Saturday, June 22, 2013

Heartland of America Museum - Weatherford, OK

Heartland of America Museum

1600 S Frontage Rd
Weatherford, OK 73096
Phone: 580-774-2212

The Heartland of America Museum chronicles life in western Oklahoma by preserving historical artifacts and providing authentic and educational displays on the various aspects of life in the heartland. Featuring 12,000 sq ft of exhibit space, the museum showcases over 70 exhibits of items ranging from the Great Depression and WWI, to the Iraq War. Other displays include a drug store, music related items, toys, games, a one room schoolhouse, American Indian artifacts, historic cars, tractors, clothing, a telephone switchboard, phone booth, 1930s bedroom, blacksmith shop, an original Route 66 diner, portable jail, communication technology, patriotism and religion. This museum is a must see for anyone interested in the progression of America throughout the 20th century. The museum also offers wind turbine tours daily by appointment. The tour consists of a slide show presentation showing construction of a wind turbine unit from start to finish, a question and answer session, and a visit to a wind turbine site.

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