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Ponca City Library Housing much more than books, the Ponca City Library is home to the unique Oriental and Western art collection of Richard Gordon Matzene. A commercial photographer and art collector who lived in Ponca City for more than thirty years, Mr. Matzene obtained many fine painting and art objects during his eight trips around the world. Upon his death in August of 1950, the library became the recipient of his magnificent collection.

The library has one of the largest genealogical sections in the state and a large collection of books about Oklahoma by Oklahoma authors.

The charming bronze, "Through the Eyes of a Child" by Jo Saylors a Ponca City artist, is located at the west entrance.


Admission: Free admission.
Hours: Mon-Thu 9 am - 9 pm, Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm.
Sun 2-5 pm (closed Sun, Jun-Aug)
Address: 5th and Grand
Phone: 580-767-0345
Guided tours available by advance reservation or pick up self-guided tour brochures.

Come visit us in Ponca City, Oklahoma

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Cann Memorial Garden Center

A pathway winds under a wisteria arbor around a lily pond and through spectacular color- coordinated beds of perennials, herbs and annuals in this peaceful botanical garden. The gardens were donated to the City of Ponca City by Elsie Cann Brown, daughter of L. A. and Mary Cann in August 1975.

Ponca City, OK Gardens


Marland Estate Mansion

Marland modeled his dream home after the Davanzati Palace in Florence, Italy. Breathtakingly beautiful, this "Palace on the Prairie"

Ponca City, OK Museums

Centennial Plaza

The Centennial Plaza, with its backdrop of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, was started as a project for the Centennial year of the 1893

Ponca City, OK Arts

101 Ranch Memorial

101 Ranch - A National Historic Landmark, this picnic area commemorates the 101 Ranch which was home to the hundreds of participants in the famous 101 Wild West Show. This show, which traveled throughout the world in the 1920

Ponca City, OK Memorials

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