Major General Franklin A. Nichols Military Exhibit
This exhibit includes a collection of “Willie and Joe” prints by famed World War II cartoonist Bill Mauldin, a series of hand-painted envelopes, and V-Mails by Wewoka serviceman Stephen Douglas.
Created during his tour in the South Pacific during World War II, Douglas’s colorfully ornamented messages to his family illustrate the day-to-day life of soldiers surviving half a world away from home. A portion of this collection is currently on display at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.
The 45th Infantry Division
This room also pays tribute to our dedicated Oklahoma guardsmen, the 45th Infantry Division, who were active from 1923–1945 and 1946–1968. There are a number of honored military leaders from Wewoka, including Robert M. Morgan, Franklin A. Nichols, Jerry Holmes, and Robert S. Key.
The story of local Seminole Code, Talker Tony Palmer, is something you will not want to miss.
Discover more about the message, “It is good to climb and see.”