It's time to explore the fascinating human history of the Great Plains at the aptly named Museum of the Great Plains in Oklahoma!
The Museum of the Great Plains aspires to open minds and enrich lives by exploring the spirit of the region and landscapes, and really brings to life the rich history of this iconic part of the USA.
Through self-directed activities and interactive exhibits, you can explore the past, present and future in this different kind of museum, with collections filled with art, and archeology, and artifacts!
The museum also have a real life archeologist, in an area of the building known as the Institute. Within this area there are SO many fascinating human-associated objects, with some going back as far as 11,000 years - how amazing is that?
Don't miss visiting when the Trading Post is open, from Tuesdays to Saturdays from March through September. During this time, you can enjoy a living history experience, with reenactors taking you back all the way to the 1840s.
This Red River Trading Post is a re-creation of a structure that actually stood about 50 miles from the museum, so you really can use those imaginations to discover what life was like 150 years ago - who were the people that lived there? What would they have been like? Where would they have worked?
It's fun to imagine, and the exhibits on human history at the Museum of the Great Plains can help you!
A fascinating day out through the history books in Oklahoma - are you excited about what you might discover?