Whether it’s this large stone that was part of the bank building in the old town, or a car demolished in the 1984 tornado, or military artifacts donated by Mannford area veterans, or a fully furnished olden days kitchen, the Mannford Museum has something for everyone.
The museum is a project of the Keystone Crossroads Historical Society.
We are on the southwest corner of Coonrod Drive and State Highway 51, on the hill, across the highway from McDonald’s.
Tale of 2 Towns
Mannford, Okla., has been in two places, first on the south bank of the Cimarron River and currently on the banks of Keystone Lake.
The museum has many exhibits showcasing each townsite.
We are open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
There is no admission charge for the museum, but donations are welcome.
You can support the Keystone Crossroads Historical Society by becoming a yearly member for $10 or a lifetime member for $100.
You can also support the KCHS by shopping at smile.amazon.com and a portion of your purchase price will be donated to the KCHS, at no cost to you.
NEW! Audio Playlist
Dozens of interviews featuring Mannford pioneers and events like Mannford, Keystone and Basin reunions. Click Here.
No Time for Nuthin’
Click here for this week’s vintage newspaper column by Zola (Bellis) Sample.
Zola (Bellis) Sample was born in 1900 in the Basin area. She authored “House of a Jillion Memories,” published in 1957, and “Cherokee Strip Fever,” published in 1976. She was a prolific columnist for several newspapers in the area for four decades, often writing about her early days in the Mannford area. She also taught school for 15 years in the Mannford area. She died in 1994.
Saving Our History
Read the history of the Mannford Masonic Lodge, the Bellis family, a history of Mannford hardware stores and other Snippets of town history. It’s all in the April edition of the Mannford Museum Newsletter.
Click here to see the January Newsletter.