Dobson Museum- 1 block from Historic Route 66

Mickey Mantle: Baseball Hero in Black and White
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
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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

Mantle Traveling Exhibit being featured at the Dobson

"Mickey Mantle: Baseball Hero in Black and White"
Miami, OK – March 10, 2017 - Dobson Museum to host "Mickey Mantle: Baseball Hero in Black and White" traveling exhibit during April-May 2017. The exhibit is from the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. This exhibit is featuring photographs from the Daily Oklahoman of Mickey Mantle through his life and career as a New York Yankee where he was known as the “Commerce Comet.”

The Ottawa County Historical Society will have a couple of cases available for anyone who has items pertaining to Mickey Mantle and would like to place them on a temporary loan to the society during April and May to be on display near the exhibit. Any groups or schools wanting special tours during this exhibit are encouraged to schedule those as several inquiries have been made about tours.

The museum will be open on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. between April 1st and May 26th excluding holidays. Groups and Schools may schedule tours on other days of the week as well.

A special thank you to the following organizations for their help in making this exhibit possible: The Oklahoma Museum of History of the Oklahoma Historical Society and the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

The Dobson Memorial Center Museum and Home is located at 110 A Street SW in Miami, OK. Any questions, tour scheduling, or inquiries please contact, Jordan Boyd, Dobson Memorial Center Museum and Home Director at 918-542-5388 or 

Jordan L. Boyd
Dobson Memorial Center Museum and Home
110 A Street SW, Miami, OK 74354
P.O. Box 242, Miami, OK 74355

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.

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Upcoming Events
October 15th-19th
Mountain Plains Museum Association Annual Conference at Denver, CO
November 12th
OCHS Monthly Board Meeting at Dobson Museum Community Room - 2pm

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