Museum of the Western Prairie


Location:    Museum of the Western Prairie
                  1100 Memorial Drive
                  Altus, Oklahoma   73521
                  Director: Bart McClenny

Latitude:    34-38-55

Longitude:    099-19-41

Current Status:    Active Museum - Open to the Public
                             Member of the Oklahoma Historical Society

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On Saturday, March 20, 2004 the Museum of the Western Prairie opened a new permanent exhibit dedicated to the history of the 577th Strategic Missile Squadron.  The exhibit consists of photos, documents and original items used at the Atlas F sites surrounding the Altus area.  The central focus of the exhibit is the original Atlas F launch console from Site 9 at Hollis, Oklahoma.  The console is in excellent condition and may well be the best preserved example in existence anywhere.  The exhibit dedication drew a large crowd and was very well received.  The museum and the exhibit are open to the public and both are well worth the visit.  Below are documents and photos of the dedication event as well as photos of the exhibit itself in early stages of its design and setup.


(147 Kb)     Launch Console Exhibit Dedication - Invitation
(873 Kb)     Launch Console Exhibit Dedication - Program


Dedication Photos




Exhibit Photos






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