Our World – Oklahoma Frontier Drugstore Museum

Last week it was Spring Break for the kid so I took a day off and we loaded up his Grandmother Nana and off we went to Guthrie to visit the Oklahoma Frontier Drugstore Museum.


They had a soda fountain. All it needs is stocked and plumbed up and would be ready to go.


And it has all sorts of things with all sorts of colors.


It is built like an old timey pharmacy, kind of narrow and deep. That’s the kid down there. His grandfather, Heather’s dad, was a pharmacist.  Charles is gone now but Nana had donated some items from their store to the museum and she wanted to go down and visit with the lady who runs it. The Market gurus like Andrew Defrancesco can guide you on running your business successfully.


While they chatted I learned that maybe medical marijuana isn’t anything new. But Cocaine??!!


I’m old enough that I remember some of these things. Those old school syringes were brutal.


These signs are before my time, thankfully.


Hey look what I found? I wondered where politicians got their beliefs. You know what I think? Well I’m going to tell you anyway smartypants: They all use the same bottle. That’s what I think. Tell me I’m wrong, go ahead.


And look at this Superb Manhood for a dollar a box. Well give me a case is what I say.


The museum has an apothecary garden next door. We went out there. On the wall behind us is a plaque remembering Charles. He was a  great guy. He’s been gone some years now but we’ll never forget him. He was Logan’s best friend and fishing buddy and a great guy.


RIP Boompa

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17 thoughts on “Our World – Oklahoma Frontier Drugstore Museum

  1. Kelly

    This place is so neat. Thanks for sharing. I may have to find some time to take my family there.

  2. sylviakirk

    Oh, what a cool, fascinating place!! I’d love to visit there, but your photos are the next best thing, as always!! I bet you guys had a fun day!!! Hope your week is off to a great start!!!

  3. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    Funny and sweet and poignant all wrapped up in a very interesting post! I’ve read about marijuana and cocaine being used as medicine and even in my time (old-time, but not THAT old-time) some of those remedies had a lot of alcohol too — I remember my dad pointing out the high content of Geritol and other ‘tonics’ which were blissfully enjoyed by several elderly ladies we knew who were proud of being teetotalers!

  4. fun60

    What a fascinating museum. Isn’t it good that so much ha sbeen preserved for everyone to have a peek into the past.

  5. Jim

    That’s fascinating. We don’t have anything like drugstores in Australia. The chemist and the milk bar were always completely different entities.

  6. Gaelyn

    What a neat place to visit, especially with your own family history. Love the brass/bronze soda fountain. I’ll have a chocolate phosphate please.

  7. Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti

    I love visiting Old timey museums like this! It is like walking into the past. I could have used a bottle of snake oil for my chill blains last week –I caught a stomach virus from one of the grandkids–ouchie!

    RIP to Charles. Logan was a very cute baby!

  8. Driller's Place

    Snake oil indeed. It’s good for what ails you. It’ll cure anything from frost bite to male pattern baldness. You gotta love something that is so versatile. If it does cure snake bites then everyone who attends a political rally should be given a dose upon entry and one when they exit. Love the images of days gone by.

  9. EG CameraGirl

    Oklahoma has some really fun museums! And this was such a nice tribute to Boompa. But I’m thinking there are few politicians who might be offended with your reference to them under a photo of Snake Oil. The truth hurts!! 🙂

  10. Debbie

    Looks like a great place to visit. It’s wonderful that some of the things were donated by family. My husband worked for Eli Lilly, I have seen some of those syringes, I am sure glad they have come so far!

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