The Major County Historical Society was chartered on May 3, 1968 and on April 18, 1985, Augusta Specht gave the Major County Historical Society 160 acres of farm land and enough money to build a building for a museum.
The Major County Historical Society is a privately owned entity, governed by an 11 member board, which meets regularly the 3rd Tuesday of each month; these meetings are open to the public. We are a 501 C 3 and receive little to no federal, state, or county funding. The complex and farm is funded by donations and volunteer labor. The museum accepts most donated items, mainly from the Major County and northwest Oklahoma area.