Bartlesville Area History Museum
401 S. Johnstone Ave.
City Center Bldg., 5th Floor
Bartlesville, OK 74003
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Travel back in time to experience the growth and development of Bartlesville and the surrounding area at the Bartlesville Area History Museum. Revolving exhibits are sure to please family members of all ages. Permanent exhibits include historical documents, artifacts and photographs of the growth and development of Bartlesville and the surrounding areas through the oil boom. You will learn about the Nellie Johnstone No. 1 - the first commercial oil well in Oklahoma; the composer of the 12th Street Rag - Frances Yates; Indian Territory; Cooweescoowee District and much more.
Children can experience the stories and lives of pioneer leaders such as Nelson Franklin Carr who served during the Civil War in the 6th Kansas Calvary at the musem. They can visit the one room school built by Carr and his wife that served as the first school in Bartlesville. Visitors will learn what education was like for 3rd and 4th graders in Bartlesville in 1910.
Bartlesville Area History Museum also has displays on the history of oil and mineral production, Native American tribes Cherokee, Delaware and Osage, and information about photographer Frank Griggs.
Don't forget to stop by the BAHM gift shop and browse through books, souvenirs and other great gift ideas.