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What was it like to travel in a covered wagon?

EDMOND — An authentic wagon from the 1889 Land Run will be making a two-day visit to the Edmond Historical Society & Museum.

Visitors will have two opportunities to view and climb inside the wagon for photographs on Tuesday or March 17.

The public may visit the wagon from 2 to 4 p.m. on either day. A staff person will be on hand to share information and assist with taking photographs. A suggested donation is $2 per person, according to a news release.

The wagon will be stationed outside the historic Rodkey House, 410 S Littler Ave., west of the museum at Stephenson Park. Visitors will need to be physically able to climb into the wagon without assistance, the news release stated. The Rodkey House from 1901 also will be available to tour during this time. Visitors are asked to wear masks while interacting with museum staff.

The museum also will be offering a children’s camp, “Covered Wagon Courage and Conundrums,” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16 or March 17. Children can discover what it was like to travel West by covered wagon. Those attending will investigate the features of the covered wagon, and learn how to pack for a long journey, and how pioneers cooked, slept, dressed and played during their travels.

The camp is for ages 6 to 12 and limited to 12 campers per day. COVID-19 precautions will be taken. The cost per camp day is $35. Campers will meet at the Rodkey House. Reservations are required. To sign up, go to

The wagon event is sponsored by Bob and Kathy Thomas, with special thanks to Carol Anderson and Studio Z, a museum release stated.

The Edmond Historical Society & Museum is open from 10 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays at 431 S Boulevard. Admission is free, and masks are required. For more information about the museum, go to or by call 405-340-0078.