Step through the front door of the Edmond Historical Society & Museum and immediately enter our community's history. The museum is housed in the former Armory of the 179th Infantry, 45th Division of the Oklahoma National Guard. The historic, native sandstone building was built in 1936 by the WPA. The Museum has been in operation for 26 years and recognized on the National Register of Historic Places since 1991. The museum's Main Gallery features permanent collection exhibits. Experience the lives of early pioneers and observe the history that changed Edmond from a one-horse town to a bustling metropolis. The Children's Learning Center located off the Main Gallery is a perfect hands-on learning area inspired by early Edmond. Your child’s imagination will come alive in our miniature 1889 town. Children can sell flour in the general store, wear a badge in the sheriff’s office, live inside a teepee, find out what’s in the cupboards in a prairie house, be the conductor at the train station, count the money in the bank vault, plant a vegetable garden and “touch & learn” about Oklahoma animals. The museum features many seasonal, temporary and traveling exhibits. Please check the website for an up-to-date calendar of events and for information about educational programs and tours. Visit the welcome center and gift shop featuring a wide variety of old fashioned toys, Route 66 memorabilia, books written by regional authors, postcards, stick candy and much more. The 1889 Territorial Schoolhouse is an annex of the museum, located on the corner of Second and Boulevard in Edmond, OK. The Schoolhouse is open to the public the first two Saturdays of each month from 1:00 - 4:00pm and by appointment. The Edmond Historical Research Library and Genealogy Center is also located within the historic Armory.