D.W. Correll Museum - Catoosa, OK
Take a walk into the past or perhaps down memory lane at the D.W. Correll Museum. You are sure to find something interesting, nostalgic and fascinating.
D.W. Correll was a long-time resident of Catoosa, Oklahoma, until he passed away in 1998. He was an industrial management expert who worked for McDonnell Douglass but was active in an eclectic variety of businesses and hobbies. The current museum, housed in two large buildings, is an expansion from the original one he started in the old town post office. He restored the antique cars himself, and nearly everything was personally collected by D.W., although at least one item was an accidental acquisition. The mummified cat was found on the walls of the old museum.
The museum consists of two buildings. The main building has a beautiful, painted mural on the outside of the structure. The award-winning artist, Lance Hunter, was commissioned to paint the mural that honors the late D.W. Correll, the museum's benefactor, and a beloved Catoosa resident. The brightly colored, attention-getting mural, is 8 feet tall and 72 feet wide. It shows a glimpse of the interesting collection of artifacts inside the museum.
Inside the main building, you will see a rare collection of rocks, gems, fossils, and minerals displayed from around the world. There is an interesting assortment of seashells and coral, along with jewelry and an extensive collection of bottles and decanters.
The second building is for the vintage car enthusiast. It houses antique automobiles restored by Mr. Correll, and other items of broad curiosity and antiquity such as the historical Texaco gas pump. Several antique carriages are on display such as the 1904 Concert Stage horse-drawn carriage. There is also a collection of antique toy tractors, cars, pickups, etc. on display that was donated by Dan Ward. The antique automobiles include:
- 1898 Locomobile (Steam Engine)
- 1902 Oldsmobile Run About
- 1906 Cadillac
- 1914 Dodge Touring Car
- 1914 Oldsmobile
- 1917 Twin 6 Packard
- 1919 Franklin
- 1927 Stutz 8
- 1930 Model A Ford Convertible
- 1935 Ford 4-Door
- 1948 Dodge Coupe
With such a varied collection of artifacts and other objects of historical, scientific, and artistic importance available for public viewing, the D.W. Correll Museum has something for everyone.
Please call 918-266-3612 to make special arrangements for group tours.
- Adults (18 to 61): $3
- Children (17 and Under): Free
- Military with Identification: Free
- Nursing Home Field Trips: Free
- School Field Trips: Free
- Seniors (62 and Over): $2