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  • Calendar
  • In the Mary Bratton Curtis Gallery: 

    Nov 25, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015 - Recent Acquisitions - An exhibit highlighting the donations, and purchases made by the museum in the past year 

  • Programs/Activities:

    Jan 5, 2015 - Expressions of Youth

    The biennial art competition Expressions of Youth, for youth ages 10-19  is sponsored by the Museum of the Red River to showcase and highlight some of our emerging talents.  Works must be submitted in person by art instructors or by the artists themselves, and are then judged by a professional artist. All art must be framed and ready to hang or art work may be 3D (three dimensional). Art work must be submitted January 6-10, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The exhibit will be open January 13-25. An artist Reception and Award Ceremony will be held on Sunday, January 25, at 2:00 p.m.  There is $1,000 in prize money available. Prizes will be awarded in these age groups: 10-14 and 15-19. More information may be obtained by calling 580-286-3616.


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 will be missed.

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