Research, preserve, publicize and to educate the public of the history and
genealogy of Cleveland County, Oklahoma and its people,” and to “assemble and
display objects of historical interest and significance.”
Historical minded citizens of Norman incorporated The Cleveland County Historical Society (CCHS) in 1967 when 600 charter members pledged, to ”research, preserve, publicize and perpetuate the history and genealogy of Cleveland County, Oklahoma and its people,” and to “assemble and display objects of historical interest and significance.”
In the 1970s, when citizens across the United States became concerned about the deteriorating condition of historic homes, many state and city governments formed historical preservation committees to help organize the preservation of homes and designate historic districts. Norman was one of those communities. The mayor of Norman set up the “Mayor’s Committee on Historic Preservation” with the goal to back citizens' efforts to preserve the history of Norman through its architecture. Working with members of the Historical Society, the city of Norman purchased the Moore-Lindsey House at 508 N. Peters in 1973. Soon after the purchase, the City allocated funds to renovate the House to its original Victorian style, which represents the early settlement and statehood of Oklahoma.
The Cleveland County Historical Society’s stewardship of the Moore-Lindsey Historical House began in 1973 when they signed a contract with the City to open the house to the citizens of Norman. From the generosity of the citizens of Cleveland County, through donations of artifacts and money, the historical society was able to decorate each room in the house to represent the life of Victorian America at the turn of the twentieth century. Today the Historical Society maintains their partnership with the City as guardians of the Moore-Lindsay House.
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