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  • Calendar
  • In the Mary Bratton Curtis Gallery: 

    Through Nov 9 - Native Art Traditions of the Southeast.

    Sept 16 - Nov 9 - In Our Image, The Sculpture of Jeralynn Lujan Lucero and Ray Wiger.

  • Programs/Activities:

    Sept 13 - The Museum will be setting up a booth at the World Wide Day of Play in Broken Bow from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. This FREE event is sponsored and hosted by the McCurtain County Boys and Girls Club of Choctaw Nation. We will be offering  arts & crafts for children.  Come join us in the FUN!

    Sept 27 - The Museum will be setting up a booth at the Quad Fest (Formerly called Fall Fest) in Idabel, OK from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. This FREE event is sponsored by Idabel Main Street and will include a chili cook-off, music, entertainment, food, craft vendors, and much more. We will be offering arts & crafts for children. Come out and join us for the FUN!



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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