“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.