Washington Irving Trail Museum
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In 2002, the Washington Irving Trail Museum was recognized for its outstanding exhibits by the American Association for State and Local History. Walk through the museum and you will see artifacts from a Civil War battlefield, a billfold and saddle given to homesteaders by outlaw Bill Doolin, and a first edition copy of Washington Irving's A Tour on the Prairies. Song books, recordings, and memoribilia of the nation's first western band will take you back to the early days of radio and commercial country music.

These and many other artifacts associated with the people and events of the area and region help to tell the story of Oklahoma's fascinating history that will capitulate the interest of museum visitors, students, and historians.

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The Legacy of Washington Irving
The Gunfight at Ingalls

The First Western Band:
Billy McGinty, Otto Gray
and the Oklahoma Cowboys

The First Civil War Battle
in Indian Territory

Billy McGinty: Legendary Cowboy

The Gerald Johnson Collection

Other Out-of-the-Ordinary Exhibits

Reminder of a Dramatic Past PDF Print E-mail

You will be pleasantly surprised when you discover one of Oklahoma’s best-kept secrets – an off-the-beaten-path museum filled with exhibits about Oklahoma’s fascinating past, as well as a large room of History's Forgotten Treasures that is sure to amaze any visitor. You will learn about early-day explorers, lawmen and outlaws, a Civil War battle, and the beginning of country music. The Gerald Johnson wing includes an extensive collection of early Southwestern Indian artifacts.