The Grady County Museum in Chickasha is housed in the former Dixie Department Store building constructed in 1907. It was renovated to house the museum and various vendor spaces. With a focus on Grady County history, the collections include early historical documents and artifacts from the formation of the state of Oklahoma, Native American tribal artifacts and records of early pioneers settling in the northwest corner of the Chickasaw Nation.
The museum also features railroad artifacts from Rock Island, Santa Fe, and Frisco Railwords, military items relating to Borden General Hospital and the W & B Flying School dating from the WWII era, Grady County school collection, a barn and homestead house exhibits, medical and fine arts including music, paintings and sculpture. The museum also has a vast collection of photographs that document the development of Grady County. Before or following a tour of the museum, make sure to make your way to the on-site Crazy 8 Cafe for lunch, available Monday through Friday.