Looking for something educational to do with your kids? Head to the Bartlesville Area History Museum, which boasts a model one-room schoolhouse to help transport them back in time!
TIn our effort to highlight all of the best museums in Oklahoma, we spoke with Heather D. Hutto from BAHM to share what makes this museum special, why you should visit, and what you need to know before you go.
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What You Need to Know to Visit to the Bartlesville Area History Museum
Here’s what you need to know before you visit!
Where is the museum located?
401 S Johnstone Ave, Bartlesville, OK 74003
What topics does the museum cover?
Bartlesville Area History, Cherokee History, Delaware History, Osage History, Oil & Gas Industry History, Pioneer History.
What is your museum’s claim to fame?
A complete, functional, scaled-model one-room schoolhouse: the Neelson-Carr Schoolhouse. A great selection of special interest books and local items in the gift shop. The Town that Oil Built -a mini-documentary produced by BAHM.
What is your favorite exhibit or artifact in the museum?
A 1980 Kimball victorian parlor organ.
What kinds of special exhibits and events do you host throughout the year?
3-4 exhibits on rotation each year.
Are there guided tours available? What topics do they cover, how does someone sign up, and what languages are they held in?
Yes; inquire by phone or email. In English only at this time.
How much time should someone plan to spend at the museum?
About one hour.
What should someone bring with them and what items are not allowed in the museum?
Food and drink are not permitted.
Is photography allowed inside (without flash)?
How can one purchase tickets and how much do they cost? Can guests use credit cards?
Admission is free.
Does the museum have a bag check or coat room?
What should parents of young children know before visiting the museum? What is there for kids to do?
The exhibit is accessible to young children. The Nelson-Carr one room schoolhouse is a favorite with kids.
Is the museum accessible?
Yes, via stairs and elevator
What’s the coolest item for sale in the gift shop?
Locally produced coffee, unique stoneware mugs, or Oklahoma history books.
What’s the tastiest thing for sale in the cafe or snack stand?
Made-in-Oklahoma Bedre chocolates are available in the gift shop.
What are your normal days and hours of operation?
What should teachers planning a field trip know before reaching out to you?
Contact Education Coordinator Betty Keim: firstname.lastname@example.org
What else should a visitor know before visiting?
Parking is available in the lot south of the building. Additional street parking is available. We are located on the fifth floor of the City Center building (City Hall) and easy to access via elevator.
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Stephanie is a born-and-bred Oklahoma mom and travel expert who has been to over fifty countries. After living in Eastern Europe for four years, she has moved with her family back to Oklahoma to write about her favorite places growing up: Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, & Route 66!