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  • Calendar
  • In the Mary Bratton Curtis Gallery: 

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

  • Programs/Activities:

    Nov 12 - The 7th Annual Festival of Trees will be hosted by the Museum of the Red River the month of December, 2014, 10:00-5:00, in the Mary H. Herron Conference Center at 812 E. Lincoln Road, Idabel, Oklahoma.  Businesses, schools, and civic organizations throughout McCurtain County are invited to start setting up November 12-26 from 10–4 Tues–Sat and 1-4 Sun. Your group may participate by entering a tree decorated in a way that represents what you do, sell, or work with.  For instance last year’s winner, Midway Transmission & Salvage, decorated a transmission. All trees will be displayed in the lobby of the Mary H. Herron Community Conference Center.

    Nov 15 -Talented artist, Jamie Carter, will present a drawing workshop that will focus on Native American.  Students will learn how to draw and shade eyes, mouth, nose, and other facial features using charcoal. Participants will be able to draw one of three portraits.

    The cost of the workshop is $45, and all materials will be provided. Please bring something yummy to share for the pot-luck lunch. Space is limited for this workshop so please call the Museum @ 580-286-3616 to reserve your spot. 

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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