Major County Historical Society

Major County Historical Society 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.
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The Major County Historical Society and Museum has the main complex that was built in 1985 with money donated by Augusta Specht. The complex includes an entrance area with various artifacts from Major County and Oklahoma History, including a quilt in honor of Augusta Specht, a former school teacher in Major County in the early 20th century; the Specht gallery, which displays historical cookware, children's toys, and fashion throughout Oklahoma history; a conference room in which the board holds their monthly meetings and other various activities; an office; and the Sand Creek Village Museum, which houses historical farming equipment and military artifacts, including a replica Civil War cannon. Other buildings on the grounds include the Blue Front Hotel, which has just finished restoration recently with the aid of community donations. Through the years the Fairview Depot was moved to the Major County Historical Society grounds. The depot is now the board's main focus for a restoration project. Next to the Depot is a "2522" locomotive with caboose that was set on the rails on the grounds in 2008. Later, the Wohlgemuth house, a family in the Major County area, was moved to the grounds, which sits where a farm house did sit. Two churches from Ames, Oklahoma and a saw mill have been put in. One of the churches is open for weddings and recently held an Easter service. A blacksmith shop is on the land, which is used on Ag. Day when a blacksmith visits to teach the school children. A one room school house is also on the land. A Veterans Memorial with flagpoles is next to the complex building. Also, a pavilion and bathhouse have been built. More modern buildings at the Major County Historical Society include a Two Cylinder Building that houses threshing machines, wagons, a corn picker, and sheller. The Africulture building houses farm machinery dating from the first half of the 20th century. The "Made in Major County" Building houses exhibits that were made in Major County for resale. Our Oklahoma Centennial Park- sixty-four characters depicts several scenes from pioneer life on the prairie.

Mission: "For the education and preservation of the history of Major County and the restoration of historic memorabilia from Major County and the great State of Oklahoma."

02/02/2020

Next weekend in Enid, Tractor Supply is having their grand opening. They have contacted us to invite any of our members to bring tractors for display. We will have a booth set up with the drawing tractor. Starts at 8am. Hope to see you there!

01/21/2020

6:00pm Tomorrow
Tuesday January 21st
Annual membership meeting with dinner served.
See you there!

Any Ford fans on the page?  Look at the shine on this years raffle tractor!  It’s a 1963 Ford 2000. Ready to take to the...
01/20/2020

Any Ford fans on the page? Look at the shine on this years raffle tractor!
It’s a 1963 Ford 2000. Ready to take to the show or parade! Contact us if you want to purchase a ticket. Winner announced during our annual Threshing Bee last full weekend in September.

It’s cold outside but not where we are!  Come see us at the KNID Agrifest in Enid! And oh yeah we have a shiny blue raff...
01/11/2020

It’s cold outside but not where we are! Come see us at the KNID Agrifest in Enid! And oh yeah we have a shiny blue raffle tractor this year! Here till 4pm!

Still shopping?  We have a few ideas for you!  Threshing time prints 16x20 (seen here framed) $20Major county blanket $4...
12/14/2019

Still shopping? We have a few ideas for you!
Threshing time prints 16x20 (seen here framed) $20
Major county blanket $45
Vol 1 and Vol 2 major county history books $75 for set.
Message if you want to purchase and we will met you there.

KWTV - NEWS 9
10/11/2019

KWTV - NEWS 9

PHOTO CONTEST! Thanks to Terry Wyatt of Fairview for sending in this Oklahoma beauty shot. Terry says this is an old church located at the Major County Historical Society. We want to see your Oklahoma scenic shots and favorite spots. You could win a $200 cash prize from BancFirst and also have your picture featured on the 5pm news. Just send your pictures to news9.com/photo.

This years winner of our 1941 Farmall A Raffle Tractor is ....... Mike Rother! Congratulations!
09/29/2019

This years winner of our 1941 Farmall A Raffle Tractor is ....... Mike Rother! Congratulations!

Well that’s a wrap folks!  A huge and heartfelt Thank You to all the exhibitors, volunteers and spectators who helped wi...
09/28/2019

Well that’s a wrap folks! A huge and heartfelt Thank You to all the exhibitors, volunteers and spectators who helped with this years Show! Again we had some wind and rain but we still had a great show and none of it is possible without each one of you!

09/28/2019

Tractor pulls are going! Come on out!

It’s raining but we have the BEST exhibitors still waiting to put on a parade for our spectators!   Thank you to everyon...
09/28/2019

It’s raining but we have the BEST exhibitors still waiting to put on a parade for our spectators! Thank you to everyone who are here putting on the show!

09/28/2019

Two engines pulling our pioneer house

09/28/2019
09/28/2019
09/28/2019
Yesterday while manning the lobby at the Sand Creek Museum during the Threshing Bee, I had the pleasure of talking with ...
09/28/2019

Yesterday while manning the lobby at the Sand Creek Museum during the Threshing Bee, I had the pleasure of talking with Sammie Jester, who is an amazing quilter and owns a quilt shop and does long-arm quilting in Cleo Springs. Here she is working on a rescue project--finishing an intricate Hawaiian pattern applique quilt that was not finished by its quilter due to illness. If you go to the Threshing Bee today, have a little cool-down in the museum and check out the gorgeous quilts!
From Meg Fairview Chamber of Commerce

If you missed the Threshing Bee Anvil Shoots yesterday, you're in luck! There will be more today--at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00...
09/28/2019

If you missed the Threshing Bee Anvil Shoots yesterday, you're in luck! There will be more today--at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. I learned a little about the trade while speaking with the Kansas Anvil Shooters yesterday. This gal on the left is a third-generation anvil shooter! Ask them about all those pins on their hats if you get a chance to talk with them today.
From Meg Fairview Chamber

Steve & Diane Richardson have kindly donated their time, talent, and supplies to make over 600 Threshing Bee photos avai...
09/28/2019

Steve & Diane Richardson have kindly donated their time, talent, and supplies to make over 600 Threshing Bee photos available to Threshing Bee visitors as a fundraiser for MCHS. You can choose yours in the museum lobby and have a 13" x 19" print of it done on site for just $20, *all* of which goes back to the Major County Historical Society! These are high-quality, gorgeous photos, y'all!
From Fairview Chamber of Commerce

Smoke Wagon
09/27/2019

Smoke Wagon

Hey y'all! We're out here in the 'ole West at the Annual Two Cylinder Tractor Show in Fairview, OK.
Come on out and join in on the fun!!

09/27/2019

Lunch is being served! #sagebrushcowboybistro #mcgillsgrill #johansbbq #mamabs #smokewagon #kettlecorn

Good Morning! It’s gonna be a warm windy day but we are ready!  Hope to see you there!
09/27/2019

Good Morning! It’s gonna be a warm windy day but we are ready! Hope to see you there!

Enid News & Eagle
09/27/2019
Enid News & Eagle

Enid News & Eagle

A SHORT DRIVE AWAY
🚜🚜 Major County Historical Society will host its annual Threshing Bee and National 2 Cylinder Tractor Show Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28, at the society grounds east of Fairview just off Oklahoma 58.

We are looking for a few more volunteers to help at the Threshing Bee and Two-Cylinder Show this weekend (Friday and Sat...
09/25/2019

We are looking for a few more volunteers to help at the Threshing Bee and Two-Cylinder Show this weekend (Friday and Saturday). If you have a few hours to spare and want to help, please call us - 580-227-2265. 😊

09/09/2019

At the 34th Annual Threshing Bee coming up on September 27th and 28th, we don’t just look at our steam engines, we put them to work!

19 more days until the Threshing Bee and Two-Cylinder show!  Here is a list of the events.  Hope to see you there!
09/09/2019

19 more days until the Threshing Bee and Two-Cylinder show! Here is a list of the events. Hope to see you there!

Come on out to Cleo Watermelon Festival.  We are enjoying the day!
09/02/2019

Come on out to Cleo Watermelon Festival. We are enjoying the day!

08/31/2019
Major County Historical Society

Major County Historical Society

Rain or shine our raffle tractor will get you there!
Tickets still available. Winner will be announced Saturday September 28th.

08/31/2019

Rain or shine our raffle tractor will get you there!
Tickets still available. Winner will be announced Saturday September 28th.

08/17/2019

We are in Winfield, Kansas at the K&O Steam And Gas Engine Show. Beautiful weather today. Come out and visit!

08/16/2019

We still have spots open for craft and food vendors at the Threshing Bee in September! Message or email us if you are interested! [email protected].

Come out tonight after the rodeo and enjoy Fairview’s local band The Confederate Knots under the pavilion!   Huge Thank ...
07/27/2019

Come out tonight after the rodeo and enjoy Fairview’s local band The Confederate Knots under the pavilion! Huge Thank you to the Fairview Wranglers for using our venue for the dance! Rental fees are used to preserve and maintain the facilities so Thank You and see you tonight!

It’s that time of year again.  Our wheat is ready to cut and bundle.  We use these bundles in our show to demonstrate Th...
06/30/2019

It’s that time of year again. Our wheat is ready to cut and bundle. We use these bundles in our show to demonstrate Threshing wheat. If you would like to come watch, take pictures or help pitch bundles in the wagons you are welcome to do so. We will be there today June 30th at 6pm.
If you take pictures we ask you tag MCHS for recognition. Please remember we operate solely on volunteers and donations.

06/21/2019
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Hazel

MCHS will be closed Saturday
They will be spraying for mosquitoes
Do not go on ground till Sunday after 4

Come say Hi if you are at the Oklahoma Steam and Gas Engine Show in Pawnee!
05/04/2019

Come say Hi if you are at the Oklahoma Steam and Gas Engine Show in Pawnee!

Didn’t think our tractor could look any better but with Mary in the seat it sure does!!!    Come by and visit Mary’s boo...
03/30/2019

Didn’t think our tractor could look any better but with Mary in the seat it sure does!!!
Come by and visit Mary’s booth Beaver Pond Products handmade wood and lariat rope gifts and the MCHS booth.

Farm Expo at the Woodward County Fairgrounds. Till 9pm tonight and tomorrow!

Come visit us and get your tickets for the tractor!   We also have some prints, books, afghans, and some Turkey Red whea...
03/29/2019

Come visit us and get your tickets for the tractor! We also have some prints, books, afghans, and some Turkey Red wheat packets.

Located in Exhibit Hall A at the Woodward County Fairgrounds for the K101 Farm Expo.

Got 5 dollars?  Then you could win this 1941 Farmall A!  This is our raffle tractor for 2019.   Complete and ready to dr...
03/20/2019

Got 5 dollars? Then you could win this 1941 Farmall A! This is our raffle tractor for 2019. Complete and ready to drive!

1 ticket for $5. Or 5 for $20. It will be at the K101 Farm Show March 29-31st so come take a look!

We are extremely humbled and thankful that we were chosen by the Fairview Chamber of Commerce as the Volunteer(s) of the...
02/08/2019

We are extremely humbled and thankful that we were chosen by the Fairview Chamber of Commerce as the Volunteer(s) of the year. Thank you to JaNae Barnard for her wonderful words and presenting the award. She explained that it takes an exceptional team of dedicated volunteers and she is right!

Thank you again Fairview Chamber for the recognition!

Board members not pictured are Levi Martens, Leroy Jantz, Mike Martens, David Frech and Blonde Majors.

This past week heaven gained a new angel.  Nate was part of the MCHS family for many years and we have truly felt the vo...
02/03/2019

This past week heaven gained a new angel. Nate was part of the MCHS family for many years and we have truly felt the void without his presence. We lift his family up in our prayers.

Tomorrow, January 15th at 6:00pm is our annual meeting with dinner. All invited as we vote on four director positions an...
01/14/2019

Tomorrow, January 15th at 6:00pm is our annual meeting with dinner. All invited as we vote on four director positions and go over some exciting projects happening this year!
If you received an invite in the mail the date is wrong.
Correct date is
Tuesday January 15 @ 6pm Conference room inside museum at MCHS.

It’s rainy and cold but you can be dry and warm visiting us at our KNID Agrifest booth!  You can purchase your raffle ti...
01/11/2019

It’s rainy and cold but you can be dry and warm visiting us at our KNID Agrifest booth! You can purchase your raffle tickets for this years tractor giveaway or watch a video that shows some of the events at our show. This years tractor is a nice little 1941 Farmall A!
Hope to see you there!

12/24/2018
Thank you to those who have sacrificed for our freedoms.
11/11/2018

Thank you to those who have sacrificed for our freedoms.

10/31/2018

We want to let everyone know there will be
no haunted hayrides this year.

Our 28th annual show was a huge success.  It was called by a first time visitor “a sleeper show”.  Meaning you don’t kno...
10/01/2018

Our 28th annual show was a huge success. It was called by a first time visitor “a sleeper show”. Meaning you don’t know what all we have until you are here! This is just a few pictures. There was much more!
Thank you to everyone who came to visit as a spectator or exhibitor!

Address

Ok-58
Fairview, OK
73737

General information

We have several memberships that will accommodate everyone. The memberships we offer are the following: a $200.00 club membership fee, in which the money goes toward capitol improvements only; a couple's membership with a fee of only $25.00; and an individual membership with a fee of $15.00. The Major County Historical Society also has events that are opened to the public. These events on the complex are the Annual Threshing Bee and Two Cylinder Show, an annual Easter egg hunt, Agriculture Day for the school children, Farm Safety Day, and an annual Independence Day event. We also have a Christmas program.

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MCHS will be closed Saturday They will be spraying for mosquitoes Do not go on ground till Sunday after 4
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