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Chisholm Trail Museum & Governor Seay Mansion

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The Chisholm Trail Museum is located directly on the trade route that evolved into the famous cattle trail. Displays and exhibits feature a timeline of history beginning with Jesse Chisholm, the Chisholm Trail, Native American and Pioneer artifacts, a history of 1889-1893 land runs and the Kingfisher College.

The museum's exhibit "Kingfisher College: Institution of the Highest Order” displays artifacts, original photographs, oral histories and narrative, the exhibit reveals the story of how the small college on a hill established just five years after the Land Rush of 1889 in the small prairie town of Kingfisher. Although Kingfisher College only existed in Kingfisher for 28 years (1894-1922), and graduated only 117 students throughout those years, the school’s standards for excellence were second to none.

A frontier village with church from 1890, bank from 1889, one-room school house, and two log cabins (one belonging to the mother of the Dalton Gang) are located on site. The second territorial Governor Abraham Seay's 1892 Victorian shingle style mansion is located across the street from the museum. During the month of December, the museum is decorated with homemade ornaments and gifts and displays of holiday traditions from around the world.
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