• Renovations planned for Wagoner Historical Museum

    By: Jackie DelPilar


    WAGONER, Okla. - The Wagoner Historical Museum is undergoing renovations and changes that the city hopes will generate more interest in their history.

    The city recently approved $60,000 in upgrades for the museum, including new carpeting, lighting and removing ceiling tile to expose the original tin ceiling.

    Mayor Albert Jones said they plan to change and update the exhibits to attract a new audience to the museum.

    The city partnered with Jim Halsey, an impresario who has managed famous musicians like the Oak Ridge Boys and Roy Clark.

    They plan to have a “Jim Halsey Legends of Country Music” exhibit for country music lovers to enjoy. They will have a Roy Clark pinball machine, guitars signed by famous musicians, gold and platinum albums and more.

    Jones said they will still have many pieces from their current collection to help tell Wagoner’s rich history.

    They also want to make the museum more interactive and are working on an app for people to use while they explore.

    The renovations will take about two months to complete. They hope to re-open by September in time for the Blue Grass and Chili Festival.

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