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Mission & 2015 Fiscal Highlights

To preserve this historic landmark, to educate the public about E.W. Marland, founder of Marland Oil Company, U.S. Congressman and 10th Governor of Oklahoma and his family and to create an authentic atmosphere which portrays the Marland lifestyle during the 1920’s and 1930’s.  Additional museums on the estate grounds relate to the historic interpretation;  Marland Oil Museum, Bryant Baker Sculpture Exhibit in the Artist Studio and Marland Family History in Lydie’s Cottage.

2015 Fiscal Highlights

  •  Continued Mansion restoration by completed matching stamped concrete on the east pool deck.
  •  Continued Mansion restoration by waterproofing the upper east terrace to prevent water infiltration into original painted areas in the Museum.
  •  Completed Poker Room refurbishment including matching the original knotty pine paneling and wrought iron sconces. Funding was provided by the Marland Estate Foundation.
  •  Replaced air conditioner for 3rd floor encompassing Lydie’s Bedroom in the Mansion.
  •  Upgraded Ponca Military Academy Museum by rearranging display space, adding previously stored original PMA architecture, and updating data display.
  • ? Partnered with PC News to create new Mansion website with updated information and photos.
  •  Continue to work with Tony Vann & Associates on interactive tours and displays utilizing smart phones and other interactive technology devices to better communicate the Marland story. Part one of the story features Marland’s Grand Home, while part two will focus on the E. W. Marland Estate.
  • With OETA’s letter of support, began working with Scott Swearingen Productions on a one hour Marland documentary, which will be formatted for public television.
  •  Worked with media outlets that prominently featured the Marland Estate in “Brides of Oklahoma,” “Oklahoma Today,” and “Slice” magazines.
  •  Hosted 10,600 guests at the Marland Estate, resulting in over $45,000 in revenue.
  •  Through efforts of the Marland Estate Foundation and the Oktoberfest Committee, raised a record $43,000 in Oktoberfest sales. This figure represents nearly $10,000 over the previous amount set in 2013.
  •  Received over $26,000 in donations, due to the efforts of the Marland Estate Foundation and over $2,100 in matching grants from ConocoPhillips/Phillips66.
  •  Continued OK Tourism’s Fulfillment Program, a contracted benefit of the
    Oklahoma State Tourism Department, in which historic and tourism sites are
    featured on the state tourism website, travelok.com. Over 4,500 brochures
    were requested by travelers in 2014. The top five states requesting Mansion
    brochures often include: Oklahoma, Texas, New York, California, and Florida.
  •  Installed Automated External Defibrillators (AED) at the Marland Mansionand provided AED and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training for staff.

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