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April 20, 2021

A Vintage Car Comes Home News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

A Vintage Car Comes Home

A 1920 Model F40 Mitchell Touring Car rolled off the assembly line in Racine, Wisconsin and was shipped to Bartlesville, Oklahoma.   A few years later, Clayton Fisher, the official chauffeur for Frank Phillips, brought the Mitchell to the garage of the Frank Phillips Home so that a cracked block could be repaired.  This beautiful touring car basically stayed there for many years, eventually being purchased by Henry Irwin who was married to Frank and Jane’s granddaughter.   For years, the car...

April 14, 2021

Tickets For OKM’s 37th Festival Are Now On Sale News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Tickets For OKM’s 37th Festival Are Now On Sale

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (April 13, 2021) - The OKM Music Festival is entering its 37th year as Oklahoma’s premier music festival. Hosting its first festival in 1985, the OKM Music Festival is one of the state’s longest running music festivals to date. From June 10 - 17, Bartlesville will enjoy classical and multi-genre entertainment from performers around the world. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 OKM Music Festival was re-imagined, downscaled and postponed to September of last year. Most of the original 2020 lineup has...

April 05, 2021

Kidsfest Event at Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Kidsfest Event at Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve

Kidsfest Event at Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve on June 26 - 27, 2021 from 10 am to 5 pm Woolaroc is excited to celebrate the 30th annual KidsFest celebration! Bob Fraser, Woolaroc CEO, stated “For 30 years this weekend celebration has become a tradition for families in this area, and we are thrilled to be hosting this year after we made the hard decision to cancel the 2020 event.” This year, the festival will be on June 26th and 27th (Saturday and Sunday) from 10 am to 5 pm and promises to be...

March 23, 2021

Visit Bartlesville offices to relocate to Community Center News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Visit Bartlesville offices to relocate to Community Center

Visit Bartlesville and the Bartlesville Visitors Center will relocate to the Bartlesville Community Center at the end of March, Visit Bartlesville Executive Director Maria Swindell Gus announced today. The destination marketing organization, currently leasing office space from the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce, will now provide visitor information, convention services, and travel and tourism support at 300 S.E. Adams Blvd. Visit Bartlesville’s staff will utilize office space and relocate the visitor center to the...

March 02, 2021

Fraser Retiring as Frank Phillips Foundation CEO News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Fraser Retiring as Frank Phillips Foundation CEO

After 15 years of leadership of The Frank Phillips Foundation overseeing Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve and the Frank Phillips Home, Bob Fraser will retire as CEO of the Foundation on December 31, 2021.  Fraser came to the Foundation in October, 2006 and over the last 15 years has infused magic and financial integrity back into Woolaroc and The Frank Phillips Home.  “Fraser’s arrival was a game changer for Woolaroc at a critical time….a time when the property had grown tired, the...

February 18, 2021

The Bartlesville Area History Museum is proud to present “Search the ‘Ville” News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

The Bartlesville Area History Museum is proud to present “Search the ‘Ville”

The Bartlesville Area History Museum is proud to present “Search the ‘Ville” a new series of history-based scavenger hunts and challenges. The inaugural event, “Search the ‘Ville: Spring Break” is open to both children and adults and will be a socially distanced scavenger hunt around Bartlesville. Participants will be given a series of photo clues to match with locations around the city. Participation in the events will be based on the History Museum’s Facebook page. Clues will be...

January 21, 2021

Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department Releases Three New Travel Guides for New Year News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department Releases Three New Travel Guides for New Year

OKLAHOMA CITY — After a year marked by uncertainty, many are ready to kick off the new year with some vacation planning. The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department has released three new publications to help travelers put together memorable road trips: the 2021 Oklahoma Travel Guide, the 2021 Oklahoma State Parks & Outdoor Guide and the revamped Oklahoma Motorcycle Guide. These publications guides show off many of the things Oklahoma does best — magnificent outdoor scenery, incredible state parks and...

January 20, 2021

OKM’s Music Festival is entering its 37th year June 10th -17th News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

OKM’s Music Festival is entering its 37th year June 10th -17th

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (Jan. 20, 2021) - The OKM Music Festival is entering its 37th year as Oklahoma’s premier music festival. Hosting its first festival in 1985, the OKM Music Festival is one of the state’s longest running music festivals to date. From June 10 - 17, Bartlesville will enjoy classical and multi-genre entertainment from performers around the world. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 OKM Music Festival was re-imagined, downscaled and postponed to September of last year. Most of the original 2020 lineup has...

January 20, 2021

BARTLESVILLE’S PRICE TOWER MAKES CNN LIST Named among the top 16 famous buildings in the south News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

BARTLESVILLE’S PRICE TOWER MAKES CNN LIST Named among the top 16 famous buildings in the south

BARTLESVILLE, Okla., January 20, 2021 —Bartlesville’s own Price Tower washonored to receive national attention from a major news network recently. The Tower wasone of 16 buildings included on CNN.com’s list of “Famous Buildings in the AmericanSouth.” The popular website featured an architectural tour of must-see buildings andlandmarks and touted Frank Lloyd Wright’s world-renowned Price Tower as one of hismost influential designs.A link to the entire CNN article can be found at...

December 17, 2020

Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department Celebrates New Year  With First Day Hikes Across State on Jan. 1, 2021 News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department Celebrates New Year With First Day Hikes Across State on Jan. 1, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY — In keeping with an annual tradition, Oklahoma State Parks will again host First Day Hikes on Jan. 1, 2021. The free, guided hikes present an opportunity to begin the New Year on a healthy perspective by getting outdoors, connecting with nature and promoting year-round recreation. “It is our goal to promote physical fitness and wellness with these guided hikes on the first day and weekend of the new year,” said Oklahoma State Parks Director Kris Marek. “During the current health...