Mustang Historical Society to visit county museum

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Mustang Historical Society will expand its focus this weekend with a trip to El Reno and the Canadian County Historical Society Museum.

Society treasurer Jim Nowlin said Saturday’s trip would broaden members’ horizons, as well as anyone who wished to participate.

“Another way to help achieve the purpose of the MHS is to make Mustang residents aware of other sources of information related to the Mustang community, which includes the greater Canadian County,” Nowlin said. “The members of the MHS are now planning visits to other museums in the area, with the first visit being to the Canadian County Historical Society Museum in El Reno, the county seat of Canadian County.”

The group will gather at the Mustang Historical Society Museum, located at 470 W. state Highway 152, by 9:30 a.m. Saturday and drive to the El Reno museum, situated at 300 S. Grand in El Reno. Pat Reuter, principal curator of the museum, will give a tour, which will include a ride on the city’s trolley, the only rail-based trolley in the state.

Admission to the museum is free, although donations are welcomed, and trolley rides cost $3 for adults and $1.50 for children and seniors over 65. The group is expected to have lunch in El Reno after the tour and ride, Nowlin said.

MHS was founded in 1999 with the aim of gathering artifacts and information relative to the history of Mustang. In March 2002, the city of Mustang leased a portion of the old police and fire station on West state Highway 152 for the society’s use in establishing a museum. The collection is open to the public every Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at no charge to visitors.

For more information, call Jim or Kathy Nowlin at 376-9277.