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Washita County Museum


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Washita County Museum The Washita County Museum is housed in the Carnegie Library which was constructed with the assistance of funds provided by steel magnate, Andrew Carnegie. This building features the original stained glass window transoms, and, with the exception of the roof and entry door, the exterior has not been altered since its construction in 1911. This building, designed by architect A. A. Crowell, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The museum features a 1900 Schoolhouse, Chuck wagon, circa 1890, farm and home displays, and other items and records of Washita County development from 1890 to the present.


Admission: Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
Hours: Open every Friday and every 2nd Sunday from 2PM to 4PM
Address: 105 E. First
Phone: 580-832-2053
Tour Group Services: Advance Tour Group Reservations Required, Motorcoach Parking (Free), Guided group tours by appointment

Come visit us in Cordell, Oklahoma

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Centennial Park on the Square

Visitors will enjoy relaxing by the fountain in Centennial Park on the Square adjacent to the picturesque Courthouse.

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Washita Theater

The grand tradition of the Washita Theater has returned to the City of New Cordell. Over 50 years has passed since the days of the Saturday matinee, the preview, and the news reel ... and now the art deco splendor of the Washita will be home to a new generation of movies and movie-goers!

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Washita County Courthouse

The imposing Washita County Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was designed by Solomon Andrew Layton in 1910 and completed in 1911, and has been called the "Grandfather of Oklahoma's Courthouses."

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First National Bank Building

. L. Hull, long-time president of the First National Bank, was instrumental in the construction of both the old First National Bank Building in 1909-1910 and the Carnegie Library in 1911. He is seen above in the right corner of the 1910 photo of the bank'

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Florence Hospital

This photo shows the 1911-1912 Florence Hospital. The hospital, named for the wife of Cordell doctor A. H. Bungardt, was housed on the second floor of this building until the Cordell Memorial Hospital was built in 1957. Photos of the interior include one of the door to the fathers'

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