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Mission & 2016 Fiscal Highlights

Marland’s Grand Home will preserve and maintain the 1916 historic mansion,
first home of E.W. Marland, oil baron and tenth governor of Oklahoma.
Interpretation for tourists includes restored 1920’s era living areas, plus
collections of 101 Ranch and Native American artifacts that pertain to the life of

2016 Fiscal Highlights
  • Greeted 3,322 visitors from 42 states and 14 countries, hosted 16 group tours, 21 special events, and 40 club meetings during calendar year 2015.
  • Created Special Events Dressing/Staging Area for brides and guests.
  • Created a Historic Landscape Plan with Brian Dougherty, Oklahoma State University Horticulture professor and outreach specialist, and purchased and completed plantings thanks to the Parks and Recreation Department and a ConocoPhillips grant.
  • Provided 3 safety familiarization tours of home to Ponca City Fire Department.
  • Installed front and back porch metal railings to match existing metal work on exterior of the home.
  • Presented “Henry Hatashita, Marland’s Japanese Gardener” and “A Pathway through Time, the 100 Year History of the Marland’s Grand Home”.
  • Completed, with Scott Swearingen Productions, a one hour Marland documentary titled “High Stakes: The Life & Times of E.W. Marland; taped Marland’s Grand Home segment on “Discover Oklahoma” hosted by Dino Lalli; and added two new on-site continuous loop videos, the “101 Ranch” and “Marland History”.
  • Developed seven new displays/exhibits: “Bartram Indian Collection”, “Vintage Medical”, “Vintage Bridal Portraits”, “Marland Collages”, “Marland Transportation”, “Hatashita Japanese Gardener” and “Solomon A. Layton Architect”, as well as reworked the “Archaeological Exhibit” with help of Dr.Richard Drass, Oklahoma Archaeological Survey, Oklahoma University.
  • Hired Matt Reed, Oklahoma Historical Society Indian exhibit specialist, to rework all Indian Exhibits to better illustrate the stories of the Plains tribes.
  •  Completed inventory of all artifacts, Indian, 101 Ranch and Marland Family and Oil items, as well as tagged Marland and Paris Furniture originals with ribbons.
  • Created “American Indian History”, “Cowboy History” and “Oil History” scavenger hunt brochures for adults and students, and wrote “100 Years of the Marland’s Grand Home” a monthly article series for the Ponca City News.
  • Revised Marland’s Grand Home Facility Rental Contract and Policies, which include non-refundable fees for event cancelations.
  • Co-hosted “Holiday Happenings & Christmas Open Houses” and organized “Centennial Celebration” activities to be carried out throughout 2016.

516 E. Grand, Ponca City, OK 74601
PO Box 1450, Ponca City, OK 74602
Ph. (580) 767-0339
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