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Osage County Historical Museum


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Osage County Historical Museum 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).Edith Layton School House


Admission: Admission to the museum is free.
Hours: Monday through Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday, 12pm - 5pm
Address: 700 North Lynn Avenue ( One block north of the only stop light on Main Street - US Hiway 60)
Phone: 918-287-9119
Our Email: ochm@husky-net.net
Our Website:www.osagecohistoricalmuseum.com

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Pawhuska City Hall

City Hall is located in the building which was the first Osage Tribal Council House. The present stone building, built in 1894, is the second building, as the original was destroyed by fire. The bell in the tower was used to call councilmen to meetings.

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First National Bank Historic Site

The First National Bank is on the site of the second Osage Agency as the original log cabin in the valley burned. The Osage Tribe built a hand-cut sandstone two-story building which housed the agency and commissary. In 1924, this current structure was built.

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Bronze Sculptures

"Okie Cowboy"

"I spent much of my boyhood with a cowboy, the genuine article. This bronze sculpture reminds me of him, a man who had time for a boy." - Pawhuska Sculptor, John D. Free

A gift to the city of Pawhuska from Strat and Bobbie Tolson, 2000

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Triangle Building

This is a rare, free-standing triangle building. As early buildings in Pawhuska were constructed, a triangle-shaped piece of land was left in the middle of town. It was a park with a two-story bandstand in the center. In 1915, this five-story, "flat-iron"

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