Eastern Trails Museum

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Eastern Trails Museum Anyone interested in learning more about Vinita's history is invited to visit the Eastern Trails Museum. We have an extensive collection of historically important photographs, artifacts, as well as information on Vinnie Ream, Will Rogers and other noted figures. See life as it was in a re-created post office, general store, printing office, doctor's office, in addition to Indian history and train and military items.

The museum, located behind the Vinita Public Library, houses an excellent collection of firearms, including relics of the Battle of Cabin Creek. The Battle of Cabin Creek is also reenacted every third year in October since 1992 in Vinita. Each triennial event celebrates what confederate president Jefferson Davis termed, "the most complete battle" of the civil war; known to union historians as the "Disaster at Cabin Creek." The battle is reenacted with near perfect precision at a site near the original location. Of the 88 battles and skirmishes that took place in Indian Territory, the "second" Battle of Cabin Creek was the most significant.

Admission: Admission is Free
Hours: Monday-Saturday 1:30-4
Closed Sunday and Holidays
Address: 215 W Illinois, behind the Vinita Public Library
Phone: 918-256-2115
Group tours; handicapped accessible; motorcoach parking For more information on attending the historic Battle of Cabin Creek Reenactment, call (918) 256-7133.

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There are 38 recognized pre-statehood and early statehood era homes in Vinita. Self-guided walking tours and maps with narratives on the homes are available at the Eastern Trails Museum and the Vinita Chamber of Commerce. Listed below are a few examples.

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