FROM THE DIRECTOR – SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2021

Over the past several months, I have had the opportunity to talk with a few of you about the new Oklahoma National Guard Museum. 

I feel there are concerns about the history of the 45th Infantry Division and how that story will be told in the new museum building. Rest assured that the history of the Thunderbird Division will be an essential part of our exhibitions, and I am confident that we will improve on our existing displays. 

That being said, recent events in Afghanistan have served as a reminder to me just how critical it is that we preserve the stories of the Oklahoma National Guard in a broader way. The stories of Oklahoma’s soldiers and airmen that served in the Middle East since 9/11 must also have their history documented within our museum walls. 

I also feel strongly, as does the leadership of the Oklahoma Military Department, that educating our visitors on domestic responses from natural disasters to the Murrah Bombing, to COVID will show the many ways the Oklahoma National Guard serves our State and our Country. 

I am always available to discuss our future plans with you—Denise. 

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.