Lawton Heritage Association

The Lawton Heritage Association, Inc. was organized in July 1973 for memorial, historical, educational, charitable, and patriotic purposes. Its purpose is to foster a love for local history; to revere the memory of those pioneers who blazed the way for present civilization and progress; to promote historic preservation in the community and revitalization of surrounding neighborhood; and to provide a public facility for civic and social activities. The Lawton Heritage Association is a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Oklahoma.

Open Weekly for Self-Guided Tours

12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Thursday through Sunday


(Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and the month of January)


Show your LHA Membership card for free admittance all year long.




Adults ...... $4.00

Students (Kindergarten - 12th) ...... $2.00

Senior Citizens (60 and over) ...... $3.00

LHA members (with card) ...... FREE

Groups (10 or more) ...... $3.00 each


For further information on tours, rentals or to schedule Historical Tours available for groups and special events contact Lawton Heritage Association representatives at

(580) 678-3156 or email



2009 - 2010  Board of Directors

  • Roger Bank
  • Jana Brown
  • Jan Carpenter
  • Mike Cornish
  • Tracie Davis
  • Charles Ellenbrook
  • Mary Louise Evans
  • Carol Glick
  • Helen Hoefert
  • Keith Jackson
  • Yvonne Johnson
  • Helen Jones
  • Jeneanne Lawson
  • Thomas Munson
  • Dr. Lynn Musslewhite
  • Minnette Page
  • Jane Schau
  • Mary Sue Silk
  • Betty Turner
  • Craig Williams



The Lawton Heritage Association is always searching for new energy and ideas and welcomes all members of the community, especially those interested in historic preservation, to join the LHA in its effort to preserve this important piece of Lawton’s history.  A tax-deductible $25 yearly membership fee helps to pay for utilities and maintenance of the home.  Included with your membership you will receive the LHA newsletter. Contact Membership Chairman Thomas Munson at 580-678-3156  for more information.

  LHA MEMBERSHIP FORM (This is in a .pdf file you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open this file and print.)

Volunteer Opportunities/Needs

         Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Docents
  • Tour guides
  • Gift Shop workers
  • Shrubbery/Tree Maintenance
  • Flower Bed Maintenance
  • House Cleaning


    Needs at the Mattie Beal Home

  • New Area Rugs
  • Miscellaneous Vintage furniture
  • New Draperies/Curtains



Contributing Organizations

  • Lawn Care courtesy of     wpe1.jpg (6878 bytes)

  • Landscaping courtesy of Craig Williams, Williams Landscape

  • Turf Health courtesy of TruGreen

  • The McMahon Foundation

  • The City of Lawton

  • Lawton Arts and Humanities Council

  • Lawton Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • Oklahoma Humanities Council

  • The Questers Club

  • Eastern Star, and The Ft. Sill Officer's Wives Club

  • LHA website designed by Lise' Krawczynski under direction by Professor Mrs. Karen Hardin of the Multimedia Design at Cameron University.

  • Comanche County Retired Teachers Association

  • Pioneer Women's Club

  • Cameron Fraternities, Sigma Tau Gamma and Gamma Chi

  • Lawton High Drama Club

  • Best Western Victoria's Restaurant


Special Events

The Mattie Beal Home Centennial Celebration, 2009 - 2010

The Mattie Beal Home is 100 years old, 1909 - 2009.  Five workshops are scheduled this year to teach and entertain interested patrons in the art and history of preservation methods.  Come to our birthday party.

October 4, 2009 - Centennial Open House - Antique Car Exhibit and Barbershop Quartet

February 7, 2010 - Display, Identification and Preservation of Quilts

April 11, 2010 - Preserving Family History and Family Photographs

June 6, 2010 - Preserving Vintage Uniforms from Statehood to Modern Times

August 1, 2010 - Preserving Lawton's Historic Neighborhood and Houses

October 3, 2010 - Birthday Celebration



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