June 19, 2012
The Garland County Historical Society (GCHS) was organized on April 19, 1960, to preserve and encourage interest in the history of Garland County. For many years, the society was headquartered in a succession of rooms in private homes and in public buildings. In 1999, the society purchased this building at 328 Quapaw following a fundraising drive. Here the society, which is staffed by volunteers, archives more than 20,000 photographs, paper ephemera, newspapers, maps, books, manuscript collections, and memorabilia.