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McAlester Building Foundation


category : Museums
The McAlester Building Foundation, in the old McAlester High School building, contains the Coal Miners Museum and several rooms of memorabilia. Featured are a series of historical exhibits organized in chronological order with hands-on displays including a collection of Native American artifacts, an exhibit detailing military history from the Civil War to present, and a high school memorabilia/graduate hall of fame section.

Open events are held each year including the Coal Miners Reunion, The Indian Festival, Heritage Day and the Ole Fashioned Christmas.


Admission: Free Admission
Hours: Open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, and weekends by appointment.
Closed holidays.
Address: 220 E Adams
Phone: 918) 423-2932
Group tours by arrangement, handicapped accessible, motorcaoch parking.

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Pioneer Coal Miner Memorial

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