Har-Ber Village Museum—Grove, Oklahoma's Pioneer Museum
HAR-BER VILLAGE MUSEUM is a pioneer-era village and history museum located on the shores of Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees in Oklahoma. Visitors experience the area’s history and ecology through self-guided tours. Antiques, collectibles and reproductions are displayed in exhibitions representing the mid-1800s to the early 1900s in the local four-state region (Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas).
Remember the Past, Celebrate the Present, Imagine the Future!
Visitors enjoy eating lunches and snacks at the Picnic Pavilion or purchasing lunch at the THE CAFE AT HAR-BER VILLAGE( their phone number is (918) 787-7617) as well as walking on theSCENICmile-and-a-half-long Nature Trail or shopping for unique gifts and souvenirs inTHE COUNTRY STORE.
Har-Ber Village Museum offers FACILITY RENTALS for social gatherings such as meetings, reunions, WEDDINGS and receptions. Spaces available include the Event Center, Picnic Pavilion, Chapel and meeting room in the Visitor Center. We're located in the northeast corner of Oklahoma—just minutes from Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri!
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Haven't been to Har-Ber Village in a while?EXHIBITS have been recently renovated and/or relocated, NEW HANDS-ON ACTIVITY STATIONSadded—too many to list here!—and frequent WORKSHOPS, events and historic craft and trade demonstrations have become a part of Har-Ber Village’s offerings (blacksmithDEMONSTRATIONS, spinning and weaving demonstrations and historic craft WORKSHOPS.
Several of the Village’s HISTORIC BUILDINGSwere relocated to the grounds, including a schoolhouse, jail and 16 log cabins. Other log structures were built to house collections and are typical for the mid-to-late 1800s—a courthouse, a bank, a stagecoach inn and a church built with bricks hand-made before the Civil War. Other replicated buildings include a mercantile, jail and hanging gallows, a doctor’s and a dentist’s office, print shop, post office, drug store and more.
AnnualSPECIAL EVENTS include Civil War Day, Pioneer Day and Cherokee Heritage Day. Family fun days include Ecology and Environment Day, Independence Day Celebration, Art on the Lake and Old-Fashioned Fall Carnival.Har-Ber Village Museum also features historic craft workshops and living history demonstrations.