In 1899 when the Moore-Lindsay Historical House was constructed it cost approximately $5,000, ten times what the average home in the area cost to build. William Moore and his wife Agnes were an important part of society in Norman. The house was later sold to Agnes’ niece and her husband, Harry, and Daisy Lindsay.
The remnants of Daisy Lindsay’s locally famous rose garden can still be seen on the property next door. In the 1960s, the family sold the house and it was divided into apartments. They didn’t last long, however, before the building was condemned. The city of Norman saved the house and opened it as a museum in the 1970s.
The museum is now furnished as an example of the typical Oklahoma Victorian house. The house contains artifacts from around Cleveland County, including a woman’s side-saddle ridden by Martha Giles in the Land Run of 1889.
The museum hosts frequent events for both adults and children, including tea parties, soap-making, embroidery classes, children’s camps, and even paranormal investigations.
Know Before You Go
The historical house is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm. Guided tours are available at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Admission: $5 for visitors, free under 12.