Sand Springs Museum: Cultural and Historical Museum
The Sand Springs Cultural and Historical Museum is located in the historic Page Memorial Library Building. The building is an excellent example of art deco architecture and was built to honor Charles Page in 1929. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in America in 1999.
The museum preserves the building and strives to connect the local area’s past, present, and future through the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage and arts.
The Sand Springs museum also offers the town’s only Sand Spring’s Home and Widows colony exhibit. The exhibit looks at the history of the Sand Spring’s Home and the impact that it has created for the city.
Sand Springs is Oklahoma’s only planned industrial town. In 1907, entrepreneur and oilman, Charles Page, sent Salvation Army worker, Brinton F. Breeding, and a group of orphaned children and widows to his land west of Tulsa to begin a children’s home and widow’s colony. Building what some called a folly, Page developed a total community to provide for his children’s home and widows’ colony. The museum’s permanent exhibit chronicles the story of Charles Page, the Sand Springs Home and Widow’s colony, and life in an early 20th century industrial town.
The Sand Springs Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 1 PM until 5 PM and throughout the year offers different activities for the community to enjoy. The museum just finished up its a quilting expo and plans many other events including its annual Christmas Tree Decorating contest that is held around the Christmas time. The museum is located at 9 E Broadway Sand Springs, OK 74063 and you can contact them at (918) 246-2509. Admission is free for all guests, so take the whole family down to see the amazing history of Sand Springs and enjoy a day in Downtown Sand Springs