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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

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

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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.

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RESEARCH REQUESTS- Please note:
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!

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HOW DO I GET TO PAWNEE, OKLAHOMA?

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UpComing Events

MONTHLY MEETINGS: 1st Wednesday of every Month, 1:30 pm, Museum

  • October 2019 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 5, 2019 Cleveland, OK Pioneer Day Celebration. Cleveland's annual celebration of our Pioneers. Expect kids' games, a parade, all types of vendors and much much more! For information contact Cleveland Chamber of Commerce or 918-358-2131. Cleveland Chamber of Commerce

  • October 16, 2019 Cleveland, OK Craft Bazaar. For information contact Cleveland Chamber of Commerce or 918-358-2131. Cleveland Chamber of Commerce

  • October 26, 2019 Pawnee Bill Mansion's Scary Stories, 6:30-9:00 pm. Approximately 5 storytellers (10 minutes each). Treats & decorations, $3/person. The event is family friendly, but children under age eight are not encouraged to attend. Reservations required. Call 918-762-2513 for information or to make reservations. Pawnee Bill Ranch & Museum

  • Nov 30, 2019 Pawnee's Festival of Lights Parade & Santa Clause, starts 5:30pm Downtown Pawnee and the Buffalo Theater. Call 918-762-2108 for information.

  • December 14, 2019 Cleveland, OK Christmas Parade. For information contact Cleveland Chamber of Commerce or 918-358-2131. Cleveland Chamber of Commerce

  • December 31, 2019 Pawnee's Courthouse Square Ball Drop Celebration. 11:00 p.m., Bon Fire, Music, Black-eyed Peas, Hot Chocolate, Lighted Ball Drop, and Fireworks. Call 918-762-2108 for information.


  • May 1-3, 2020 Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show, starts at 7:30pm each night. All activites are at Pawnee Bill's Ranch. 5:00pm Barbecue Dinner, other activities on Saturday after 2:00pm. For more information call 918-762-2513 or 918-762-2108. Tickets to the Dinner and the show must be purchased at the Ranch. Show Information

  • May 1-2, 2020 100 Mile Yard Sale! If you love bargain shopping, this is the ultimate yard sale in Oklahoma you wonít want to miss.

  • June 5 & 6, 2020 Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show, starts at 7:30pm each night. All activites are at Pawnee Bill's Ranch. 5:00pm Barbecue Dinner, other activities on Saturday after 2:00pm. For more information call 918-762-2513 or 918-762-2108. Tickets to the Dinner and the show must be purchased at the Ranch. Show Information

  • August 1 thru 8, 2020 35th Pawnee Bill Memorial PMR Rodeo Week. Pawnee Bill Memorial Rodeo Facebook Page
    • Aug 1 Old Time Saturday Night Cruze-In & BBQ Smoke Off & Dinner. Located on the Courthous Square. 6:00 pm Barbeque Smoke Off and Dinner, Music, & Car-Cruize-In. For information call 918-762-2108. Pawnee Old Time Saturday Night Facebook Page
    • Aug. 6, 7, & 8 - Pawnee Bill Memorial Rodeo 7:30 p.m.; Dance after at the Pawnee Lakeside Arena. For information call 918-762-2108.
    • Aug. 8 Pawnee Bill Memorial Rodeo Parade at NOON through downtown Pawnee.

  • July 2-5, 2020 Pawnee Veterans Free Homecoming PowWow. 8:00PM Memorial Stadium. FREE!

  • September 5, 6, 7, 2020 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 3, 2020 Dick Tracy Birthday Celebration! Pawnee Historical Society Museum with Police Parade, 10:00am, Sidewalk sales and Birthday Cake at the museum. Call 918-762-4681 for information. Pawnee County Historical Society

  • October 2020 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.

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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
918-762-4681

Member of:
Oklahoma Museums Association

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