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  • Calendar
  • In the Mary Bratton Curtis Gallery: 

    Through May 3 - Mastering Metal: The sculpture of Russell Whiting and Derald Swineford.

    May 13-July 13 - The Choco [Wounaan and Embera peoples] of Panama.

  • Programs/Activities:

    April 26th - Mary H Herron Memorial Kite Festival - at the Booker T. Washington Community Center, 1000 NW Haskell Pl., Idabel, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This FREE, family fun day is organized and sponsored by the Idabel Minority Action Council and the Museum of the Red River. These local organizations are working together to feature kite displays, make-your-own kites, and kite flying demonstrations.

    May 23rd & 24th - Native American Beading Seminar - led by nationally-renowned bead artist David Dean. This seminar will provide the basics of Native American beadwork and give bead workers the tools needed to produce Native American style beadwork that is common among most Native tribes of North America.

    This Seminar will be 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm on both days. Students for this event can come to one or all four sessions of the seminar. The cost is $45 for all four sessions; each session teaches a different technique and is optional.  Each session will require sample “kit” and can be purchased for $5 at time of registration.  Additional supplies will be available for purchase.  The Friday evening lecture is FREE and will be held at 7 pm.

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

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