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Fred Drummond Home

305 North Price Avenue
Hominy, OK 74035
918-885-2374
drummondhome@okhistory.org Manager: Beverly Whitcomb

Museum Hours
Wednesday–Saturday9 am to 5 pm
Sunday1 pm to 5 pm

Due to staffing limitations we recommend calling prior to planning a visit, since illness and other unexpected events occasionally result in an unplanned closing.

Tours
Tours begin at 10 am. The last tour of the day begins at 4 pm.
Admission
Adults  $3.00
Seniors
(age 65+)
$2.50
Child
(6-18)
$1.00
Child
(under 5)
Free
Group Rate  
(10+)
$2.50/person
New Admission Prices
Effective Jan. 1, 2017
Adults$7
Seniors (age 62+)$5
Students
(6–18)
$4
Children
(5 and under)
Free
Family
(up to 6 people)
$18
Veterans and Active MilitaryFree (with ID)
Group Rate (10+)$5/person
OHS Members  Free

Use of drones over Oklahoma Historical Society property is not permitted without written approval of the facility director.

National Register of Historic Places




Fred Drummond Home

Christmas Festivities

The Friends of the Fred Drummond Home are happy to announce the annual Christmas festivities will be held on Saturday, December 10, from 1 pm to 4 pm. This year the band Finnegans Awake will play music in the parlor and entertain visitors with many new folk tunes as well as some old favorites. Santa Claus will also be here to pass out treats to all the good girls and boys. Every room of the house will be decorated for the Christmas season; tours of the home will be available. Regular admission fees will be taken at the door. At the end of the tour visitors may enjoy Christmas goodies and something yummy to drink. What a wonderful way to start the holiday season!

History

The Drummond family built one of the most successful trading and ranching operations in Oklahoma. Arriving in the United States from his native Scotland in 1884, twenty-year-old Frederick Drummond dreamed of becoming a rancher. He soon embarked on a Texas cattle venture which failed due to lack of capital and a meager knowledge of the business. Drummond then took a job with a St. Louis mercantile company as a clerk. In 1886 he moved to Pawhuska on the Osage Reservation and went to work for the Osage Mercantile Company as a government licensed trader.

In 1890 Drummond married Adeline Gentner, a German-American girl from Coffeyville, Kansas. By 1895 the couple had saved enough money for Drummond to buy a partnership in the company for which he worked. The enterprise prospered and in 1904 Drummond bought out a trader in Hominy, Oklahoma, forming the Hominy Trading Company. Through this economic base Drummond expanded his operations to include ranching, banking, and real estate. The Drummond family also grew. By 1896 the Drummonds were the parents of four children: R. C. (Cecil), F. G. (Gentner), Blanche, and A. A. (Jack). Following the death of Fred Drummond in 1913, the three sons formed the Drummond Cattle Company which prospered well into the next decade.

The Home

As a reflection of financial success, Fred and Addie built a substantial home in Hominy. The three-story house, completed in 1905, is Victorian in style and features a central square tower, second-floor balcony, and false dormers. The first floor is constructed of native sandstone while the upper floors are frame covered by painted shingles of light and dark green. Light for the house was supplied by a gas generating unit located in the basement and water from a cistern was distributed by air pressure.

The house was deeded to the Oklahoma Historical Society in 1980 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.