The Greater Southwest Historical Museum
Oklahoma is rich with culture and history, and it is genuinely intriguing how well history is being preserved through museums such as the Greater Southwest Historical Museum in Ardmore, Okla.
The museum's purpose is to collect, preserve and interpret the social, cultural and economic history of south-central Oklahoma, with special emphasis on Ardmore and Carter County.
If nothing else, you could always show your children what school could have been like if they were born a few generations sooner. Back when it snowed year-round, the walk to and from school was uphill, and they only made socks with holes.
This museum is really well organized. It’s divided into three sections: military, transportation and technology and Ardmore history. There are also rotating exhibits so you get a fresh experience each time you visit the museum.
Just a little information on the town of Ardmore: it’s been burnt down and blown up – and it’s lived to tell about it. In a nutshell, it’s Oklahoma strong.
If you’re an American, an Oklahoman, or a person who loves history, this museum is a must-stop.
The Greater Southwest Historical Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free.