Welcome to Dobson Museum, We Offer Free Admission

Smoke Over Oklahoma: The Railroad Photographs of Preston George
Mickey Mantle: Baseball Hero in Black and White
Spanish Gold: Jack, Toby, and Me- the story of Hard Rock Mining in 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

Have you visited the Dobson Museum lately?

Are you interested in joining the Ottawa County Historical Society (OCHS) or have sometime on your hands and would like to become a volunteer?
This Saturday, April 9, 2022 will be the 50th Anniversary of the Dobson Museum in Miami, OK. The Open House will be from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Our museum houses the collections of the Ottawa County Historical Society that covers all communities of Ottawa County to preserve our art, history, culture, etc.

The museum opened 50 years ago on April 9th with hundreds of visitors on that first day!

Come enjoy music by Twin Rivers String Band on the porch of the Dobson Home and the home will be open for viewing to tour.

Come enjoy the museum and look at our latest displays along with our current traveling exhibit "Smoke Over Oklahoma: The Railroads Photographs of Preston George" on display through Friday, May 27th!

We will also have a table to join the OCHS or volunteer.

Debbie East and Bobby Poole will also have books available of their most recent project with Ron Enderland of "The Gateway to Miami, Oklahoma: Forever in Our Hearts" available for purchase.

The Dobson Museum Gift Shop also has great gift ideas and books and materials relating to Ottawa County!

There will be a come and go reception at the museum!

Come see us and enjoy the day!

About the Museum

The Dobson Family Legacy
The Dobson Museum operated by the Ottawa County Historical Society is open on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. The artifacts are owned by the Ottawa County Historical Society and highlight past Ottawa County life, mining, military, Native Americans, famous residents, industry including a permanent B.F. Goodrich exhibit.

The Dobson Home built in 1915-16 is an extension of the museum and open for tours and rental for events. The Dobson family furniture remains in the house today. The house is listed the National Register of Historic Places.

The gardens at the Dobson Memorial Center surround the home and are continued in the museum courtyard. From spring through fall there is a steady show of color from the many perennials and annuals in bloom. The Miami Garden Club and volunteers from the Ottawa County Historical Society maintain the many beds. Visitors are welcome to stroll through the gardens.

Now Open

Gift Shop
See what we have to offer, order by phone or email! Gift Shop!


Upcoming Events
June 9th
OCHS Board Meeting - 7:00 p.m. 
June 14th
Redbud Garden Club Tour Group - 10:00 a.m. 
June 25th
Jefferson Highway Association Presentation 2:00 p.m.
July 5th - 31st
"Votes for Women" and "Women of Oklahoma" Traveling Exhibits at Dobson Museum 

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