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  • Calendar
  • In the Mary Bratton Curtis Gallery: 

    Through July 13 - Panama's Wounaan and Embera Cultures.

    July 22 - Native American Traditions of the Southeast.

  • Programs/Activities:

    August 7 - Paleo Pals Club Meeting: For ages 4-10 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. This club is designed for dinosaur lovers who want to meet and learn about their favorite prehistoric animals. The group meets quarterly with dinosaur related discussions and activities. Enrollment in the program is $25 per year and includes a 10% discount card for the Museum Store.

    August 16 - Workshop: Diana Smith - Textile Weaving on a floor loom. All workshops are from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Cost is $45 and includes all materials. Please bring a dish to share at lunch.



The Museum of the Red River

celebrates the world's artistic heritage, while emphasizing the contributions made to this heritage by the native peoples of the Americas.

Artifacts and related materials dating from prehistoric to contemporary times are collected, preserved, researched and exhibited in order to foster aesthetic appreciation, stimulate curiosity, and inspire further study. Complementary programs and activities provide additional learning opportunities to our audiences.

The Museum is also home to Acrocanthosaurus atokensis, the official State Dinosaur of Oklahoma. The most complete specimen of this 110 million year old fossil was recovered less than ten miles away. A full size cast of the skeleton, nearly forty feet long and fourteen feet high, is displayed along with natural history specimens from around the world. Additional exhibits can be found in the Lifeways Gallery, Nathaniel & Lana Grey Gallery, Mary Bratton Curtis Gallery, Gregory Perino Archaeological Study Area, and Holland & Sallie Webb Learning Center.

This website provides but a glimpse of the Museum and its offerings. We hope users will be inspired, and accept this as an invitation to come visit in person.

Visit us at 812 E. Lincoln Road, Idabel, Oklahoma or call us for directions 580-286-3616.

The Museum of the Red River has lost its greatest champion Quintus Herron. He passed away June 24, 2014. With his late wife Mary (1926 - 2007), Quintus led the initial efforts to establish the Museum, opening it in 1975. He continued to be its greatest benefactor and promoter, establishing permanent funds for operations and providing lead gifts for expansion projects. He and his family are responsible for over half the Museum's Collections. A memorial service is scheduled for July 26, 2014 at the Mary H. Herron Community Center in Idabel, OK.

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