Noble Foundation Gallery

The Sam Noble Gallery illustrates Oklahoma's early history, including its settlement and development as a state. Through artifacts, images and first-hand accounts of participants, visitors can relive the lives of those brave souls who settled our great plains and turned homesteads into farms and cities. It was their survival of and adaptation to the extremes of weather, economics and politics that enabled them to create this magnificent state. Topics covered include Land Run, Education, Farm & Ranch, Urban Development, Politics & Government, Law & Order, Pioneer Life, Cowboys, World War II/Pearl Harbor, and the Century Chest. There is also a replica of a Sod House, 1930s House, and a 1950s pink kitchen.

Oklahoma & The Day That Will Live In Infamy

December 7 of 2011 was a pivotal anniversary. It was the 70th anniversary of when the United States entered into World War II with the simultaneous attacks on Wake Island, Guam, the Philippines, & Hawaii.

Why is it a "pivotal" anniversary? This current generation will bridge the gap between the living veterans of these events and the literal memory of what happened to these men and women. Or...the literal memory of what they experienced.

Although there were not any Japanese planes that attacked the state of Oklahoma, many Oklahomans experienced the devastation those planes unleashed on that part of the world. We want to tell these important stories so that succeeding generations will remember tyranny and its effects in the hope that it will not be repeated. This exhibit is currently on display in the Sam Noble gallery.