Oklahoma Travel Guide
The Edmond Historical Society and Museum Explores The History Of The Barbershop
Along with historic treasures and culture,
Oklahoma offers some off-beat and unexpected discoveries to enjoy. Among
these is an exhibit on the history of the Barbershop exhibit presented by
Edmond Historical Society and Museum in Edmond, Oklahoma. This exhibit took
us back to a time when settlers first arrived in the city and needed the
basic essentials: food, water, and of course, a cut and a shave. The Land
Run brought thousands of people to Oklahoma and Edmond from various
backgrounds and professions. Some of these pioneers were even barbers.
As businesses sprung up throughout Edmond, one of these buildings included a place to bathe and get a haircut and/or a shave. As Edmond has grown through the decades, the barbershop continues to run strong. Citizens can venture around the city and find a friendly face willing to cut their hair while enjoying a good conversation.
The Edmond Historical Society and Museum's exhibit included artifacts relating to barbershops that included barber chairs, jackets, clippers, scissors, razors, and many other items. This is just one of the unique exhibits and events at the Edmond Historical Society and Museum that is open Tuesday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm and Saturday 1:00-4:00pm. Be sure to drop in and see what's new at the museum, which is located at 431 S. Boulevard, Edmond, OK.
By Nick Worley
For more details about current and upcoming exhibits or programs call (405) 340-0078 or visit www.edmondhistory.org.