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114 North Broadway, Tecumseh OK 74873



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   Mon - Thu 10 am - 7 pm
   Fri 10 am - 6 pm
   Sat 10 am - 1 pm
   Sun 1 pm - 5 pm


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adri@pls.lib.ok.us (Adri) Tecumseh Wed, 06 Jul 2011 19:28:14 -0500
About the Town of Tecumseh http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/section-table/121-tecfaq/1324-about-the-town-of-tecumseh http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/section-table/121-tecfaq/1324-about-the-town-of-tecumseh

Tecumseh, Oklahoma offers its population of 6,667 the friendliness of a small town just minutes away from the city.  The town is located just 40 miles east of Oklahoma City along Interstate 40 and just 5 miles South of Shawnee.  With a central location in Pottawatomie County, Tecumseh really has many opportunities for its residents and visitors.

Historically, Tecumseh has a unique past as it is one of only two towns founded by settlers in the 1891 Land Run.  At exactly noon on September 22,  1891, a gun shot sent settlers racing to claim land to build homes and businesses.  In a short time, many buildings were built and the town was named in honor of the Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, a Native American leader who fought and died with the British in the Battle of Thames in 1812. Tecumseh had the pride of being the Pottawatomie county seat from 1891-1937 until it moved to Shawnee after a controversial election.

Once Tecumseh started to grow, local businessmen organized the construction of a railroad to connect to the Choctaw railroad on the East side of Shawnee. In 1907, Tecumseh and Shawnee were also connected by a street car line, which stopped at the popular amusement park named Benson Park.  Sadly, Benson Park was forced to close in 1932, due to the Depression.  Today, there is no park to see, but the name lives on in the street names and businesses like Benson Park Pecans.

students in front of Parkview school in Tecumseh, OklahomaTecumseh has worked hard to preserve multiple historic buildings and treasures from the past.  The Opera house, built in 1905, is no longer the stage for events and school graduations, but is still a landmark on S. Broadway.  Another historical building is The Barnard School, 315 E. Locust St., which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2009, and is still used for some classes.  Several of the churches around town are quite old as well, and are worth a look.  For more glimpses of the past, the Historical Museum at 114 S. Broadway, is open on Saturdays from 10am - 2pm.  The museum is home to many pictures and items, including the tables and chairs from the Morgan Drug Store. Check out the Pioneer Library System's Tecumseh Gathering Days album on Flickr for more historic photos and the opportunity to share your comments or stories about the people or places pictured.

Tecumseh also is home to the state's oldest continuing alumni association.  The first school classes were held in 1894, and the 1903 graduating class (less than 10 people) held the first alumni banquet.  Each year, Tecumseh High School graduates gather on Memorial Day weekend to share stories of the present and past. Visit the Tecumseh High School Alumni Association website to find more information.

Currently, Tecumseh is a rapidly growing, prosperous town that offers a wide range of services and activities for residents and visitors.  The Streetscape program has revitalized the town with new sidewalks, flowers, trees, murals, and clean business fronts.  New businesses are attracted to the area as well to create a stable economy with several stores and restaurants. Each year the town celebrates many events including: alumni gathering (Memorial weekend), Frontier Days (3rd week of September), July 4th celebration, Art of Broadway, BBQ contests, and holiday parades.  A great place to stay when visiting is the Maverick Hotel (formerly a bank).  The beautiful Victorian house called "Honeysuckle Rose" is a nice venue for weddings and events.

If you are interested in living in Tecumseh or already a resident and have children, check out the Tecumseh Public School district website.  Find information on schools, athletics, grades, and events calendar.  For more information on the Tecumseh schools, visit the Academic performance index (API) and Accountability Report Cards provided by the state as part of the "No Child Left Behind" initiative.

For information on the town's public services and departments, the City of Tecumseh/Tecumseh Chamber of Commerce website is a good place to start.  Information on the left is about Tecumseh, and Chamber of Commerce information is on the right. It is here that you can find contact information on animal shelters, parks, utilities, the cemetery, municipal court, police and fire departments, chamber activities and scholarships, and much more.

shaye@pioneerlibrarysystem.org (Shaye) Tecumseh Wed, 05 Aug 2009 18:50:49 -0500
Joining the Tecumseh Friends Group http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/section-table/121-tecfaq/430-tecumsehfriends http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/section-table/121-tecfaq/430-tecumsehfriends

Photo of woman holding sign that reads just so you know the Tecumseh Friends of the library The Friends contribute to the library through advocacy, volunteering, and financial support. Financial support includes Summer Reading Programs and special events.


President: Sandra Thompson
Phone Number:(405) 598-1277


First Thursday of each month at 12:00pm
Location: Auditorium behind the library

For additional information contact the Tecumseh Public Library at (405) 598-5955.

adri@pls.lib.ok.us (Adri) Tecumseh Wed, 28 May 2008 14:57:10 -0500
When is the book sale? http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/section-table/121-tecfaq/84-tbs http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/section-table/121-tecfaq/84-tbs

Tecumseh Public Library has an ongoing book sale year round.

All books are priced: $1 - hardbacks, .50 - paperbacks, .10 - magazines, $1 – videotapes, $10 – older encyclopedia sets - and various other prices for out of print collectible books.

Contact the Tecumseh Public Library for additional information.

adri@pls.lib.ok.us (Adri) Tecumseh Mon, 12 Nov 2007 20:34:46 -0600