No Man's Land Museum

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No Man's Land Museum Since its establishment in 1934 by surviving pre-Territorial pioneers from all parts of the Oklahoma Panhandle, the No Man's Land Museum has served as a comprehensive museum of the Oklahoma Panhandle and adjacent regions.

The 11 room, 10,000 square foot brick, concrete, and steel Museum facility devotes 4 of its rooms to items used in the daily lives of the early ranchers and homesteaders, of those who later beat the double burden of Depression and Dustbowl, and of those who witnessed the emergence of the modern Panhandle.

A large 5th room displays chipped stone tools, grinding stones, pottery, and other items used in the more ancient lifeways of Native Americans in the region.

A 6th room is devoted to exhibits of paleontological and geological items, while an adjacent

7th room presents an array of preserved animals.

An 8th room provides a small gallery for local artists, displays of art from the Museum's collection, and traveling exhibits.

Unique Items:

- An unusually extensive collection of Plains "arrowheads";
- a catlinite "peace pipe" presented in 1923 to a Hooker resident by Blackfoot Chief Two Guns
Whitecalf, whose profile graces the "Buffalo nickel";
- fine examples of beadwork and porcupine quillwork;
- over 500 pieces of Beaver River alabaster carved by the Ducketts of Baker as an independently
developed folk art they began in the 1930s;
- dinosaur footprints and natural casts from the Kenton vicinity;
- the first printing press to cross the Mississippi;
- the two desks used by the two Panhandle delegates at the 1906 Oklahoma Constitutional convention;
- antique quilts;
- a horsedrawn hearse and freightwagons;
- a large barbed wire collection;
- Oklahoma Panhandle State University memorabilia;
- a collection of 19th Century carpentry tools;
- an antique cameras collection:
- a photo gallery and biographies of Guymon's Pioneer Queens;
- an informative ten-panel exhibition the history and modern economy of the Panhandle

For an informative brochure written by Dr. Kenneth R. Turner on the Creation of No Man's Land and Why This Region is Called "No Man's Land", contact Dr. Turner at the Museum.

Admission: Admission to the museum is free and groups are welcome.
Hours: June - August Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
September - May Hours:
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am -12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Address: 207 West Sewell Street (Sewell and North E Street)
Phone: 580-349-2670
Our Email:
Organized groups wishing to visit the Museum can make special arrangements to visit at any time.

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