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

Visit the Oklahoma History Center
Visitors can view never-before-seen photographs, documents and American Indian artifacts and hear Oklahoma pioneer Angelo C. Scott's speech delivered at the burial of the chest in 1913. The exhibit also includes the 1889 poster promoting the first Fourth of July celebration in Oklahoma City on July 4, 1889, a letter to the blind of 2013 written in braille, the First State Flag of Oklahoma, the pen used by President William McKinley to sign the Free Homes Bill for Oklahoma and a 1913 bird's-eye view photograph of Oklahoma City showing the city like never before. In addition the exhibit contains dozens of messages, prophecies and letters from the pioneers of 1913 to their descendants 100 years later.

Museum Hours
Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Days Closed: Sundays, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Adults: $7
Seniors (age 62+): $5
Students: $4
Children 5 & under: Free
Family: $18.00 (up to 6 people)
Veterans and Active Duty Military: Free with ID
OHS Members: Free
Groups of 10+: $5 per person
Discounts for OMA, AAM, Time Travelers network, Smithsonian Institute and Affiliate Members

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.