William “Peter Potter” Mann Moore

Birth:  Apr. 14, 1905 Henryetta, Oklahoma, USA Death:  Apr. 17, 1983 Palm Springs Riverside County California, USA Actor. William “Peter Potter” Mann Moore. His film credits include “The Live Ghost” (1934), “Bright Eyes” (1934), “The Phantom Empire” (1935), “Naughty Marietta” Read More …

New Secretary Appointed

  Thursday, March 16, 2017 The Henryetta Historical Society has announced that Ashley Wolstoncroft will serve as Secretary for the Society’s Board of Directors.  She is the editor of The Henryetta Free-Lance and will bring to the Society unique qualities Read More …

Henryetta’s First High School

Henryetta Territorial Musuem - Henryetta Historical Society 410 W Moore St Henryetta, OK 74437 Phone: 918-652-7112

1905 – Indian Territory       In 1905, William B. Hudson built and established Henryetta’s first high school at 511 West Trudgeon.      Mr. Hudson arrived in Henryetta with his wife and seven children, in 1903, from La Grange, Indiana. Read More …

Doughboy History

Henryetta Doughboy

Purchasing the Statue The local posts of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion, along with local veterans and enlisted personnel, joined together in 1923 to raise funds to purchase a “Spirit of the American Doughboy” statue Read More …

HENRYETTA MOVIE THEATERS – CHAPTER I

Earl Goldsmith The 2008 demolition of Henryetta’s Blaine Theater brought back memories of the 30s and 40s.   The Morgan closed many years earlier and was already a memory.  For those who wonder, the Blaine and Morgan were both named for Read More …

HENRYETTA MOVIE THEATERS – CHAPTER II

Earl Goldsmith Earlier,  I wrote brief details naming early Henryetta theaters  wrote in 1999, and added descriptions of the Blaine and Morgan of the 30s and 40s.  This will be about  experiences as an usher at those two theaters after Read More …