Fred Drummond Home305 North Price Avenue
Hominy, OK 74035
firstname.lastname@example.org Manager: Beverly Whitcomb
Wednesday through Saturday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1 to 5 p.m.
|Tours begin at 10 a.m. The last tour of the day begins at 4 p.m.|
|Seniors (age 62+)||$5|
(5 and under)
(up to 6 people)
|Veterans and Active Military (with ID)||Free|
|Group Rate (10+)||$5/person|
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Fred Drummond Home
COVID-19 Safety Measures
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, occupancy is limited to no more than nine in the home at one time. Visitors will be admitted in the order of arrival. Tours will be given Wednesday through Saturday at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. On Sunday, tours will be at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. This schedule will allow staff time to sanitize the home between tours.
Groups of more than eight are not being scheduled at this time. We ask that you practice social distancing by staying six feet away from staff and visitors who are not in your party.
OHS is requiring face masks in all public areas. Due to current COVID-19 conditions and Oklahoma State Department of Health guidelines, all visitors, staff, volunteers, contractors, and vendors are required to wear face masks in public areas of OHS facilities.
About 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.
The Drummond Family
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.
Visit The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture to learn more about the Drummond Ranch.