Sunday, May 30 from 11am-5pm
The Kaw City Museum Board is pleased to announce this year’s Annual Reunion will take place on the Sunday of Memorial Weekend. It’s been nearly two years since the last reunion because of the pandemic and we expect a great crowd. Masks are not required, but please don’t attend if you have a fever or are experiencing any COVID symptoms. Health is our priority! Board members and volunteers will be on hand to greet local residents as well as visitors from across the country. Whether you grew up in old Kaw City or you are new to the area, you’re sure to enjoy the countless displays of historical artifacts, photographs, maps, books, name bricks, furniture and even the names and plot locations of Grand View Cemetery. Admission is free.
Kaw City Museum commemorates the history of a small, northern Oklahoma town, forced to relocate in the early 70’s when the United States Corps of Engineers picked its fertile land as the site for the 38-mile Kaw Lake. Housed in the old town’s train depot, the museum is operated by volunteers and is funded through donations and fund-raisers. Established in 1972, the museum has undergone several expansions as its collection of artifacts has grown.
Kaw City – A Pictorial History is available from the museum for donation of $20 or more. Written by native Kaw Citian Annette Pittman and her daughter, Susan Rutledge, the book features 200 photographs collected over a dozen decades from the Old Town’s residents. Worn and aged, each image provides a glimpse of Kaw City’s early days. All proceeds benefit the museum. For ordering information please contact Carolyn Godberson: (580) 763-2223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.