At a special election held on March 15, 1917, Bristow voters decided to become a city of the first class.
Congratulations to Hal and Donna Morgan, who celebrated their 50th anniversary at the Bristow Museum today.
Here are some pictures of the beautiful setup by their daughters, Karen and Ann.
May 13, 2017 was Tabouleh Fest day in Bristow. The Bristow Historical Society assisted Rick Root’s team and family as they ran the festival this year. Main Street was host to vendors, activities, food and craft booths, and of course the Tabouleh Bar. The Root and Morquecho families have spent years growing and running the festival and are ready to slowly hand over the reins to a new group. We appreciate their dedication and hard work for so many years. It is our pleasure to announce that next year, the Historical Society will be in charge of the festival and we could not be more excited to help grow this fun festival. The rich Lebanese culture and history of this area make Bristow, Oklahoma the perfect place to showcase some of the amazing Lebanese people, food and traditions. We look forward to seeing all of you at Tabouleh Fest 2018 on Saturday, May 12th. Stay tuned for further announcements about next year’s Tabouleh Fest!
April 22nd, 2017 marked the Grand Re-Opening of the Bristow Historical Museum. The day dawned damp and somewhat cool but that did not dampen the spirits of Bristow as hundreds of visitors packed the depot to view the new (old) exhibits. Cake and punch were enjoyed by all and children scampered to every corner of our lot in search of the “treasure train rocks” which had been hidden outside. Museum Director Rachel Whitney led volunteers as we answered question after question about exhibits, artifacts, photos and future plans. Without a doubt, the Bristow Historical Museum was welcomed back with open arms by the citizens of the area. If you haven’t stopped by yet, please do soon! We can’t wait to show you around.
Two weeks and 6 days until the Grand Re-Opening and the depot actually looks like a museum.
As we close in on our grand re-opening in April we can see the progress being made in the museum area. We have been working diligently every Saturday and as many weekdays as we can to have everything ready. Today we started setting up the Bristow Schools area. Not much in it right now, but there is a sneak peek in the pictures below. It's good to be able to walk in and see the results of the labor. We know that you will also love it when you visit.
Saturday February 4th, we met at the Train Depot to have another work day. We are making good progress towards having the office set up as well as new displays for viewing.
Don't forget we have a Historical Society meeting on February 21st at 7 PM. Come join us at the depot!