries you will explore the history and development of the Cherokee Strip. You will meet an array of historical figures and be inspired by the character traits that made them great leaders.
With 6,000 square feet of exhibit space, you will discover:
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Learn about life before the Land Run, and how the Run changed the course of history.
The Land & The People Gallery
Hear the stories of settlers in the years after they staked their claims.
Dave Donaldson Oil & Gas Gallery
Experience one of the best natural resource galleries in the state.
Allen Family Enid Gallery
Discover communities throughout Northwest Oklahoma, and the story of Enid's emergence as the center of commerce and culture.
Thelma Gungoll Phillips University Gallery
Celebrate the founding and history of the first private university in the state.
Annual Themed Changing Cases
This section of our permanent gallery changes from year to year, highlighting special additional features of Northwest Oklahoma history.
2016 - Ladies of the Cherokee Strip: Steadfast and Stylish