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Philomathic Pioneer Museum


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Philomathic Pioneer Museum There is no better place to learn of Anadarko's pioneer past than at the Anadarko Philomathic Museum. The museum is housed in the old Rock Island Depot, the famed train station where Jesse James' mother stopped for a drink of water.

The museum records the history of Anadarko as a boom town in a multitude of photographs. There are photos of the early days of the city, the flood of 1902 and Anadarko on her birthday, August 6, 1901.

Relics of the past are also on display, such as the Edison phonograph, which still works, and 35 records that go with the player. There is a turn-of-the-century telegraph machine which was used at the depot. A replica of the dispatcher's office is carefully maintained as are the replica of the general store and a pioneer doctor's office - complete with the equipment donated by the medical families of the community. Admire the American Indian Doll Collection, paintings, costumes, and artifacts.

The museum is operated by the City of Anadarko, but cared for by the Philomathic Club, a member of the Oklahoma General Federal of Women's Clubs which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Group Tours Welcome


Admission: Free Admission
Hours: Daily, 1 pm to 5 pm
Closed Mondays and Legal Holidays
Address: 311 East Main
Phone: 405-247-3240

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