Muskogee's Historic Homes and Buildings Tour Highlights the Preservation of Historic Properties
Saturday, June 7th 2014
10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Trolleys will leave the museum at 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.. We will tour some of Muskogee's historic districts and take guided tours of recently restored structures and others in need of preservation. We hope you will come along.
Purchase tickets here to reserve your seat or call 918-686-6624 Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
What is Preservation?
Preservation is knowing the history of your old house, your neighborhood, or the places nearby.
Do you know when your house was built? Or who established your neighborhood? One of the best ways to get involved in preservation is to delve into the history of your community.
Explore the history around you:
Visit Three Rivers Museum-Muskogee's Regional Heritage Center and the Local History and Genealogy Department at the Muskogee Public Library.
Explore historic maps of the neighborhood like the Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, city directories, census records, property records, and newspapers to learn more about previous occupants. Old photos can help uncover mysteries.
It can be easy to find a personal connection to preservation when you start just by looking around you.
For more, see the website of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
“Muskogee has some of the most extensive historic building stock in our state,” says architect Ron Franz of Oklahoma University. “Only larger cities such as Oklahoma City and Tulsa can rival Muskogee for the variety and quality of historic homes and buildings.”