past - Edmond Historical Society

  • WW1 Slider

    Remembering World War I

    April 2017 marks 100 years since the United States entered the First World War. World War I was the first global war and over sixteen million combatants and civilians lost […]

  • The Power of Children – Making A Difference

    September 1 – October 20, 2017

  • Playground

    Once Upon A Playground

    The classic metal and wood structures that have populated playgrounds for most of the twentieth century—towering metal slides, giant jungle gyms, whirling merry-go-rounds, bouncing seesaws—have become beloved artifacts of childhood. […]

  • Barbers In Edmond – A Historic Trade

    Barbers in Edmond: A Historic Trade tells the story of Edmond’s barbers, through the tools of the trade, photographs and advertisements. The profession has faced many challenges as changes in […]

  • Work, Fight, Give: American Relief Posters of WWII

    Work, Fight, Give: American Relief Posters of WWII offers a wide-ranging collection of original relief posters and memorabilia that provides an exciting new window on understanding a watershed event in our […]

  • Monkey Bars & Walking Trails: Over 100 Years of Edmond Parks

    “Big, little, old and young are urged to visit the park for rest, recreation or work.” Edmond Sun, May 5, 1921 The creation and development of Edmond’s parks required the […]

  • WWII Edmond: Housewives on the Homefront

    WWII’s Affect on Women War affected everything for women. Some women during WWII went to work for the military or in factories–but more women stayed home. Women of Edmond Housewives […]

  • Edmond Swimming Hole

    The Old Swimming Hole

    Edmond’s First Public Swimming Pool, originally located directly behind Old North Tower on what is today the UCO campus. The pool was built in 1915 by the Manual Training Class. […]

  • Edmond Athletics

    The citizens of Edmond have always enjoyed participating in a variety of sports and leisure activities. As Edmond developed the earliest activities included corn husking parties, quilting bees and barn raisings. These activities […]

  • USA WPA

    WPA In Edmond

    Works Progress Administration President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1935 to provide jobs during a period of massive unemployment in the U.S. From 1935 to 1943, the […]