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."

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...
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 ...
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.

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!

09/29/2018

Winner of the Farmall B is...........Charles Eubanks!
Congratulations!

09/29/2018
09/28/2018

Your ride is ready come on out and visit!

09/28/2018

Let us know you are here by posting your videos and photos!

Come have breakfast and lunch with us tomorrow and enjoy our festivities.
09/28/2018

Come have breakfast and lunch with us tomorrow and enjoy our festivities.

The 2018 Threshing Bee and Two-Cylinder Schedule!Tip - go ahead and save this pic to your phone so you have it when you ...
09/26/2018

The 2018 Threshing Bee and Two-Cylinder Schedule!
Tip - go ahead and save this pic to your phone so you have it when you are on the grounds this weekend! 😉

Tractor Pull - just one of the fun events at this weekend's Threshing Bee and Two-Cylinder Show!
09/25/2018

Tractor Pull - just one of the fun events at this weekend's Threshing Bee and Two-Cylinder Show!

We are looking forward to seeing YOU and YOUR FAMILY this weekend for the Threshing Bee and Two-Cylinder Show!  The weat...
09/25/2018

We are looking forward to seeing YOU and YOUR FAMILY this weekend for the Threshing Bee and Two-Cylinder Show! The weather forecast looks mighty fine!

Have you noticed our new sign? We would like to thank everyone who helped get this accomplished! Razor Graphixs and Sign...
09/11/2018

Have you noticed our new sign?
We would like to thank everyone who helped get this accomplished!
Razor Graphixs and Signs for the decals.
Sooner Cooperative for the use of the lift.
Martens Machine Shop for the metal work and all the members who put in the labor to get it ready and set up.
THANK YOU!

08/16/2018
One of the World's Largest Threshing Bees and Two-Cylinder Shows - in Fairview, OK - happening in 43 Days, 23 hours and ...
08/15/2018

One of the World's Largest Threshing Bees and Two-Cylinder Shows - in Fairview, OK - happening in 43 Days, 23 hours and Counting....!! :)

Volunteers at MCHS have been busy harvesting the Turkey Red Wheat grown on the grounds.  Just look at this cutie!  :)
06/13/2018

Volunteers at MCHS have been busy harvesting the Turkey Red Wheat grown on the grounds. Just look at this cutie! :)

Easter Egg Hunt organized by the Fairview Chamber of Commerce at Major County Historical Society:Saturday, March 31 at 1...
03/06/2018

Easter Egg Hunt organized by the Fairview Chamber of Commerce at Major County Historical Society:
Saturday, March 31 at 10 am

Go ahead and SAVE THE DATE for the 2018 Threshing Bee and Two-Cylinder Show - September 28 and 29!  We're already making...
12/28/2017

Go ahead and SAVE THE DATE for the 2018 Threshing Bee and Two-Cylinder Show - September 28 and 29! We're already making plans and looking forward to seeing you!

10/26/2017

Haunted Hayride at Major County Historical Society!
October 31st, 6:30 to 9 pm. $3!
We look forward to seeing you! 🍁🎃

Broom-Making Demonstrations and Much More at the Threshing Bee and Two-Cylinder Show - September 22 & 23!
09/22/2017

Broom-Making Demonstrations and Much More at the Threshing Bee and Two-Cylinder Show - September 22 & 23!

Threshing Demo Daily at 2 pm - Threshing Bee and 2-Cylinder Show - September 22 and 23!
09/22/2017

Threshing Demo Daily at 2 pm - Threshing Bee and 2-Cylinder Show - September 22 and 23!

Welcome To The 32nd MCHS Threshing Bee and 27th National 2-Cylinder Show!
09/22/2017

Welcome To The 32nd MCHS Threshing Bee and 27th National 2-Cylinder Show!

Tractors and More Tractors on display at the Threshing Bee and Two-Cylinder Show - September 22 & 23!
09/21/2017

Tractors and More Tractors on display at the Threshing Bee and Two-Cylinder Show - September 22 & 23!

We LOVE a PARADE!  Parade at Noon both Friday and Saturday, September 22 & 23 at the Threshing Bee and 2 Cylinder Show!
09/21/2017

We LOVE a PARADE! Parade at Noon both Friday and Saturday, September 22 & 23 at the Threshing Bee and 2 Cylinder Show!

Quilt Show at the Threshing Bee and Two-Cylinder Show - September 22 and 23!  Inside the Museum!  Open from 10-3 both da...
09/21/2017

Quilt Show at the Threshing Bee and Two-Cylinder Show - September 22 and 23! Inside the Museum! Open from 10-3 both days!

Field Demonstrations from 1 to 3 pm both Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, at the Threshing Bee and 2-Cylinder S...
09/21/2017

Field Demonstrations from 1 to 3 pm both Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, at the Threshing Bee and 2-Cylinder Show!

Are you making the pilgrimage to Fairview for the Threshing Bee and Two-Cylinder Show this weekend? Be sure to keep this...
09/21/2017

Are you making the pilgrimage to Fairview for the Threshing Bee and Two-Cylinder Show this weekend? Be sure to keep this schedule handy!

Thank you to Farm and Ranch Living for mentioning the 32nd Threshing Bee and 27th National Two Cylinder Show coming up i...
09/19/2017
Threshing Bee

Thank you to Farm and Ranch Living for mentioning the 32nd Threshing Bee and 27th National Two Cylinder Show coming up in Fairview this weekend - September 22 and 23!

We hope to see you this Saturday!
08/21/2017

We hope to see you this Saturday!

Turkey Shoot: August 26th at 1 pm!
07/28/2017

Turkey Shoot: August 26th at 1 pm!

Looking back through photos of previous Threshing Bee and Two-Cylinder Shows and this came up.  Looking forward to Septe...
07/11/2017

Looking back through photos of previous Threshing Bee and Two-Cylinder Shows and this came up. Looking forward to September 22 and 23, 2017 - the next Threshing Bee and Tractor Show!

The 32nd Threshing Bee and 27th National 2-Cylinder Show is coming up September 22 and 23, 2017!  See threshing just as ...
07/09/2017

The 32nd Threshing Bee and 27th National 2-Cylinder Show is coming up September 22 and 23, 2017! See threshing just as pictured below!

Major County Historical Society
07/09/2017

Major County Historical Society

We look forward to seeing everyone at Fairview's Festival and Fireworks - Monday, July 3!
07/02/2017

We look forward to seeing everyone at Fairview's Festival and Fireworks - Monday, July 3!

Fairview's Festival and Fireworks: July 3 @ 6 PM @ MCHS
06/20/2017

Fairview's Festival and Fireworks: July 3 @ 6 PM @ MCHS

We are sure hoping to see you Saturday morning!
05/08/2017

We are sure hoping to see you Saturday morning!

Turkey Shoot - May 13th!
05/01/2017

Turkey Shoot - May 13th!

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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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