Military History

  • BAIRD H.MARKHAM: Division Commander 1923 – 1931

    Baird Markham was born March 28, 1887, in Decatur, Texas, and he enlisted in the 1st Texas Infantry at age seventeen, serving two years. He relocated to Oklahoma in 1911, […]

  • WORLD WAR I HELMETS

    The World War I Mark I helmet, a design by Latvian-born British inventor John L. Brodie, was the standard steel helmet used by the British Empire troops in WW1, as […]

  • STRIKE UP THE BAND: A BRIEF HISTORY OF MILITARY MUSIC

    Musical instruments have played an essential role in the military of many cultures for thousands of years. In Euro-American culture, drums ordered the daily lives of the average soldiers, providing […]

  • THE M1 CARBINE—ARTICLE BY THE NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE

    The M1 Carbine was developed as a “light rifle,” chambered for .30 pistol weight ammunition to deliver accurate semi-automatic fire from a 15-round detachable magazine fed by a gas-operated mechanism. […]

Opening Times

Tuesday -Friday
9:00 – 16:15
Saturday
10:00 to 16:15
Sunday
13:00 to 16:00
Monday
Closed

Admission FREE but voluntary donations are welcome.

COVID-19 and the Museum

When visiting the museum everyone over the age 11 is highly encouraged to wear a face covering, like a mask or face shield, in museum.