Tonkawa, Oklahoma

Ad Buck Museum of Science and History

category : Museums
The A.D. Buck Museum of Science and History was founded in 1913 by Mr. C. E. Johnson who was a biology instructor. One of his courses was taxidermy and work from this course led to many of the early specimens in the museum. The Museum was housed in Wilkin Hall prior to its burning in 1914 and then was housed in North/Harold Hall until 1968 when it was moved into its own building.

From the 1930's to 1966, the museum was directed by A. D. Buck. During this era, it was named the Yellow Bull Museum after a Nez Perce chief. It also expanded to a collection of both scientific items as well as historical items. In 1968 after the retirement of Mr. Buck, the Museum was named in his honor.

The Museum collects items of historical and scientific interest to the service area of the college, Kay county and all adjacent counties. The main parts of the collection include:

1. NOC History
2. Pioneer History
3. Military History
4. Three Sands Oil Field
5. Tonkawa Prisoner of War Camp
6. Big V Ranch
7. Mounted Specimens of Birds and Mammals
8. The Herbert Walther Mineral/Fossil Collection (Housed in the Crowder Science Hall)

Admission: Admission is free.
Hours: Hours Vary: 2:00-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments available.
Open by student workers.
Address: 1220 East Grand, North & Pine St, Northern Oklahoma College.
Phone: 580-628-3318

Come visit us in Tonkawa, Oklahoma

More Museums near Tonkawa, Oklahoma

Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center

The museum plays host to various traveling exhibits which have included Comanche artists from the Southern Plains Indian Muse...

Hal Muldrow Heliport

Oklahoma Army National Guard helicopter pilot training base, Vietnam-era helicopters on display. ...

Ad Buck Museum of Science and History Related Videos

Amazing Museum Opening Shortly

Amazing Museum Opening Shortly For more Latest and Breaking News Headlines SUBSCRIBE to youtube news bloopers,hilarious youtube videos ...

Supermassive backhole detector ready for business

Construction of the world's largest and most powerful observatory designed to detect and analyze gamma rays has been completed in Mexico. Gamma ray particles are considered the most energetic...

TACAMO History Channel

Video clip of the TACAMO mission, recorded for the History Channel. This video features some of the real heros who keep our country safe. Thank you to all who serve in the military!

Ravishing Beasts - MOV taxidermy exhibit

Ravishing Beasts: The strangely alluring world of taxidermy. An exhibit presented by the Museum of Vancouver October 22, 2009 to February 28, 2010. Come be confronted by taxidermy's visual...

Rihanna - Rehab

Rihanna - Rehab.

5 Unique Careers You Won't Believe Exist | What the Stuff?!

Tired of your boring job? If you want to go back and start a new career, you have some weirder options than you might realize. Subscribe Twitter