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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:

    Dec 2 - 31 - 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 have decorated their holiday trees in a way that represents what they do. All trees will be displayed in the lobby of the Mary H. Herron Community Conference Center. We are closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 24-25.

    Jan 5, 2015 - The 5th biennial “Expressions of Youth” art contest will be held the last two weeks of January, 2015.  This show is held in the Mary H. Herron Community Center on the campus of its co-sponsor, the Museum of the Red River.  The McCurtain County Art Club co-sponsors the event with grants and volunteers.

         The contest will be limited to youth living within the 10.5 counties of Choctaw Nation, 6th grade through 12th grade. 

        There are so many skilled and talented young people; this is an opportunity for all of us to encourage their endeavors.     Any questions about the Show or the rules will be welcomed by Museum of the Red River at 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 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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