The Pioneer Townsite Museum
200 North 9th (adjacent to the Tillman County Courthouse Square, west)
The block-square museum grounds represent a rural agricultural townsite from the 1920s.
The museum includes numerous authentic buildings, including Frederick's
1902 Frisco Depot, the 1902 one-room Horse Creek School, the 1924 St.
Paul AME Church, and a farmhouse that was built at the site in 1924.
Popular exhibits include the story of President Theodore Roosevelt's
visit to Frederick in 1905, the adventures of wolf hunter "Catch 'em
Alive" Jack Abernathy, and the remarkable exploits of Abernathy's two
sons, Bud and Temple. The exhibit includes an authentic 1910 Brush
Runabout just like the one that the Abernathy boys drove home from New
York City in 1910.
The Crawford Collection
117 North Main
The Crawford family's remarkable private collection of more than 160 animal trophy mounts from throughout the world.
The WW II Airborne Demonstration Team
Three miles southwest of Frederick
During World War II Frederick was home to Frederick Army Airfield, a training base that was located southwest of town.
Today the site of the former army airfield is home of Fredeick's
municipal airport and the World War II Aireborne Demonstration Team.
The team, made up of members living throughout the United States and
abroad, honors veterans through WW II style static line parachute jumps
at events throughout the United States and Europe.
Their headquarters is an authentic WW II hangar from the Frederick Army
Airfield days. A visit there is a step back in time. The hangar and its
exhibits are a tribute to the heroic men who served our nation and
often sacrificed their lives in World War II.
The Ramona Theatre
Ramona Theatre was built in 1929 and billed as "The Showplace of the
Southwest!" The wonderful old theatre fell on hard times in the 1970s
and was closed before being acquired and restored in 1980 by the
Frederick Arts and Humanities Council.
The Ramona was recently featured by Oklahoma Today Magazine in a cover story about Oklahoma's premier movie palaces.
The theatre is still owned and operated by the Frederick Arts and
Humanities Council and is the site of many Frederick programs, movies,
and other events.
101 East Grand
Carnegie Library was built in 1917 and has served continuously since
that time as the Frederick community's public library. The wonderful
old structure has undergone few changes over the years and is a "must
see" stop for history enthusiasts.
Main and Grand Avenue, Downtown Frederick
Hotel Frederick was built in 1929 as a truly grand hotel. It operated
as a hotel for many decades before closing in the 1960s. It sat empty
and deteriorating for many years before being brought back to life with
a comnplete restoration in the 1990s. Today it serves as The Grand
apartments and numerous businesses, including Frederick's Chamber of
Commerce, line its wonderful lobby. The hotel's original coffee shop
restaurant is now open as The Grand Coffee Shop. Breakfast or lunch at
The Grand Coffee Shop comes complete with a side order of history!
The Studio of Mosaic Artist Jenny Perry
114 North Main
Jenny Perry works in mosaics, creating beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces.
She maintains a studio at 114 North Main and welcomes visitors.
Hackberry Flat Wetlands
South of Frederick
this part of Oklahoma Territory was opened for settlement in 1901, a
nine-square-mile area south of Frederick called Hackberry Flat was a
natural wetlands area, holding water and attracting millions of birds.
Farmers in the new territory considered the wetlands a waste of
potential farmland, so found a way to drain the wetlands. It remained
dry for 90 years until a partnership between businesses, individuals,
numerous public and private groups, and the Oklahoma Department of
Wildlife Conservation secured the land in the 1990s and restored it as
The area again attracts scores of birds, especially in the spring and
fall as birds make the area a stop on their migratory "Mid-America"
flyway! A Hackberry Flat educational center was built at the site in
2007, and the facility often attracts bird lovers from around the
nation and the world.