The Questers in Nowata….

The newly chartered Questers group, No we ata, will be hosting a talk at the Nowata County Historical Museum at a date in June to be announced later.  The topic will be the historical significance and stories of aprons.  The speaker will be Shirley Morrison from Claremore.  She is a former librarian in the Nowata City school system and is also a gifted story teller.  A portion of her large apron collection will be on display and she encourages anyone attending to bring aprons of their own along with their stories.  The event is free.  Any questions call 918-273-1377 and leave a complete message. We hope to see you there, it should be a fun discussion.

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The Questers is an International organization that supports restoration and preservation of the past for the benefit of the future. It is composed of men and women that love history, educating themselves and others and collecting. The members can work with historical sites, artifacts and all forms of history. A meeting will be held on February 7, 3:00 pm at the Nowata County Historical Society Museum, 136 S. Oak for anyone interested in forming a group or groups in Nowata County. It is open to both men and women. A minimum of eight individuals is needed to form a group. For more information about The Questers organization visit


On Saturday December 15, a reception will be held for Jessie Slack, a long time volunteer at the Nowata Historical Society Museum. Jessie has put in many hours working to make the Museum a success. The reception will be a come and go from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, with light refreshments. Location is the Nowata Museum at 136 S. Oak Street. Come say hi to Jessie and others.

November is Veterans Month at the Museum…

The Nowata County Historical Society Museum is presenting a special exhibit during the month of November saluting the men and women of our military. Items from our archives that have not been on display will be available for view along with recent acquisitions and special military related items that are on loan from county residents.
We have uniforms for men and women from WW I, WW 2, OMA, weapons, First Day Issue Envelopes with stamps from the day that ships were commissioned, along with items that were used in everyday life as a military service person. Front pages are also shown from the Nowata County papers with headlines addressing action in the theaters of war.
This special exhibit will run through the month of November.