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John and Cordelia Steen Edmond’s First Residents The Pump House, built by John Steen and railroad crews, was the first residence of Edmond. This photo was taken on December 25, 1888, showing that a Black-Jack Oak branch was “the first X-mas tree in Edmond. “The Steens lived in the Pump House until well after the
1889er House The 1889er house is an example of what a nice Edmond home would have looked like in 1889. If you were lucky enough to settle in an area with trees, you would have a house similar to this. If you did not have trees, your home would have been a dug out (basically
The Gower Cemetery On November 18, 1991 the Gower Memorial Cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places. John & Ophelia Gower relinquished a portion of their 160 acre homestead to establish the Gower Cemetery in November 1889. The Cemetery was historically significant for its association with the African American Settlers who
Corporate Support The Edmond Historical Society & Museum appreciates the support of local businesses and corporations. A variety of opportunities are available to sponsor an event, provide in-kind donations of food and supplies for children’s programming, auction items for fundraisers and financial contributions for programs and operating expenses. We have Business Memberships to the
Children’s Learning Center Our Children’s Learning Center Completed in 2008 is a true favorite for families in the Edmond area… Pay us a visit today and find out why children love to learn by playing in this miniature pioneer town just inside our main gallery. Hands-on-Play Areas Include:General StoreTrain Station Sheriff’s OfficeOld Time Citizens