Oklahoma Baptist University opened in 1910. Its first building, Shawnee Hall, was a gift from the citizens. St. Gregory's College, now St. Gregory's University, relocated to Shawnee from Sacred Heart in 1915.
Shawnee boasts small town charm with big city offerings. You'll enjoy name brand restaurants and retail as well as the best in home town dining and unique boutique shopping. Experience rich culture and world-class museums and attractions. Visit Oklahoma's only Egyptian mummy at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art or join the fun at the Boo on Bell Fall Festival. Shawnee has something for the whole family and we are anxious to roll out the red carpet for you!