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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

Ponca Chief, Standing Bear

Standing Bear won the battle for himself and for all Native Americans to become "persons" under United States law. His fight for his land and his dignity has been recorded as one of the first victories for civil rights in America.

Ponca City, OK Ethnic Heritage

Cultural Center Museum & Visitors Center

The Ponca City Cultural Center Museum is the former home of Ernest Whitworth Marland, tenth Governor of Oklahoma, who came to Ponca City to visit the 101 Ranch. He remained to build a vast oil empire. He was the founder and president of Marland Oil Company, now Conoco Inc.

Ponca City, OK Museums

Lake Ponca

For maximum enjoyment, scenic Lake Ponca is divided into two areas -- one for sailboats and fishing, the other for motorboats and skiing. Outdoor lovers will enjoy a picnic, a campout, or a hike through the Nature Center.

Ponca City, OK Recreation

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


Things to do Arts near Ponca City, OK

Senior Citizen Dances

Held the third Saturday of every month, the public is invited to attend these fun dances geared towards senior citizens....