Dobson Museum- 1 block from Historic Route 66

Spanish Gold: Jack, Toby, and Me- the story of Hard Rock Mining in Ottawa County
Route 66: A Trip Down the Mother Road of Ottawa County
Discover | Learn | Share
B.F. Goodrich : Full Circle in Miami
Sunbeam Farms: A Black Angus Dynasty
Picher Mining Field
Sports Limited
Native American Artifacts
Life-Size Teepee
Charles Banks Wilson Limited

Dobson Museum and Home will continue to be closed.

Sunday, August 21st - Friday, August 26th
Due to Family Illnesses and Preparation work on Projects the Dobson Museum and Home will continue to be closed through Friday, August 26th, 2016. We will officially reopen on Sunday, August 28th, 2016.

We apologize for the inconvenience and we strive update and maintain the museum facilities to continue to preserve and exhibit Ottawa County History at a high museum standard.

Any questions or research inquiries may be directed to the Museum Director, Jordan Boyd at 918-542-5388 or

Thank you,

Ottawa County Historical Society and Jordan Boyd, Dobson Museum Director

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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Upcoming Events
August 13th-21st
97th Annual Ottawa County Free Fair
August 21st-24th
Dobson Museum and Home will be closed due to renovation and routine maintenance projects.

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