The Museum of the Red River
812 East Lincoln Road
Idabel, Oklahoma, 74745
TUE – SAT 10–5 and SUN 1–5
Closed Mondays and National Holidays
Group Tours (by appointment) & Conference Center
Directions (see Map)
We are located at 812 East Lincoln Road, on the South Highway 70 Bypass, in Idabel, McCurtain County, Oklahoma.
Henry Moy, (BA, MAT) Director
Henry joined the staff as Director in 1997. Prior to that he was director of the museums and chair of the museum studies program at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin. His past professional activities include being a committee member, board member, and/or officer of the following: Congress of Illinois Historical Societies and Museums (now Illinois Association of Museums), Wisconsin Federation of Museums, Midwest Museums Council (now Association of Midwest Museums), and the American Association of Museums. He has presented papers at conferences, organized professional symposia, and been a grants reviewer for various state agencies and the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. He has also judged local and regional art shows. He currently served on the Advisory Committee of the Chinatown Museum Foundation (Chicago), and is a board member of the Idabel Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture, Vice-President of the McCurtain Community Fund, and president of the Idabel Regional Arts Council
Daniel L. Vick, (BA, MA) Keeper of Collections
Daniel began his career with the Museum in 2003, after completing internships with the Oklahoma City National Memorial Center Museum and the Oklahoma Museum of Higher Education. He is a member of the Oklahoma Museums Association, American Association of Museums and Phi Alpha Theta. He is also adjunct instructor in U.S. history through 1877 for Eastern Oklahoma State University.
Jeanette Bohanan, (BA) Head of Programming and Outreach
Jeanette was hired in 2011 to oversee the museum’s Holland and Sallie Web Family Learning Center and work with other staff to provide public programs. She also maintains the museum’s website and social media projects. She is a member of the Oklahoma Museum’s Association and member of the Standing Professional Committee for OKNAMPA and OKME. She was formerly program director for Starfish Oklahoma Learning Center, serving Native American youth in northern McCurtain County. She has also worked with Head Start and YWCA programs.
Vickie Smith, Office Manager
Vickie is a McCurtain County native and has been a member of the museum since 2008 when she was hired to serve as events coordinator. She was formerly executive director of the Idabel Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture and co-owner of Eastep Electric.
Christina Eastep, Curatorial Assistant
Christina has been working at the museum since 2009. She was the conference manager for a year before taking her new role as curatorial assistant. She assists both Daniel Vick, Keeper of Collections and Jeanette Bohanan, Head of Programs. Currently Christina is enrolled at Ashford University working towards a B.A. in History.
Laura Eastep, Conference Center Manager
Laura Eastep recently joined the museum staff as conference center manager. She oversees the use, care, and maintenance of the facility. She works with museum staff, affiliates, renters, and other users to coordinate events throughout the year.
Sherron Mitchell, Gift Shop Manager
Before joining the museum in 2005, Sherron was a reporter-photographer for the Clarksville Times. She has also been a machine operator-trainer for Red Cap, a division of Vanity Fair Fashions, which included her working in Central America.
Sallie Webb, (BA, MA) Volunteer Coordinator
A Florida native, Sallie joined the Museum in 1990 after 25 years as a classroom teacher. The museum’s most dedicated volunteer herself, Sallie recruits and trains others to assist with programs and events. She works with other staff to create and implement new education experiences for visitors of all ages. Sallie is and award-winning artist, active with the McCurtain County Art Club, Photography Club, Retired Educators Association, and the McCurtain Gem and Mineral Club.
John Malin, (BA, MA) Museum Assistant
John recently joined the museum staff as Museum Assistant serving as weekend receptionist and tour facilitator. John, a McCurtain County native, only left for two years to teach French and Spanish in the East Coast. When he returned to Idabel, he took over his father's insurance business, which he ran for 40 years. He retired and sold his business in 2011 and now he enjoys gardening, raising orchids, and spending time with museum visitors.