Museum of the Red River

category : Museums
Museum of the Red River The Museum of the Red River attracts both scholars and vacationers with its outstanding American Indian collections and informative exhibits. Local prehistory and early Indian history is featured, but the museum's broader purpose is to further knowledge and appreciation of all Native American cultures. The visitor can experience the rich diversity of Indian life over two continents, from ancient past to present day, in the frequently changed exhibits.

Founded in 1975 through the Quintus and Mary Herron Foundation, the museum is a tribute to Mr. Herron's Choctaw heritage and interest in Indian art and artifacts. Small enough for a relaxed informality, it enjoys a national reputation for fine quality holdings and cooperative research projects and receives professional recognition as a resource for prehistoric study of the region.

Mr. Herron's long career as a forester is reflected in a division of the Foundation currently under development, the Herron Aboretum and Nature Center. This sixty-acre public park-to-be incorporates an area of natural woodland within the city limits of Idabel. When complete, the aboretum will be a wildlife sanctuary with spring flowering trees, fall foliage trees, wildflower plots, lakes, nature trails and a study center. KEEP IN TOUCH!

Admission: Free Admission
Hours: Tues - Sat, 10 to 5. Sun 11am-4pm
Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
Large group tours, please call for an appointment
Address: 812 East Lincoln Road
Phone: 580-286-3616
Our Email:
Located at the south edge of Idabel on US 70 Bypass, just east of US 259 intersection

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