About the Edmond Historic Preservation Trust

The Edmond Historic Preservation Trust was created by the Edmond City Council in November of 1982. The following February, the council appointed a nine-member board to address historical concerns of individual citizens which included starting a museum, developing an historical residential district and preserving the qualities relating to the history of the city of Edmond, Oklahoma.

1889 Territorial School

Finally the people of Edmond were recognizing that the town had a rich history which was in danger of being lost. Since then, Trust members have been working hard on their mission resulting in a long list of accomplishments.

Very early the group set its sights on Edmond and Oklahoma Territory’s first, still standing educational building, the 1889 public school house which at the time was serving as the Sanders Camera Shop. This project took many years of research, hard work and fund raising.