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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 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 27 - 28, 2022 Junior Spring Livestock Show, Pawnee County Fairgrounds.

  • March 26- May 7, 2022 Crossroads: Change in Rural America is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Oklahoma Department of Humanities. Co-Sponsored by the Pawnee County Historical Society. For information, contact the Pawnee Chamber of Commerce 918-762-2108 or Email

  • April 16, 2022 Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Starts promply at 10am Pawnee Bill Ranch, Pawnee, OK.

  • April 17, 2022 Easter Sunrise Service, 7 a.m., Pawnee Bill Ranch, Pawnee, OK.

  • May 6-7, 2022 100 Mile Yard Sale. For info: Public Facebook Page for info

  • May 6-7-8, 2022 Oklahoma Steam and Gas Engine Show, Steam Engine Park, Pawnee. For info: OST & GEA Steam and Gas Engine Show Info

  • June 10 - June 11, 2022 11:00am-7:00pm. Pawnee Bill Ranch Wild West Show/ Activities from 10 am to 7 pm on the ranch. Show time will be 5:30 pm. Contact Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum for information: 918-762-2513 or Email

  • June 30-July 3, 2022 74th Pawnee Veterans Free Homecoming Powwow Pawnee, Memorial Stadium Facebook Page for info

  • July 4, 2022 Pawnee's Independence Day Celebrations: 8 am-12pm. Contact the Pawnee Community Chamber of Commerce for Informtion: 918-762-2108 or Email

  • July 4, 2022 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 23, 2022 Pawnee's Old Time Saturday Night Cruze-In. and BBQ CookOff. Check the OTSN Facebook Page for updates

  • July 28-30, 2022 Pawnee Bill Memorial Rodeo. For information call 918-762-2108 or check the PBMR Facebook Page for updates

  • July 30, 2022 Pawnee Bill Memorial Rodeo Parade at NOON through downtown Pawnee.

  • August 27, 2022 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 1-4 2022 Pawnee County Free Fair, at the Pawnee County Fairgrounds. For information call: 918-762-2735.

  • September 3, 4, 5, 2022 Ralston, OK 75th 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 Ralston Foundation or Ralston City Hall at (918) 738-4211. Ralston Foundation

  • October 2022 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 museumís 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 8, 2021 Dick Tracy Birthday Celebration! Cake, Punch, Cop Parade, the amazing Pawnee Black Bear Band For more information call 918-762-4681 or email The Pawnee County Historical Society

  • October 2, 2022 - Bear Creek Artisan Festival. Pawnee County Courthouse Square. Artists, Jewelry, food vendors, musicians. For more information call 918-762-2108 or Email the Pawnee Community Chamber of Commerce

  • October (to be announced), 2021 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.

  • November 12, 2022 Pawnee County Cattle Women "10K Stampede" starting @ 9:00 AM from the Pawnee Golf Course. Pawnee County Cattle Women's Facebook Email the Pawnee County Cattlewomen

  • November 26, 2022 - Festival of Lights. Pawnee County Courthouse Square. For more information call 918-762-2108 or Email the Pawnee Community Chamber of Commerce Festival of Lights Parade Saturday, November 26, 2022 All day 5:30pm Festival of Lights Parade, Downtown Pawnee. Additional info at Pawnee Chamber - 918-762-2108.


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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