past - Edmond Historical Society

  • World War II and Libertyfest

    World War II As World War II began erupting across Europe in 1939, the nation faced changes that effected day-to-day activities. Many Edmond men and women participated in the war effort by […]

  • 1905 Mayor Jesse S. Ringer and wife Isa Ringer

    City Services

    Jesse Ringer served one term as Edmond’s Mayor from 1905-1906. He was tragically killed by a fast freight train hitting Ringer and Real Estate partner William Nave’s automobile in December […]

  • Van's Bakery

    Van’s Bakery

    Van’s Bakery was a landmark in Edmond, Oklahoma for 44 years and was ranked in its day as one of the outstanding independent bakeries of Oklahoma. Many of Edmond’s citizens […]

  • Royce Cafe

    Royce Cafe

    Royce and Neva Adamson opened the Royce Cafe in 1933. Located at Fourth and Broadway in Edmond, the building was made from native red sandstone. Customers enjoyed 24-hour service with […]

  • Wide A Wake Cafe

    Wide-Awake Cafe

    Originally called the “Night & Day” in 1927 when it was first built, the Wide-A-Wake Cafe was open to Route 66 travelers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. […]

  • Bradbury Station

    Bradbury Corner

    Everett Bradbury established Bradbury Station in 1923, located approximately at the southwest corner of the current intersection of Second and Interstate 35. This original site consisted of a one-acre plot […]

  • Schools: What’s In a Name?

    Are you curious about how your Edmond school got its name? ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Angie Debo Elementary School Angie Debo (January 30, 1890 – February 21, 1988) was an American historian […]

  • Agricultural Life

    At the time of the 1889 Land Run, Oklahoma consisted of a wilderness of prairie and forest lands that offered a new chance for American farmers. Edmond is located geographically near the […]

  • 1920s Exhibit

    1920s Edmond: Ain’t We Got Fun?

    Do you think the Roarin’ Twenties are the bees knees? Visit the 1920s Edmond: Ain’t We Got Fun? exhibit at the Edmond Historical Society & Museum for a satisfying dose […]

  • Snap Shots in Time

    Snapshots In Time: 100 Years Of Photographs & Cameras In Edmond

    People have been taking photographs in Edmond for nearly 130 years. Snapshots in Time features photographs and cameras from Edmond’s first century, including over 20 vintage cameras dating from the […]