The Har-Ber Village Museum: Making History Fun!

the har ber village museum

It’s that time again, when our rich local history comes alive at the one and only Har-Ber Village Museum in nearby Grove, Oklahoma. Re-opening on Saturday, March 16th, after a long winter break, the museum will feature some brand-new exhibits as well as the old favorites. Take a long walk among nature’s creations with the beautiful backdrop of the Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees. Try to stop by all of their interactive stations and you’ll learn a ton of interesting stuff you never knew about your own local history, art and science.

There are so many fun exhibits to get your hands on at the Har-Ber Village Museum. They give you and your adults separate maps when you check in, so you can decide what you want to check out first, compare plans, and decide where to go from there! At the admission desk, get your parents to ask about the “Back-Pack Program” if you’re looking for a more in-depth trip to the museum including activity cards with different themes. Do you want to see their natural history collection first, or save it for last? Believe it or not, they have a big ol’ stuffed buffalo in there! If you’ve ever thought about becoming a doctor, make sure you find the old pioneer medical room display. You may be shocked by what was considered “cutting edge” technology back in the day.

All-new this year, they will be having “Special Saturdays” such as the Special Baseball Exhibit on March 30th, a Canine Themed Saturday on April 13th, and a Trail Scavenger Hunt on April 20th, to name a few. As always, there are special events happening at Har-Ber Village fairly often. Keep an eye out for the exciting new Mining Minerals exhibit set to open this year. Avoid missing any special occasions by keeping your eyes glued to the museum’s website,, or by printing out their event calendar.

For another fun, historical adventure, check out the Rogers Historical Museum.

By James Carlton
Special to Official Kids Mag