Created between 1996 and 1999, this local history museum preserves and interprets the early history of Oklahoma from its earliest Native inhabitants, and the arrival of Cherokee and other tribes from the American Southeast, the period of European settlement, all the way to the present. Krebs began as a coal mining town in the early 1900s--a history that is preserved by the local history society and museum. The museum's establishment was largely due to the efforts of the late Eugene Defrange, a leading resident and a passionate supporter of education and history.


  • The museum focuses on the early years of Krebs as a mining town and includes several displays related to the military service of local residents.
    The museum focuses on the early years of Krebs as a mining town and includes several displays related to the military service of local residents.
  • This photo was taken on Saturday August 19, 1911, after a fire destroyed much of the downtown area of Krebs.
    This photo was taken on Saturday August 19, 1911, after a fire destroyed much of the downtown area of Krebs.