Cleveland County Historical Society meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 in the Carriage House, behind the Moore-Lindsay Historical House Museum, which is located at 508 N. Peters. The meetings are open to the public.
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In 1967, 600 charter members of the Cleveland County Historical Society pledged to ”research, preserve, publicize and perpetuate the history, genealogy and educational information, photos, artifacts and properties of Cleveland County and its people.“ Over the last fifty years, members of the Historical Society and worked to fulfill the mission set down by the founding members.
The Historical Society became guardians of the Moore-Lindsay House Historical Museum in 1973. In the 1970s, when citizens in cities and towns across the United States became concerned about the deteriorating condition of older historic homes in their areas, many state and city governments formed historical preservation committees to help organize the preservation of homes and designate historic districts. Norman was one of those communities. The mayor of Norman set up the “Mayor’s Committee on Historic Preservation” with the goal to back citizen’s efforts to preserve the history of Norman through its architecture. Working with members of the Historical Society, the city of Norman purchased the Moore-Lindsey House at 508 N. Peters in 1973. Soon after the purchase, the City allocated funds to renovate the House to its original Victorian style, which represents the early settlement and statehood Oklahoma.
It is also the mission of the Cleveland County Historical Society to work towards a Norman museum that represents the history of Norman from per-settlement to the present. The historical society accepts all donations of artifacts and funds to work toward that goal.
The Cleveland County Historical Society is housed in the Carriage House behind the Moore-Lindsay Historical House Museum at 508 N. Peters, Norman, Oklahoma
Historical Society Board of Directors:
Barbara Million--Vice President
Stephanie Hixon--Moore-Lindsay House Manager