Now On Exhibit
"On Behalf of the Pioneers": The Oklahoma Century Chest 1913-2013

Visit the Oklahoma History Center
On April 22, 2014 the Oklahoma History Center opened a major exhibit revealing all of the Century Chest treasures. The exhibit is in the Noble Foundation Gallery and includes 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.

Century Chest Exhibit in Stilwell

A new exhibit of materials from the Oklahoma Century Chest opened in February 2015 at the Stilwell Kansas City Southern Depot. The exhibit features several authentic photographs, documents and film footage of the unearthing of the time capsule. Additionally, the exhibit displays historic photographs of Adair County communities taken at approximately the same time as the Century Chest burial in 1913. Stilwell holds the honor of being the first city in Oklahoma to participate in a Century Chest exhibit partnership with the OHS.

The exhibit is open at the depot Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reproductions of one-of-a-kind items from the chest are available for purchase along with other historic Oklahoma maps and photographs. For details or to schedule a group tour, call the office of ACH&GA at 918-696-2535. Visit the Adair County Historical & Genealogical Association's Facebook page for more info.

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.