The Arbuckle Historical Museum in Davis features the history of Davis in pictures and artifacts. You will find displays featuring schools, churches, music, medicine, dentistry, civic organizations, military uniform, the fire department, the police department, railroad memorabilia, farm implements, house wares, hand crafts, Indian culture, geological formations, and numerous pictures of the area.
Remodeled in 1992, the museum now has a great display of tools lining the walls of the hallway leading to the "Territorial Room". This one-room dwelling represents the typical frontier home.
The recent addition is a 3' x 5' model of Fort Arbuckle. The fort is located 8 miles west of Davis.
The museum library contains many general history books as well as Davis family histories. You may want to spend half a day reading or researching your family history. It is located on Highway 7 along the railroad tracks in Davis.
The Arbuckle Historical Museum of Sulphur was built in 1917 and was used by the fire and police departments until 1999 when they moved into a new Sulphur City Complex. Over 125 genealogical/research books from the Murray County Court House periodicals, out of print books, school records from the early 1900's are housed here. You will learn the history of the mineral springs and Chickasaw National Recreation Area, formerly known as Platt National Park. Located at 402 West Muskogee Street the hours are Thursday - Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Goddard Youth Museum located in Sulphur brings the wonders of Southern Oklahoma to the fingertips of visitors. This "hands-on" museum brings visitors face to face with the natural world around them. The museum is open by reservation to any non-profit youth organization. Each group will be given a personal tour by one of the staff naturalists. The museum specializes in day tours and field trips. It is home to Oklahoma's own carnivorous dinosaur, the amazing "Acrocanthasaurus". This museum also houses a 6,000 square foot fossil-dig, oil and gas exhibit and a hands-on native cultures area. For information please call 580-993-3335.