Last updated: 7/21/2008
Woodward, Oklahoma
Street Address
2009 Williams Ave
Woodward, OK 73801
Mailing Address
2009 Williams Ave
Woodward, OK 73801
phone: 580-256-6136
No Admission Fee
Museum Type(s)
Gift Shop
Robert Roberson, Director
phone: 580-256-8711
Ian Swart, Curator
phone: 580-256-6136
Tammy Hawbaker, Assistant Curator
phone: 580-256-6136
Courtney Jones, Project Coordinator
phone: 580-256-6136

We offer a comprehensive story line on Northwest Oklahoma history in our semi-permanent exhibits, which were developed through Oklahoma Humanities Council planning and implementation matching grants. One of these, “Northwest Passages,” received a Certificate of Commendation from the American Association of State and Local History in 1987. In 1993, the Oklahoma Historical Society named the museum the state’s best local history museum. We also periodically offer regional and national touring exhibits on subjects relevant to our mission.


The mission of the Plains Indians and Pioneers Museum is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Northwest Oklahoma for 50 miles surrounding Woodward, Oklahoma, and to educate the public about the past and its importance to the present and the future.


Formed by Dr. C.E. Williams as an educational and local museum in 1966. One of his main stipulations was that no child should have to pay to enter a museum, hence our free admissions policy. The museum survies on memberships and grants from state and federal orginazations. We collect, preserve, and interperet, history in a 50 mile radius of Woodward Oklahoma.

Artifact Collections

Indian and local area artifacts are collected and preserved for future generations, on how the area was settled and developed.

Educational Programs

We host a lecture in conjunction with Fort Supply historic site named :Cavalry Days In September of each year. A visiting scholar gives two talks with help from the Oklahoma Humanities Council in the form of a grant. We host a teacher's workshop each year in July with Southwestern Oklahoma State University. We bring in traveling exhibits in the arts, history, crafts, etc. Tours are conducted on as time permits basis. We give many tours to school children as well as hands on programs with them. Fees and cost involved in these programs depends on what is being done.


A local history museum. Also we have on-going educational partnership with schools, librarys, and other educational institutions in town. We have annual contests in Photography, Fine Arts, traveling exhibits and individuals who exhibit their works also.


Access: General Public

Appointment required: No


Annual report is issued yearly in November of each year. Newsletters as time and personnel permit.


Wheelchair Accessible


Gift Shop

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