Welcome to The Marland Grand Home

E.W. Marland moved to Ponca City in 1908 and built an oil empire. It's estimated he owned one tenth of the world's oil reserves before leaving the oil industry to become the 10th governor of Oklahoma in 1935. Marland's Grand Home was built from 1914 to 1916 and featured technology many had never seen. The Marland family enjoyed a central vacuuming system, an automatic dish washer and the first indoor swimming pool built in Oklahoma.

Visitors enjoy strolling the restored rooms alongside an assortment of exhibits housed in the Grand Home. The home houses Marland Family displays, 101 Ranch artifacts, an archeology display, Native American artifacts, and a DAR exhibit.

Open to the public
Tuesday thru Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The main level, may be rented for private functions.

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    Designed by Solomon Layton, construction of the home on Grand Avenue costing approximately $350,000 to build.

    The twenty-two room home is designed in Italian Renaissance Revival style. The 16,500 square foot structure is flanked by one story wings. The facade supports a full terraced veranda on the east.

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    Before building his Palace on the Prairie, E.W. Marland built the Grand Home, which was started in 1914 and completed in 1916

    The home consists of 4-stories, including a basement. Memorabilia from the 101 Ranch and Wild West,  Native American artwork, clothing, tools and cultural artifacts from different tribes.

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    The main level, except for museum areas, may be rented for private functions.

    Marland's Grand Home is used for many events. The local music club is a regular along with the 21st Century Club and Daughters of the American Revolution. Marland's Grand Home is a popular place for weddings and wedding receptions.

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    Friends of Marland's Grand Home Museum Foundation was established as a 501-C-3 non-profit group on August 9, 1997.

    Friends of Marland's Grand Home wish to welcome you to 1000 East Grand Avenue in Ponca City, Oklahoma. As you visit the 1916 home of Ernest W. Marland (later to become the 10th governor).

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