Greetings from the Pottawatomie County Museum (Formerly Santa Fe Depot  Museum), home of the Pottawatomie County Historical Society. Our purpose is to promote and preserve the history and historical artifacts of  Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma for the benefit of posterity.

The museum building opened in 1904 as a station for the Santa Fe Railroad. It has been operated as a museum  since 1982 and contains material and artifacts that have been gathered  since the founding of the organization in 1926.

We look forward to your visit to the  museum. You will quickly observe that the collection has outgrown the  capacity of this facility. The Historical Society is currently raising  funds to build an additional museum on land north of the depot. When it  is completed and in operation, the collection will be more accessible.  The Santa Fe Depot will continue to be operated as a museum and will  feature the railroad and transportation history of our county.

When you visit, save time to stop by  Centennial Park which is adjacent to the museum grounds. There you will  find information about the many organizations and businesses that have  been in the county for 100 or more years. The park also features a  monument to Louise Fluke, Shawnee native who designed the flag of the  State of Oklahoma.

We look forward to your visit.

 Ken Landry

 Museum hours are from 10 am to 4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

 We are closed on Sunday, Monday and national holidays.


Museum  Director


Formerly Santa Fe Depot Museum


ATTENTION! The Pottawatomie County Museum will be closed to the public after December 27, 2017 while the parking lot is being rebuilt. Estimated closing is approximately 120 days.