About OHA

The Oklahoma Heritage Association, founded in 1927, preserves Oklahoma’s unique history while promoting pride in our great state. The Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization funded primarily by private donations and memberships. The OHA is governed by a Board of Directors representing the state of Oklahoma. In addition, the Association has a Teen Board that spreads the mission of the OHA and holds a fund raiser each year and a Second Century Board made up of young professionals responsible for helping the OHA grow its membership.


Located in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Heritage Association focuses on telling Oklahoma's history through its people, and each of its programs strives to accomplish that goal. The organization has hosted the
Oklahoma Hall of Fame for the past 84 years to recognize the most accomplished individuals from our state. The Association also supports education in a variety of ways, including offering more than $4,000,000 in scholarships to Oklahoma high school students and hosting Heritage Week competitions for fourth through 12th graders. The Association is the leader in publishing Oklahoma's history. In the organization's Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum, visitors can meet Oklahomans past and present through high-tech, interactive exhibitory.