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The Oklahoma Territorial Museum is one of the few museums in Oklahoma that showcases the past of the State through its paintings, historical documents and artifacts. Inside the museum, the Carnegie Library can be found in the first floor where the first state governor took oath. The building, including the museum is preserved by the Oklahoma Historical Society and speaks of the transition of old Oklahoma up to the present.

One of the highlights of the Oklahoma Territorial Museum is the Oklahoma Territory ? a historical account of the State that dates back from 1890 up to 1907. During this period, the State that was known as a place for 65 Indian Nations was altered into farms and cities.

Other highlights of the museum are its educational programs that are offered for faraway school on field trips, for civic organizations and for historians. Guided tours are available for an hourly basis with a size limit at 70 people only. The ?Oklahoma or Bust?, is another educational program that is available for Kinder and grade school students with a size of 40 students per group only. Lectures of child labor, prison reform and care for the poor are also given through the?Kate Barnard: In Her Own Words,? an interactive lecture program where visitors and students will learn about the Oklahoma?s first woman who became a public servant. The ?Scavenger Hunt? is another program that lets children find hidden exhibits, historical facts and themes.

Aside from the Oklahoma Territorial Museum, there are other points of interest that is worth stopping by. These surviving historic homes, managed by the Oklahoma Historical Society, show the rich history of the State, and are recognized today as historical landmarks. These homes are now named after the first owners; a few of them are called George M. Murrel, Pawnee Bill, Peter Conser, and Fred Drummond.
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