Anadarko in Caddo County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
The Rock Island Depot
The Anadarko Heritage Museum is housed in the old Rock Island Depot (1912). The museum was established in 1936 by the Philomathic clubwomen, and was previously located at the old City Hall then the Fire station and Police Department.
Through the efforts of the clubwomen, Rock Island & Pacific Railway, City of Anadarko, Men's clubs, and helpful citizens, the museum advanced from a small room above City Hall then the Police Department to a General Museum located at the Depot. The Rock Island Depot has housed the museum since 1976.
Its collection is comprised of Native American artifacts and painting, relics from the Pioneer days, Railway memorabilia, and numerous documents of historical significance. In addition, the museum inherited many of the original photos taken by Mrs. Annette Ross Hume, a pioneer and founder of the local Philomathic club.
Erected by City of Anadarko.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Railroads & Streetcars • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
Location. 35° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 311 East Main Street, Anadarko OK 73005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bryan Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ideal Decorating Center (approx. ¼ mile away); The Soda Fountain Eatery (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Anadarko (approx. ¼ mile away); Lonnie's (approx. ¼ mile away); Trophies N Things (approx. ¼ mile away); George's Department Store (approx. ¼ mile away); Anadarko Community Library (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anadarko.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.