Muscogee-Creek Town of "Thlikachka" (Broken Arrow)
Go back in time to 1828 when the first Muscogee Creek settlers were arriving from Thlikachka, Alabama. Stories explain how the Muscogee came to be in Indian Territory, traditional lifeways, and legends of the first permanent settlers of the area. Sound tracks add to the setting created within a cedar post roundhouse. Learn why a "broken" arrow isn't really broken at all! One of our most popular exhibits, and the only one of its kind in Oklahoma.
Childers Family Log Cabin
Follow the history of the Childers family and home from 1861 to 1948, and enjoy the workmanship of the hand hewn oaken logs that have endured 150 years. Fully furnished, the full size cabin tells many stories of lifestyles and ways of doing things before electricity.
Katy Railroad Depot
A reproduced depot houses a working scale railroad as well as artifacts from the original MKT depot: luggage cart, china, pullman blanket, ticket window, and salvaged pieces of the old wooden depot.
'Broken Aro' Coal Tipple
Coal was strip mined in eastern Broken Arrow until after World War II. In 1934, Broken Arrow shipped out more rail cars of coal than any other city in the state. Photos and artifacts show the progession of mining technology.
Other exhibits include:
A Tribute to Veterans---Includes Special Story of Lt. Col. Ernest Childers, Medal of Honor Recipient for Valor in World War II.
Rooster Day, Oklahoma's Longest Running Festival
Jail Cell from Old City Hall (ca. 1930s)
Cottin Gins & Cotton Jubilee
Learn more about special exhibits that focus on various aspects of Americana.