The Museum's interactive exhibits provide visitors the opportunity to experience Oklahoma's history through its people. Visitors meet both famous and everyday Oklahomans whose lives have impacted our state, country and world. The candid nature of the exhibitory allows visitors a unique look into the lives of Oklahomans like Reba McEntire, Wiley Post and Mat Hoffman. The faces, voices and spirit of Oklahomans from every walk of life that inhabit the Museum create an experience unlike any other in the nation.
The Picture Yourself gallery inspires visitors as they step into life-size, gilded frames and the contributions of the first, best, and only in many fields worldwide—members of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.
Whether playing the role of a surgeon practicing medicine, making the game-winning slam dunk, or addressing the people with an inspirational message, you can put yourself into the life of an Oklahoma Hall of Fame member. Through these interactive exhibits and one-of-a-kind displays of personal items on loan from Oklahoma Hall of Famers, the next generation cannot help but be inspired by those who have come before them.
With nine experiences in all, three will be showcased every six months. Visit often to reignite the pride that comes with being an Oklahoman and don’t forget to use the official “Picture Yourself” hashtag #OHOFPictureYourself
Through interactive touch screens, find Oklahomans with whom you connect. Learn how the Oklahoma heritage of people like Maria Tallchief, Mickey Mantle, Ralph Ellison and Will Rogers attributed to their accomplishments. Oklahomans past and present, famous and not-so-famous, paint a picture of the state’s history in their portrayal of the five characteristics of every Oklahoman – perseverance, pioneer spirit, optimism, generosity and individualism.
Become a part of Oklahoma’s history by sharing stories about your own heritage. One at a time or in small groups, visitors enter a glassed-in booth where a touch-screen and video prompter encourage them to share memories or experiences that have contributed to their own heritage. Visitors can e-mail themselves a copy of their recording as a memento of their visit to the Museum.
Connect with everyday Oklahomans from across the state. This diverse group of individuals is proof that everyone in the state truly has the opportunity to make a significant contribution to Oklahoma’s heritage.
Learn what it takes to be presented the state’s highest honor, induction into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Meet the newest class of inductees and search the database of the 669 inductees dating back to 1928.
The Story of the Portraits exhibit displays a seven unique and diversified individuals that have received our State’s highest honor with induction into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, accompanied with archived documents that describe their stories and the process by which we have secured their portraits.
Learn the building's more than 90 year history in the original office of R.T. Stuart, founder of the Mid-Continent Life Insurance.