- Comanche National Museum
Comanche National Museum
From the Comanche National website, "is an entity of the great Comanche Nation and offers visitors a glimpse of traditional cultural items and detailed history about the tribe. Its purpose is to allow visitors a better understanding about the Comanche People. CNMCC provides historical and cultural information that is often overlooked in books and modern day media. The facility provides a teaching tool for the public and offers guests a chance to learn about the largest American Indian tribe in the Lawton-Fort Sill area.
The concept for the museum was first introduced in the 1970's by a group of tribal members who longed for a place to preserve their history, language, and culture. This dream became reality in September 2007 when the museum opened its doors to the Lawton-Fort Sill community. The museum tells the "Numunuu" (Comanche) story by-way of several mediums, including informative panels, interactive displays and historic artifacts.
Funded completely by the tribe's casino revenue, the CNMCC is an example of positive distribution of gaming monies. Through this avenue, the museum allows for the preservation and education of Comanche culture while offering the opportunity to give back to the surrounding communities by offering free admission.
CNMCC is a work in progress and continues to evolve. A young and dynamic staff is routinely conducting research and developing new exhibits that focus on the Comanche People.
The museum hosts national traveling exhibitions on loan from major metropolitan museums across the country such as the Smithsonian Institute, Michigan State University Museum and Chicago's Field Museum. These exhibits concentrate on American Indian art and culture and each is augmented with Comanche cultural material.
We welcome your feedback and inquiries. Please feel free to contact us:
701 NW Ferris Avenue
(behind McMahon Auditorium)
Lawton, OK 73507
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Admission is free and tour groups are welcome.
Please call to schedule a tour
701 NW Ferris Ave.