Century Chest Events

October 2013 - March 2014

View items celebrating Oklahoma's American Indian tribes. The exhibit is located in the main atrium of the Oklahoma History Center and can be visited at no charge.

Upcoming Exhibits

April 22, 2014

On April 22, 2014 the Oklahoma History Center will open a major exhibit revealing all of the Century Chest treasures. The exhibit will be located in the Noble Foundation Gallery and will include never before seen photographs and the voices of Oklahomans from 1913 captured on recordings found in the Century Chest. The Oklahoma History Center is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in the Oklahoma State Capitol Complex and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The Unveiling of the Century Chest

On April 22, 2013, after 100 years of waiting, the Century Chest was revealed to Oklahoma and the world!

The Century Chest celebration begins with the official unveiling of the Century Chest at the First Lutheran Church of Oklahoma City.

A public event to view the contents of the Century Chest was held Monday, April 22 at 10am at the First Lutheran Church, located at 1300 North Robinson Ave. in downtown Oklahoma City. The event featured the live opening of the chest, guest speakers and refreshments.

This footage from OETA captures the entire Century Chest ceremony at the First Lutheran Church of Oklahoma City on April 22, 2013.
The opening of the chest starts around the 1 hour 10 minute mark.