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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.

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

101 Ranch Memorial

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E.W. Marland

E.W. Marland was born May 8, 1874 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He studied to be an attorney, graduating from University of Michigan Law School at the age of nineteen. Marland?s years of practicing law led him to an interest in geology and a career in the oil industry. He prospered in

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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.

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Pioneer Woman Museum & Statue

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