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Dobson brothers travel across the country to visit Dobson Museum
Photographs taken by Kimberly Barker, Miami News Record Reporter

Dobson brothers (from left) Philip, Bob, Steve and John stand outside the historic family home built in 1916. The brothers, who are from Tennessee, Florida and Alabama, traveled from Nashville to visit the Dobson Memorial Center and Museum. They are the first Dobsons to visit the museum since it opened in 1968.

Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 3:23 pm

Kimberly Barker

MIAMI— Four brothers related to the historical Dobson family traveled hundreds of miles to Miami to visit the Dobson Memorial Center and the historic family home Sunday.

The Dobson Memorial Center displays artifacts, exhibits and culture from Ottawa County. It is operated by the Ottawa County Historical Society with approximately 140 members and is located at 110 A Street SW in Miami.

The four brothers - Philip, Steve, John and Bob - are the first generation of Dobsons to visit the center since it opened its doors in 1968. Soloman Bedford Dobson is their great-grandfather's brother.

“My grandfather and Nellie Dobson were first cousins,” Philip said.

The Dobson brothers have never visited Miami before and wanted to learn more about their family tree.

A message from the Director

Jordan Boyd
Welcome to the official website of the Dobson Museum and Ottawa County Historical Society. It is my great pleasure to welcome you to our facility. Whether you are a resident of Ottawa County or live elsewhere and plan to travel through our county I encourage you to stop by for a visit to the museum and a tour of the historic Dobson Home on A Street SW in Miami.

The Ottawa County Historical Society has been collecting over 50 years and continues making new acquisitions to our collection. History is happening around us all the time and we work to share and preserve the rich history of Ottawa County with our patrons. We invite you to stroll through the courtyards on a beautiful afternoon, tour the museum or home, or you may be interested in having your next club meeting or class reunion held at the museum or Dobson Home. We welcome you to contact us about scheduling your next event or group tour.

If I can be of any assistance to you, please contact me. I look forward to your visit to the museum, home, and our programs. We strive to preserve the county's history and sharing the early stories from early pioneers through the decades of county milestones and achievements which has left quite a mark on our corner of the state. The museum focuses on all aspects of the county’s history including but not limited to Picher Mining Fields, Charles Banks Wilson’s career and artwork, Mickey Mantle’s childhood and career, Pioneer families, Route 66 making its way across the county, nine Native American tribes being headquartered in our county, B.F. Goodrich Tire Company having a plant here for forty years, and numerous artifacts which show the pastime of our county. We hope to see you in Miami soon!


Dobson Memorial Complex
Miami, Oklahoma

Director Contact Information:
110 A SW
Miami, OK 74354
P.O. Box 242
Miami, OK 74355

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February 11th
Ottawa County Historical Society Monthly Board Meeting - Dobson Museum Community Room - 7pm
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Jordan named First Director
Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2015 4:54pm
Kimberly Barker

MIAMI — Jordan Boyd, 24, was named the first official director of the Dobson Museum on June 15.

The Dobson Museum, also known as the Dobson Memorial Center, displays artifacts, exhibits and culture from Ottawa County. It is operated by the Ottawa County Historical Society with approximately 140 members and is located at 110 A Street SW Miami, Oklahoma.

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