Tour Focuses on Preservation of Historic Properties
Downtown Muskogee, Inc. (DMI) and Three Rivers Museum will co-sponsor the sixth annual tour of historic homes and buildings located in Muskogee’s historic districts. Called “This Place Matters Historic Homes & Buildings Tour,” the event is scheduled for Saturday, May 3, 2014 from noon to 5:00 p.m.
The “This Place Matters” campaign is an effort by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to highlight and encourage “green” preservation of historic structures all across America. As a Main Street Community in Oklahoma, Muskogee is striving to take a lead position in historic preservation for the state.
“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.”
“We have a wonderful group of historic structures on the tour,” states DMI Executive Director Jonita Mullins. These structures are located in Muskogee’s historic districts, which include the Downtown Historic District, the Kendall Place Historical District and the Founders’ Place Historical District.
When you purchase tickets online they will be held for you to pick up at Three Rivers Museum. You can pick them up any time during regular business hours Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Self-guided tickets for the “This Place Matters” tour are $15. For a
guided trolley tour, tickets are $20. Tickets may be purchased at the Three Rivers Museum during regular business hours, at each bulding on the day of the event, or online on this page via Paypal.
Your ticket will be a tour booklet which will
provide photos and interesting facts about each home and building and also a map to each site. Self-guided visitors will be responsible for their own transportation, but parking directions will be included in the tour booklet.