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Queen Victoria exhibit now open in Oklahoma museum

“Queen Victoria and the Victorian Era” is on exhibit through Feb. 22 at the Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher. Artifacts exhibited include clothing and other personal items owned by Queen Victoria.
by Matt Patterson Published: December 25, 2012
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/articleid/3740628/1/pictures/1915150">Photo - A print from the 1800s of Queen Victoria is on display at the Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher.  Photos by Paul B. Southerland, The Oklahoman
A print from the 1800s of Queen Victoria is on display at the Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher. Photos by Paul B. Southerland, The Oklahoman

“He had apparently seen our World War II exhibit and noticed that we were doing some different things,” Lynn said. “He called and introduced himself and that's how it started. We're just so fortunate and honored to have it here.”

The collector asked that some of the proceeds from the exhibit be given to charity. Lynn said visitors who bring two canned food items can get into the museum free. And for those who don't bring food, half the $4 admission charge will go to the Kingfisher County Food Bank and St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Other items in the collection include robes owned by nobility and worn at the coronations of King Edward VII, King George V and Queen Elizabeth II.

The exhibit opened Dec. 15. Lynn said those who have seen it have enjoyed the artifacts.

“Some people were stunned,” Lynn said. “They ask how did we get this in Kingfisher. But you know when the majority of individuals gather at one spot and look intently, studying every piece, it's a success.”

The Chisholm Trail Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

For more information about the museum and more things to do in Kingfisher, call 375-5176.

by Matt Patterson
Reporter
Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun....
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