Monday, December 15, 2014

Museum Closings for 2014

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! The museum will be closed until January 6, 2015. Please contact Ruth Shaw at 454-2311 if you need access during the holidays.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Dinner

The Harrah Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. on December 11 at the History Center for the annual potluck dinner and last meeting of 2014. A short business meeting will be held to elect officers and a board member. Bring a dish to share; the Society will provide the meat and drinks.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Two Upcoming Events for Graduates of the 1950s

October 17 - Classmates and their guests from the class of 1954 will meet at 5:00 p.m. at the History Center to visit and remember the good ole school years.

October 18 - The "Nifty Fifties" reunion (graduating classes from 1950 - 1959) will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 12 midnight at St. Teresa's Catholic Hall, 1576 Tim Holt Drive. Bring old pictures and mementos and enjoy the evening's activities, dinner and awards ceremony.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Downtown Harrah in 1946

Shockey-Shannon Clinic and the Harrah Cafe. The clinic was located where the current police station is.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

World War I honor

Joe Zawisza, Sr. and his brothers Frank and John

Awarded to Joseph J. Zawisza, Sr. in WW I.
 The goddess Columbia is portrayed giving the Accolade of the New Chivalry of Humanity to a soldier wounded in action.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spring landscape cleanup at the museum. Thanks to Benita Peeler for sending her landscapers to do the work!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ozmun 24-Hour Service Station

Ozmun 24-Hour Service Station owned by Ed Ozmun. The original was built in 1925 and burned in 1950. It was located on the corner of Church Avenue and School Street. The replica was built by Cliff Ozmun.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Frank Harrah, who the town is named after, came to Oklahoma from Missouri in the land run of 1889. His family arrived two months later.

Harrah High school band jacket donated by Ted Honea

This rhythm band suit on display at the museum was worn by Betty Batt when she was in first grade at Harrah Elementary.

One of Harrah's beautiful historic homes - formerly owned by banker Ben Miles and his family

Jessie Sanford Harrah, wife of Frank, and mother of Calvin, India and Mary. Notice her gorgeous dress.

The orange and black school sweater from 1932 on display at the museum
Polish dance costumes that belonged to Leo & Minnie Nowakowski. Leo's hat is from Austria and Minnie's head cover symbolizes that she is married.