Who runs the show

The Museum of the Great Plains Authority operates as a municipal/public trust with a 501(c)(3) status.  We're governed by a board.

The trust has fifteen seats. Three members are appointed by the City of Lawton; three by the Institute of the Great Plains; three by the The McMahon Foundation; and six serve as At-large appointees.

​Trustees serve three-year terms.  The City, Institute, and The McMahon groups replace one member annually.  The At-large group replaces two members annually.  Officers serve one-year terms.


The trustees really are more delightful (less boring) than this makes them sound.  Good eggs, all of them.


Support for the Museum of the Great Plains provided in part by the City of Lawton and the City of Lawton Hotel-Motel Tax Fund.