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 story through its people, and each of its programs strive to accomplish that goal. The organization has hosted the
Oklahoma Hall of Fame for the past 87 years. Being inducted into the Hall is the highest honor an individual can receive 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 third through 12th graders. The Association is the leader in publishing Oklahoma's history. In the organization's Gaylord-Pickens Museum, visitors can meet Oklahomans past and present through high-tech, interactive exhibits.