Last week we had the pleasure of hosting forty people from the Tulsa Historical Society as they toured our wonderful community. The tour arrived in the late afternoon and started off by hearing the fascinating story of the Abernathy Boys and viewing their exhibit. They then toured the rest of the Townsite Museum and bought lots of copies of “Bud & Me.”
After the Museum the tour group walked downtown to the Ramona Theatre where Dana Greer gave an excellent report over the history of the Ramona and how it has transformed over the years. The group was fascinated with this and took lots of pictures and asked lots of questions.
After the Ramona the group shuffled east to the Grand Hotel where Simply Delectable served them an amazing pasta and soda bar. They bragged and bragged on the food and left with a happy stomach.
I got the chance to mingle with many of these individuals. They were amazed with what a town our size had to offer. Many of them had never heard of Frederick before this trip, but after seeing a small part of what we had to offer, they promised they’d be back for more! One man even asked about housing options in town.
The great thing about having tour groups in town is that it is a wonderful reminder of how much we have to offer. Others love hearing our historical stories about the Abernathy Boys, The old Air Base, the Blue Room era, and lots more. If you haven’t explored all of these local exhibits I encourage you to do so. We have more to offer than meets the eye.
It’s easy to think that the big cities have it better than us. Human nature is thinking the grass is always greener on the other side. Sometimes we need to remember that there is a lot of rich heritage in our own back yard and it never hurts to discover or rediscover the wander of its beauty.