Tom Mix Museum (Dewey, OK)
721 N Delaware,
Dewey, OK 74029
Feb Thur-Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm
Closed January, Holidays and Sun-Mon
No movies shown after 3:30 p.m.
Make the short drive to the Tom Mix Museum in Dewey to focus on the famous silent film star who came to Dewey, Oklahoma in 1909 after meeting Olive Stokes, who became is third wife. Mix's skill with horses led to his first role in a movie filmed near Dewey. He went on to appear in over 300 films during his life.
Tom Mix was the first "King of the Cowboys," the original good guy in the white hat. Galloping across the silent screen on his horse, Tony, he rescued damsels, lassoed villains and performed death-defying feats of bravery. Mix lived in Dewey as a young man and served as a deputy sheriff in the area. The Tom Mix Museum contains a display of Mix's costumes, memorabilia, photographs and some of his personal property. A life-sized replica of Tony greets you as you enter the museum. Silent movies, starring Mix, can be viewed at the theater in the museum. The museum is operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society.
$3.00 suggested for adults and .50 for children 13 and under