About the OHS

Our mission is to collect, preserve, and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma.


For more than 120 years the Oklahoma Historical Society has strived to protect and chronicle the history of our great state. The Oklahoma Historical Society maintains museums, research centers, historic homes, and military sites located throughout Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Historical Society was founded in 1893 by members of the Oklahoma Territory Press Association. In 1918 OHS was relocated to the State Capitol, and in 1930 moved to the Wiley Post building. Over the years the OHS has developed numerous collections, programs, museums, and historic sites statewide. In 2005 came the opening of the Oklahoma History Center, with world-class museum exhibits and a state-of-the-art Research Center.

To learn more about the history of the Oklahoma Historical Society, see Battle Cry for History: The First Century of the Oklahoma Historical Society by OHS Executive Director Dr. Bob L. Blackburn.

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