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Shortgrass Country Museum and Historical Society


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Shortgrass Country Museum and Historical Society The Shortgrass Country Museum is one of the important historical landmarks of Sayre. In 1930 the Rock Island Depot was moved from its original site to the center of downtown.

The renovated depot museum features changing displays on all aspects of early-day life in Shortgrass Country and is western Oklahoma's art and history museum with traveling art exhibits.


Admission: Free Admission
Hours: Thursday and Friday, 2:00 - 4:30, or by appointment
Address: 106 E. Poplar
Phone: 580-928-5757

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