As we mentioned earlier, much of Oklahoma was settled during the Land Run of 1889 by people who came here from other places, including immigrants seeking better lives.
Now that you’re calling Oklahoma home, why not take a tour of the Oklahoma History Center and find out about the state’s history for yourself?
Located just northeast of downtown near the Oklahoma State Capitol, the Oklahoma History Center is a good place to explore with Smithsonian-quality exhibits, interpretative programs and artifacts. Check out museum hours and admission prices.
The Oklahoma Museum of History just so happens to be a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society, the keeper of the state’s history. That website is filled to the brim with information that could fill out any school history report or satisfy your curiosity about all things history Oklahoma. From photographs and news accounts to summaries and oral histories to records and other research, it’s chock full of stuff to fill your brain.
And an extra little tidbit of info for you – The street where the History Center is located is named after another well-known and respected immigrant, Dr. Nazih Zuhdi, who was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and performed Oklahoma’s first heart transplant and was a pioneer surgeon in many other ways. Read more about him here and here.