Take a stroll through our displays and experience our history first-hand.
The museum hosts several permanent exhibits covering Main Street, the area schools, those who served in the military, and our three surrounding Indian Nations. The model train tabletop exhibit provides a bird's eye view of the area and illustrates how it has changed over time.
MAIN STREET MEMORIES
Includes pictures and objects from businesses and activities located there throughout most of Eufaula's history. (Earliest Eufaula was clustered around the railroad depot, one block east of present Main Street.)
Includes pictures and objects from the many schools in the area including Canadian, Hanna, Texanna, and Porum, and of course, Eufaula Public Schools and the Creek-Muscogee Boarding School (later Eufaula Dormitory).
Includes pictures and objects from both World Wars, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam, and a few from the recent Gulf Wars. Highlighted in this exhibit are the activities and memorabilia from the local National Guard unit that served in Italy during World War II and in the Korean Conflict.
OUR NATIVE NATIONS
Eufaula stands at the intersection of three native nations. North of the lake, in the Texanna area, is the Cherokee Nation. South of the Lake, in the area of Stigler and Canadian, is the Choctaw Nation. The town of Eufaula and areas north and west are in the Creek-Muscogee Nation. Items from all three are included in the exhibit, as well as artwork from the three famous native artists who attended Eufaula Schools.
RAILS AND ROADS
Uses a model, table-top railroad to illustrate the changing history of the area. The earliest tabletop shows the area when the railroad, and its important bridges, were being built. The next highlights the small town that grew up around the Katy Depot. Future table-tops will show the town at Statehood, how the area changed when automobiles and highways entered the area, and finally, how the town looked in the 1950s before the lake changed the appearance of the entire area. Supporting exhibits on the important people of that era and the issues of the day are located nearby.
Changed semi-annually, these exhibits highlight one particular aspect of the area's history. Currently, one features many items from the 5 & 10 Cents stores on Main Street. The other is our collection of class picture- composites from area schools.