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Won't you please come on in and sit a spell, browse these pages, get to know us - our past, our present and our hopes for the future. These pages are ever changing, so come back often and watch us grow! THEN come vist the amazing Pawnee County Historical Society Museum & Dick Tracy Headquarters in Pawnee ... it's FREE and there is sooo much to see and enjoy! We love hearing about your history and sharing Pawnee County's History!

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

Hours: Tuesday thru Fri - 10am-4pm, CLOSED Sundays, Mondays and Saturdays

All staff members keeping the museum open have had the COVID-19 Vaccines & boosters to keep themselves and our guests healthy.

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

We are always happy to open after hours if you'll call first for an appointment.

Pawnee Parade
VIDEO: The Pawnee Indian Parade and Powwow...Circa 1960s
WIDTH="300" Align="CENTER" Pawnee Parade
VIDEO: We got this wonderful video and the Parade Video from John Berry. The Pawnee Creamery Delivery 1943


Pawnee County Historical Society's OHS Digital Prairie Page

Click on the picture below to see the "Discover Oklahoma" Pawnee County Historical Society & Dick Tracy Headquarters Episode:
Discover Oklahoma!
Kahoots Dick Tracy Headquarters game
Dick Tracy Crossword Puzzle - Crossword Puzzle Answers


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. (2.9 mb file) UPDATED early 2020

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: 2nd Monday of every Month, 1:15 pm, Museum

Please note: Information, including dates, are subject to change:

  • February 12 - 13, 2023 Pawnee, OK's Junior Spring Livestock Show, Pawnee County Fairgrounds. For more info: Public Facebook Page

  • February 19 - 21, 2023 Pawnee County Junior Spring Livestock Show, Pawnee County Fairgrounds.

  • March 25, 2023 2-4 pm, "Write Your Own Life Story" FREE Workshop with the 'Book Doctor' Robyn Conley who provides perspective, guidance, and writing expertise. Pawnee County Historical Society Museum Conference Room. There will be drinks and snacks. Robyn will ask for donations to help pay for gas and will have some of her own books there to sign and sell.

  • April 8, 2023 Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Starts promply at 10am Pawnee Bill Ranch, Pawnee, OK.

  • April 9, 2023 Easter Sunrise Service, 7 a.m., Pawnee Bill Ranch, Pawnee, OK.

  • May 5-6, 2023 100 Mile Yard Sale. For info: Public Facebook Page for info

  • May 5-6-7, 2023 Oklahoma Steam and Gas Engine Show, Steam Engine Park, Pawnee. For info: OST & GEA Steam and Gas Engine Show Info

  • May 29, 2023 10a.m. Pawnee County Memorial Day Ceremnony, West side of the County Courthouse Yard. Names of veterans who have died since Memorial Day 2022, Taps played, Flag raised to full staff, Bricks of Honor announced and Quilts of Valor will be Awarded.

  • June 2, 2023 Pawnee Bill All-Star Football Classic. Starting at 7pm, Memorial Field.

  • June 10, 2023 11:00am-7:00pm. Pawnee Bill Ranch Wild West Show/ Activities from 11 am to 7 pm on the ranch. The museum and historic home will be open to the public during the festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Food from local food trucks will be available on-site. There will be historically accurate entertainment such as blacksmithing, chuck wagon cooking, gunfighters and sharpshooters, a magician, medicine man shows, and musicians held continuously on the ranch grounds from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Pawnee Bill Original Wild West Show stagecoach will be available for photos at the arena from 4 to 6:30 p.m., along with Wild West demonstrations and games. Pre-show festivities begin inside the area at 7 p.m. with the big show beginning at 7:30 p.m.

    Admission costs are $10 for adults; $8 for seniors over the age of 62; $5 for children ages 6–12; and free admission for children five and younger. Tickets are not sold in advance or online. Tickets must be purchased at the Ranch entrance gate on the day of the event. Contact Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum for information: 918-762-2513 or Email

  • June 29-July 2, 2023 77th Pawnee Veterans Free Homecoming Powwow Pawnee, Mose YellowHorse Memorial Field Facebook Page for info

  • July 1, 2023 Noon, Pawnee Veterans' Homecoming Powwow Parade

  • July 3, 2023 Fireworks display at Pawnee Lake starting at dark. Contact the Pawnee Community Chamber of Commerce for Informtion: 918-762-2108 or Email

  • July 4, 2023 Pawnee's Independence Day Celebrations: 8 am-12pm. Games on the Courthouse square. Contact the Pawnee Community Chamber of Commerce for Informtion: 918-762-2108 or Email

  • July TBA, 2023 7:00am-10:00am. Pawnee Ride-in Breakfast, to the Pawnee Lakeside Arena. Contact the Pawnee Community Chamber of Commerce for Informtion: 918-762-2108 or Email

  • July 15, 2023 Pawnee's Old Time Saturday Night Cruze-In. OTSN Facebook Page for updates Old cars, trucks, motorscycles and tractors!

  • July 27-29, 2023 Pawnee Bill Memorial Rodeo. For information call 918-762-2108 or check the PBMR Facebook Page for updates

  • July 29, 2023 Pawnee Bill Memorial Rodeo Parade at NOON through downtown Pawnee.

  • August 26, 2023 (date is an estimate) 8am- The CimTel Classic 5k , 600 N Gilbert Ave, Cleveland, OK. It includes the following events: 5k and Team of ten (must register at least 10 at this time. For event info and signup: CimTel Classic

  • September 1, 2, 3, 4, 2023 Ralston, OK 77th Annual Labor Day Celebration. Old fashioned town celebration with a carnival, vendors. music, contests and tours of the historic buildings. Horse and buggy era displays and demonstrations. Culminating in the grand parade on Labor Day, September 2nd. For more informaion contact Kandy Jump, Ralston Booster Club, 580-352-8904.

  • September 6-9, 2023 Pawnee County Free Fair, at the Pawnee County Fairgrounds. For information call: 918-762-2735.

  • September TBA, 2023 Cleveland's 75th Pioneer Day Celebration. A celebration of the city's pioneer heritage with festivities that include a rodeo, kids' games, arts and craft vendors, food, a huge parade, live entertainment, a street dance and more. For more information call 918-358-2131.

  • September TBA, 2023 Feyodi Creek Classic September 24, 9 AM – Sun, September 25, 7 PM, presented by 2UMobileDetailing & Flannel House apart of the Nickel Creek tour is a PDGA-sanctioned disc golf Feyodi Creek RV Park, 51131 US-64, Cleveland, OK. For More Information and to register

  • October 2023 Pawnee Bill Ranch Museum Annual Quilt Show. Area quilters bring in their finest works and family heirlooms to share with the public. Everything from 100 year old traditional quilts to modern abstract masterpieces will be on exhibit during the museum’s regular hours of operation. The quilt show is free to the public. For more information, including submitting a quilt for the show, call 918-762-2513.

  • October 7, 2023 Dick Tracy Birthday Celebration! Cupcakes, Punch, Cop Parade, the amazing Pawnee Black Bear Band, and Dick Tracy Art Contest For more information call 918-762-4681 or email The Pawnee County Historical Society

  • October 7, 2023 - Bear Creek Artisan Festival. Pawnee County Courthouse Square. Artists, Jewelry, food vendors, musicians, cornhole Tournament, chili cook-off . For more information call 918-762-2108 or Email the Pawnee Community Chamber of Commerce

  • November 11, 2023 Pawnee County Veterans Veterans' Day Celebration and Dedication of 64 Bricks of Honor, Pawnee County Courthouse yard.

  • November TBA, 2023 Pawnee County Cattle Women "10K Stampede" starting @ 9:00 AM from the Pawnee Golf Course. For more information: Pawnee County Cattle Women's Facebook or Email the Pawnee County Cattlewomen

  • November TBA, 2023 - Festival of Lights. Pawnee County Courthouse Square Co-Sponsored by the Pawnee Nation and the Pawnee Community Chamber of Commerce. For more information call 918-762-2108 or Email the Pawnee Community Chamber of Commerce


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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