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  • Calendar
  • In the Mary Bratton Curtis Gallery: 

    Sept 16 - Nov 9In Our Image, The Sculpture of Jeralynn Lujan Lucero and Ray Wiger.

  • Programs/Activities:

    Oct 18 - Native beading artist and talented instructor, Greg Bohanan, will present the tubular gourd stitch at the Museum of the Red River. This stitch is made by sewing the beads in a brick stitch pattern that winds around anything that is cylinder in shape.

    In this  workshop you will make a beaded tubular key chain. The cost of the workshop is $45 and that includes all materials needed to complete the project. Please call the museum @ 580-286-3616 to reserve your spot. Spend a full day completely immersed in beading! Learn a new technique or perfect your craft. For ages 16+.

    Oct 31 - Nov 1 - The Museum of the Red River’s 7th Annual Fall Antiques & Arts Festival is scheduled for Saturday, November 1st, 9:00 – 4:00, featuring local artists and craftsmen along with several antique dealers.  In conjunction with the Festival, the Museum will sponsor a symposium focused on Southeastern Baskets, which will include a lecture on historic and contemporary basket weaving on Friday evening (at 7:15). On Saturday (from 9:00 – 4:00) there will be traditional basket weaving demonstrations. The public is invited to join nationally recognized weavers from Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Louisiana. All events will be held at The Mary H. Herron Community Conference Center and are free.

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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