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Pawnee County Historical Society Museum
513 6th St. • Pawnee OK 74058
918-762-4681 • Contact PCHS

Winter Hours: Tuesday thru Fri - 10am-4pm

(please call before coming
to make sure we're open):

Closed on Sunday except for special events, and always happy to open after hours if you'll call first.
Basement Thrift Shop open Wednesdays, 9am-4pm

Use Paypal To Donate or Pay NOW! DONATE NOW! For your convience PCHS now accepts your tax deductible donations and memberships dues via PayPal! Click on the button above donate to the Society or click here for membership information.


The Tradition Continues...
Keep up with Tracy and the gang by reading the daily comic strip HERE

Stop by the Pawnee County Historical Society's Museum and Dick Tracy Headquarters (on the west side of the Pawnee County Courthouse Square, Downtown, Pawnee)

South Side of the Square, Pawnee, OK 1920s South Side of the Square, Pawnee, OK 2000s
[click on thumbnails to see larger pictures]

Pawnee RR Depot Thumbnail Pawnee Sante Fe Rail Road Depot Thumbnail
[click on thumbnails to see larger pictures] Pawnee Santa Fe Railroad Depot: These Pictures were donated by Ron Estes. Ron is a Railroad photographer who was born in Pawnee and whose father worked for the Sana Fe Railway in Pawnee. Ron's Father took these pictures.


Those needing research of any kind done by the Pawnee County Historical Society must contact the Historical society via phone, mail or email with the information you want looked up, including FULL names of ancestors, dates and any other leads you can give. We can not do research on "my great-great grandfather" without knowing his name.

Research costs: $10/hour and copies cost from $0.25 on up (The County Court House charges $5 minimum for copies of records stored there)

If you are sure of the amount you will owe for the research you want done or copies you need, you can use the Paypal Donate Now button and input the amount.

button.gif Obituaries Pawnee County Obituaries, funeral cards and marker pictures available. [1.58 mb file] UPDATED December 2009

button.gif Guest Book! Please take time to sign our NEW! Guest Book!

button.gif Snap Shots! See recent snap shots of some of the Pawnee County Historical Society's Displays

button.gif State Proclamation See the text of the Pawnee County Historical Museum Day Proclamation by the Governor of Oklahoma!

button.gif County Proclamation See the text of the Pawnee County Historical Museum Day Proclamation by the Pawnee County Commissioners!

button.gif Pawnee County Links See the ever growing list of verified links to other Pawnee County Web pages!




UpComing Events

MONTHLY MEETINGS: 1st Wednesday of every Month, 1 pm, Museum

  • February 25, 2017 6pm-8pm. Jewelry making class, Pawnee Bill Ranch Museum Conference room. $25/per perticipant. For information: 918-762-2513.
  • March 11, 2017 2pm-4pm. "Save our Stuff" Silver and Glass Lecture. Free. Pawnee Bill Ranch Museum Conference room. For information: 918-762-2513.
  • March 11, 2017 2pm-4pm. Ranch Lecture Series: Native Plants and Pollinators of Oklahoma. Free. Pawnee Bill Ranch. For information: 918-762-2513.
  • May 5-6, 2017 100-Mile Citywide Yard Sale: Tour: Cleveland, Hominy, Mannford, Pawnee, Hallet, Glencoe, Jennings and Ralston. This is a city wide event which includes the Pawnee County Historical Society. Call Chamber Office for information: 918-762-2108.

  • May 5-7, 2017 OST&GEA Steam and Gas Engine Show at the Steam Engine Park in north Pawnee. Call 918-926-0435 or 918-762-2108 for info or go to: www.oklahomathreshers.org

  • May 6, 2017 Cleveland's Antique and Craft Show, Downtown Cleveland, OK. Vendors Needed. Call 918-358-2131 for vendor info

  • June 9-10, 2017 Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show:
    • 4:00pm - Downtown Pawnee Parade
    • 5:00pm - Barbecue Dinner
    • 6:30pm - Pre-Show, Saturday only
    • 7:30pm - Pawnee Bill's Original Wild West Show at the Pawnee Bill Ranch.
    For more information call 918-762-2513 or 918-762-2108

  • June 29- July 2, 2017 70th Annual Pawnee Veteran's Homecoming Free Pow Wow. Pow Wow Flier (PDF file)
    • July 1: Ride-in Breakfast -- 7:00am Ride from Court House to Lakeside Arena.
    • July 1: Pawnee Indian Veteran's Parade -- Noon, downtown Pawnee.
    • July 1: Hawk Chief 5K Run -- 8:00am Pawnee High School Football Field, 918-762-4045.

  • July 4, 2017 Pawnee Community Independence Day Celebration:
    • Games on the Square and Turtle Races, starting 8:00am. 918-762-2108.
    • Fireworks on the Square. At 10:00 pm, call 918-762-2108 for information.

    • Aug 5 - Old Time Saturday Night Cruze-In. Cars, Tractors, Jeeps, Motorcycles, Rat-Rods, Hot-Rods, Custom Cars. If itís got wheels bring it to Pawnee. 6:00 pm Barbeque Smoke Off, music and a good time. For information call 918-762-2108. https://www.facebook.com/OldTimeSaturdayNight

    • Aug. 10, 11, & 12 - 7:30 PM-Nightly-Pawnee Bill Memorial Rodeo with dancing nightly at the Pawnee Lakeside Arena. 918-762-2108 for information.

    • Aug. 13 - Pawnee Bill Memorial Rodeo Parade at NOON through downtown Pawnee .

  • October 7, 2017 10:00am -Dick Tracy Birthday, Court House Square, Police Parade and Birthday Cake at the Pawnee County Historical Society Museum. Call 918-762-4681 or email the museum for more information.

  • September 4, 2017 -Ralston, Oklahoma Labor Day celebration Parade, food, games, fun all day!


For Information on the Pawnee County Historical Society,
please email The Pawnee County Historical Society
or call the Museum: 918-762-4681

Pawnee County Historical Society
513 6th St
Pawnee, OK 74058

Member of:
Oklahoma Museums Association

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