Bartlesville Area History Museum, Bartlesville

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The Bartlesville Area History Museum, a 10,000 sq. ft. facility is located on the top floor of the City Center, a historic building that once was home to the Hotel Maire during the Bartlesville oil boom.

The community has a rich and colorful heritage with roots traced back to the Delaware, Cherokee and Osage peoples who lived in the region before the arrival of white settlers.

Through photographs, artifacts and video, Bartlesville’s heritage unfolds with stories of oilmen, Indian chiefs, ranchers, bankers, outlaws, school teachers, smelter workers, shop clerks and many others who helped to shape a tiny frontier settlement into a modern city.

That history unfolds for visitors to the museum with interactive displays, exceptional photography and intriguing artifacts. One of the museum’s most popular attractions is a talking animated likeness of Frank Griggs, pioneer photographer who spent seven decades documenting Bartlesville life.
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  • I am a native of Bartlesville and I have visited our local museum a couple of times. It is always interesting for a local but may not be very exciting for someone from out of town.  more »
  • This is an excellent little museum filled with so much of Bartlesville’s rich and interesting history. Driving through town, it’s obvious that there’s much more to the town than meets the eye, and the...  more »
  • The Bartlesville Area History Museum is a hidden secret in town! Take a trip to the 5th floor where you can experience what it was like in a one room school house. They have school marms who dress the...  more »
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