LeFlore County Historical Society

LeFlore County Historical Society303 Dewey Ave.Poteau, OK 74953918-647-9330Contact: Lorie Rutledge, Director, 918-647-9330In 2008, the LeFlore County Historical Society acquired the Hotel Lowrey Building, corner of Witte Street and Dewey Avenue, in historic downtown Poteau. Since then, the society has focused on remodeling the building into a museum. The LeFlore County Museum at the Hotel Lowrey will house one of the largest collections found in Southeastern Oklahoma.LCHS already has collected hundreds of artifacts ranging from Caddo Indian pieces to 1960s’ memorabilia and railroad relics. These historic pieces will be housed in different rooms of the museum, grouped according to date and significance.The LeFlore County Museum at the Hotel Lowrey is expected to be open to the public in late 2013. Right now you may visit the revolving exhibit Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment.LCHS is a nonprofit organization that is funded by donations, memberships and local fundraisers.Be sure to visit us on Facebook at LCHS or LeFlore County Historial Society. Send us an email to leflorecountyhistoricalsociety@windstream.net. Any questions, please contact Lorie Rutledge, director.Our 2013 events at the LeFlore County Museum at the Hotel Lowrey are: Yard Sale, April 5-6; Taste of LeFlore County, June 13; Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast, Nov. 9; and Fantasy Forest during December.