The Three Valley Museum opened in 1976. The name comes from the book written by Henry McCreary, titled "Queen of Three Valleys," about Durant.
Durant is located in the heart of the Red, Blue and Washita River valleys.
The museum is operated by the Durant Historical Society. The goal of the society is to represent Durant and Bryan County from its beginning in 1873 to the present. The museum is for adults as well as children to enjoy.
The museum features and early day law office and a doctor's office. Other areas include a child's room, parlor, and general store.
The museum has a gift shop with various Choctaw books, stickers and T-shirts. It also sells the books "Queen of Three Valleys," "The Story of Durant" and "Pioneer Judge - The Life of Robert L. Williams."
Interesting items and exhibits include:
1946 Pump Organ
1860 piano shipped up the Red River
1896 Presidential Campaign button for William J. Bryan ( Bryan County is named after him)
1812 cobbler's bench
Medical saddlebags from the 1890s
1920s flapper dress
Pictures of early downtown Durant
Memorabilia of the Durant GIs' Baseball Team
Memorabilia from Durant High School
Memorabilia from Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Potter's Sausage display
Various displays on Robert L. Williams, Oklahoma's third governor
Much, much more.
Hours: M-F 1-5
Address: 4th & Main
Come visit us in Durant, Oklahoma