Tipi with Battle Pictures
Opening May 2015
While doing regular upkeep on the American Indian collections housed within the Oklahoma Museum of History, an Oklahoma History Center curator discovered a rolled canvas tipi that had been forgotten for many years. This tipi is known as the Tipi with Battle Pictures. The tradition and history embodied by this tipi can be traced ultimately to 1833 when Little Bluff became the sole leader of the Kiowa people.
This rare artifact will be on exhibit in the Gaylord Special Exhibits gallery beginning in May of 2015.
Crossroads of Commerce: A History of Free Enterprise in Oklahoma
Opening Fall 2015
This exhibit will explore dynamic nature of economic development through time by connecting the dots of free enterprise in Oklahoma from 1719 to the present day.
Common threads running through each of the stories will include state and local history, biographies, challenges and opportunities, entrepreneurial business models, capital formation, banking, jobs, and the impact of economic development on the quality of life in Oklahoma communities.