The Museum Broken Arrow
The Museum was constructed on a site donated by AVB Bank to the City of Broken Arrow for the purpose of building a museum. Before statehood, the site was the location of the historic Kentucky Colonel Hotel. The current building's façade replicates some of the features found on the historic hotel, razed in 1955.
Located In Historic Downtown Broken Arrow, Near The Site Of The Original Train Depot, The Museum Broken Arrow's Mission Is To Be A Place Where Our Community Comes Together To Explore Broken Arrow's Past, Appreciate Its Present, And Imagine Its Future.
The Museum Broken Arrow is a non-profit organization, created by the Broken Arrow Historical Society to preserve the local history of the city and to serve as an educational opportunity for future generations. It hosts many events and traveling exhibits throughout each year for the community, as well as two very popular Museum BA fundraisers, "Pioneer Dinner" and "A Night For The Museum, The Grand Event!"
There is something for locals and visitors alike to learn and enjoy at The Museum Broken Arrow. The Museum is a proud member of the Oklahoma Museums Association and North American Reciprocal Museum Association.
The first floor welcomes you into the Barbara Brown Kimbrough Exhibit Hall where rotating special exhibits are featured as well as a gift shop filled with “Made in Oklahoma ” gifts such as shirts, candles, soaps, home goods and educational books.
The Museum Features Exhibits, Collections and Photographs Showcasing The Rich History Of Broken Arrow.
Exhibits in The Museum’s permanent, second-floor gallery tell the story of local and regional history through artifacts, interactive storyboards, and audio tour guides. A few original spaces can be found in the museum including the Old Town Hall Jail Cell and Childers Cabin as well as exhibits from the ‘Broken Aro’ Coal Tipple to the Katy Railroad Depot and the very popular Muscogee Tribal Town exhibit.
The museum's veterans exhibit spans from WWI to Operation Freedom and features the full story of the late Lt. Col. Ernest Childers, a local member of the Creek tribe who was decorated with the Medal of Honor in World War II. The MKT railroad depot features elements from the original depot structure and features a gauge railroad.
Located in what was once the heart of Indian Territory, the Museum Broken Arrow features several themed and interactive exhibits in unique settings. For example, visitors to the museum will enjoy a genuine and complete, hand-hewn Civil War-era log cabin and a 1930s jail cell. Download the museum's scavenger hunt form for an engaging adventure through the exhibits as you search for hidden treasures.