Maps and Mapmaking: Historical Maps of Oklahoma exhibit closes
On November 16, the Chisholm Trail Museum (CTM) in Kingfisher opened 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 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. The exhibit will be on display at CTM through October 9.
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 Avenue in Kingfisher. For more information, please call 405-375-5176.