Osage County Historical Society Museum

700 Lynn Ave
Pawhuska OK 74056
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Opening Hours

  • Tue: 10am-4pm
  • Wed: 10am-4pm
  • Thu: 10am-4pm
  • Fri: 10am-4pm
  • Sat: 10am-4pm

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Web Design by JLWilcox "Celebrating the 100th year of the First Boy Scout Troop in America ( 1909-2009 ) " Osage County Historical Society Museum located at 700 North Lynn, Pawhuska, has five main exhibit areas: Boy Scouts, Western Life, Pioneer Life, Early Day Oil Industry, and Native American life. The Boy Scout exhibit centers around the first Boy Scout troop in the United States, which was founded in Pawhuska in the Spring of 1909. This troop preceded the organization of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910 and thus had a charter from the Boy Scouts of England. A statue of a Boy Scout in the British uniform of 1909 is located in front of the museum. The museum recently held a 2007 Oklahoma Centennial Celebration. The highlight of this celebration was the unveiling of a new bronze piece honoring the first Boy Scout troop in America. The bronze is a replicate of "What It's All About" by the late Jim Hamilton, of Pawhuska. The western life exhibit includes branding irons, replicas of brands, saddles, photos, memorabilia, and a real chuck wagon used on a ranch west of Pawhuska. Pioneer items featured are quilts, clothing, furniture, many old photographs, and the sextons book of the Pawhuska Cemetary, from the beginning of the cemetary to 1967, also sold in the Museum is an updated Book.