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2015 Goblins on Grand

Thousands came out for our 14th annual Goblins on Grand Halloween carnival.

Historic Ponca City

The community enjoys a parade in downtown Ponca City circa 1941.

2015 Crazy Days Street Party

Food trucks, games and music enjoyed by the community at our annual Crazy Days Street Party!

Historic Poncan Theatre

A streetscape view of Ponca City circa 1940 shows our historic theatre, still in use today.

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Tours

"Ponca City: Where History Speaks for Itself" - Historic Reenactments

Ponca City Main Street makes available reenactments of early day Ponca City persons of interest that were paramount in the city’s history. These colorful characters add personality to an event by presenting their story and that of their place in the founding of the community.

Group presentation (5 reenactors) approximately 1 hour in length.
Individual reenactments vary from 10 to 15 minutes each.

To schedule the reenactors as a group or individually call Ponca City Tourism at 580-765-4400.

Descriptions:

BS Barnes (circa 1895)
First mayor and city founder, made the Cherokee Strip Land Run of 1893
to claim the square mile city.

Zack Miller (circa 1915)
One of the 3 Miller Brothers of the world famous 101 Ranch and Wild West Show,
other brothers were Joe and George.


(EW Marland and Lydie available for scheduling a presentation)

EW Marland (circa 1935)
Founder of Marland Oil Co. which later became Conoco Oil Co., US Representative to Congress and 10th Governor of the State of Oklahoma.

Lydie Marland (circa 1935)
Adopted daughter and then 2nd wife of EW Marland.

Lew Wentz (circa 1935)
Oil baron and philanthroper, built Wentz Camp and Pool

Bill McFadden
V.P. of Marland Oil and best friend of E.W. Marland.


Main Street Historic Walking Tours:
Ponca City, OK

Historic Walking Tours in Downtown Ponca City can be scheduled for group tours by calling the PCMS office at 763-8082.

Tours will begin at City Hall.

Click here to read more...
   
"Take a Walk on the Wild Side"...

Click Here to download our walking tour booklet “Where the 20’s Still Roar"/Self Guided Optional

Wild West, Wildcatters, and Wild Women!
   
Click here to take a Virtual Walking Tour

Adventures in History & Heritage


Planning student field trips this year?
Ponca City, Oklahoma has a new Field Trip Resource Guidebook that you can download for free!
Your group can visit cultural heritage sites that feature educational entertaining experiences.
   

Adventures in History & Heritage features contact information, facts and photos.

  • Centennial Plaza
  • Historic Downtown
  • Conoco Museum
  • Marland’s Grand Home
  • Marland Mansion
  • Pioneer Woman Museum
  • Ponca City Art Center
  • Library Art Collection
  • Poncan Theatre
  • Standing Bear Park /Museum
  • Salt Fork Ranches

Download your free copy of the guidebook Adventures in
History and Heritage here
!
(12 MB .pdf file)

Download your free copy of the guidebook Adventures in History and Heritage here!

Visit Ponca City, just a short drive away, for an educational experience that you and your students will never forget!

 


“Our mission is to serve Ponca City and its citizens by promoting quality of life through efforts focused toward
economic growth, historical preservation, cultural development and revitalization of the downtown and surrounding area.”

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