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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

  • 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 19, 2017 The third annual Cleveland High School “Alumni Day and Golf Tournament” is scheduled for Saturday, June 19 (always the third Saturday in June). Open to all Cleveland graduates, this reunion is geared more for the CHS classes of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s.

    A golf tournament will get the reunion into swing at 8:00 a.m. at Cleveland’s Keystone Golf Club. Alumni interested in playing should contact Darren Buttram at the course at 358-2277. Cost is $80 per team or $40 for single. Money raised through the golf tournament will be used to establish a scholarship fund.

    The reunion itself will begin as early as 11:00 a.m. at the Old School Community Center on East Wichita. By noon, visiting will be well underway with lunch and music available at noon. Meat will be provided for the lunch, but alumni are welcome to bring side dishes such as salads, chips, dips, desserts, etc.

    That evening, at 6:00, the alumni will honor two former Cleveland educators — former elementary teacher and principal Frances Whaley (as well as her husband, Orb, a longtime Cleveland businessman and Tiger booster) and former high school principal Bob Brown. Previous honorees have been Sybil Blake, Jerry and Mary Minihan, Jean O’Kief and Emile Bayouth. For more information about the Alumni Day and Golf Tournament, call 358-3814 or 605-9435.

  • 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 it’s 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 .

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

  • 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.

  • October 22nd, 2017 7th Annual Cleveland Pioneer Days. 10am to 10pm, Downtown Cleveland. 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: 918-358-2131 or amyhedges@chamberofclevelandok.com.


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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