The Oklahoma History Center Museum has closed, but you can still explore the items found in the Oklahoma Century Chest online, including photographs, letters, documents, and more. View the Century Chest collection online.
On April 22, 1913, a Century Chest was buried in the basement of the First English Lutheran Church (now the First Lutheran Church of Oklahoma City) at 1300 North Robinson. The ceremony was witnessed by a capacity crowd including Governor Lee Cruce and other residents.
Through a century of dutiful vigilance, the congregation of the First Lutheran Church guarded the Century Chest. On April 22, 2013, the items from the chest were unveiled in a public ceremony. The church has partnered with the Oklahoma Historical Society to preserve the artifacts from the chest for future generations.
Chad Williams, director of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Division, talks about
the history of the First Lutheran Church's Century Chest.