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

Miss Nellie Dobson's Birthday Open House

Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 1:00-5:00 pm
Dobson Memorial Complex
110 A Street SW, Miami, Oklahoma 74354

The museum and home will be open on Sunday, April 17th with refreshments served in Miss Nellie's Kitchen. The artwork and essays will be on display from Miami's 125th Anniversary Contest Sponsored by Miami Arts and Humanities Council.

Miami High School students will also be presenting a time capsule to the Dobson Museum to be stored at the museum until Miami's 150th Birthday in 2041.

Any questions please contact, Jordan Boyd, director at Dobson Memorial Complex
or email:

We hope you will be able to join us in celebrating Miss Nellie's Birthday,

Dobson Memorial Complex
Dobson Museum and Home

110 A Street SW, Miami, Oklahoma 74354
P.O. Box 242, Miami, Oklahoma 74355

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
June 19th
Museum Closed for Father's Day Holiday
June 26th
Ft. Leonardwood Group Tour Museum and Home - 1pm

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In the News

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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