November 13, 2020
Chisholm Trail Museum to Feature Historic Map Exhibit
KINGFISHER, Okla. — On November 16, the Chisholm Trail Museum (CTM) in Kingfisher will open a special temporary exhibit featuring historical maps from the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS), as well as historical surveying equipment from the museum. “Maps and Mapmaking: Historical Maps of Oklahoma” was created in partnership with the OHS’s John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick Research Center at the Oklahoma History Center. It is a traveling exhibit curated by CTM Director Jason Harris and OHS Research Director Chad Williams that will be shared with museums, libraries and other institutions throughout the state.
This exhibit highlights a collection of more than 20 incredible, historical maps of Oklahoma dating back to 1806. In addition, the exhibit features historical surveying and mapmaking tools and equipment, some dating as far back as the 1840s. “These maps feature rich details of Oklahoma’s past and highlight the development of the state, allowing visitors to explore Oklahoma geography, urban development, transportation and more,” said Harris.
The Chisholm Trail Museum is located at 605 Zellers Ave. in Kingfisher. For more information, please call 405-375-5176.
The Chisholm Trail Museum is an affiliate of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.