ABOUT THE MUSEUM
The Museum Broken Arrow is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, created by the Broken Arrow Historical Society to preserve the local history of the city and its residents and to serve as an educational opportunity for future generations. It hosts many events and traveling exhibits throughout each year for the community, as well as two very popular Museum BA fundraisers, "Pioneer Dinner" and "A Night For The Museum, The Grand Event!" There is something for locals and visitors alike to learn and enjoy at The Museum Broken Arrow. The Museum is a proud member of the Oklahoma Museums Association, Oklahoma Center for Non-Profits, Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce and North American Reciprocal Museum Association. The first floor welcomes you into the Barbara Brown Kimbrough Exhibit Hall where rotating special exhibits are featured as well as a gift shop filled with "Made in Oklahoma" gifts such as shirts, candles, soaps, home goods and educational books.
Exhibits in The Museum's permanent, second floor gallery tell the story of local and regional history through artifacts, interactive story boards and audio tour guides. A few original spaces can be found in the museum including the Old Town Hall Jail Cell and Childers Cabin as well as exhibits from the 'Broken Aro' Coal Tipple to the Katy Railroad Depot and Muscogee Tribal Exhibit. Come back to the museum to host a meeting or celebration in our rental space, 3rd Floor @ The Museum, and take in the view overlooking downtown Broken Arrow.
THE MUSEUM BROKEN ARROW HISTORY
The Museum was constructed on a site donated by AVB Bank to the City of Broken Arrow for the purpose of building a Broken Arrow historical museum. Before statehood, the site was the location of the historic Kentucky Colonel Hotel. The current building's façade replicates some of the features found on the historic hotel, razed in 1955.
Funding for construction came from a combination of bond issues, private and corporate donations. The location in historic downtown Broken Arrow puts The Museum near the site of the original Katy Train Depot, an important part of Broken Arrow's history.