Pauls Valley Historical Society

Special Program to be hosted on February 18th at 1:30 p.m. at the Depot Museum.

The program is “Wenonah’s Story, A Memoir of a Chickasaw Family” as told through her son, Dr. Robin Gunning and her own voice. James Wenonah Paul guides us through the tragedies, trial, and triumphs of the Paul family through recordings, letters, stories, and notes. Her only child, Dr. Robin Gunning, promised his mother he would write her story. He did, and it is wonderful! I could not put it down. You will learn things you never knew about the Paul family.

Tax Help and Filing for Free

Did you know you can file a free federal and up to three state returns if your income in 2017 was $66,000 or less?

The MyFreeTaxes Partnership provides free state and federal tax preparation and filing assistance for qualified individuals. It’s easy, safe, secure and 100% free.

You will be able to:

  • Use free tax preparation and e-filing of your federal and state return.
  • Get help: if you have questions, you can call a certified tax coach using the toll free number or email address provided.

If unable to contact the certified tax coach immediately, you can leave a message and your call will be returned within 24 hours.

Have a QUESTION while you are preparing your return? IRS certified tax coaches can help.

  • By Phone: 855-698-9435
  • By E-Mail:

IRS certified volunteers will be answering questions from Monday-Friday 9 AM – 9 PM and Saturday 11 AM – 8 AM – CST.

If you qualify for the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) they will also be able to help.

Questions are answered in the order that they are received.

Responses are provided within 24 hours (except on weekends; more complex questions may require additional research).

To e-file your 2017 tax return or other electronic forms, you must verify your identity with: An Electronic Filing PIN on

If you are asked for payment information to prepare your federal or state tax return and your income is $66,000 or less, STOP and call 855-698-9435.

Helpful Links

Who can get Free Tax Preparation and the Earned Income Credit?

You may have extra money waiting for you with the Earned Income Tax Credit.

  •  Taxpayers with an AGI of $66,000 or less can get Free Tax Preparation
  •  Families meeting additional requirements are eligible for a credit of up to $6,318

If you or someone you know have 3 or more children and less than $48,340 ($53,930 if married filing jointly) in adjusted gross income, check it out. Use the EITC Assistant and answer questions about yourself and other family members to see if you qualify and estimate the amount of your credit. EITC eligibility depends on several factors, including income and family size. If you don’t have a qualifying child and earned under $20,600, find out if you qualify for a smaller credit.

Lecture Series


 Native American Writers of the Plains

Our new lecture series is under way. We have the books available to check out. We hope you join us.

  • February 15, 2018   Mean Spirit by Linda Hogan
    • Led by Prof. Bob Greenstreet
  • March 15, 2018       The Bingo Palace by Louise Erdich
    • Led by Prof. James Farthing
  • April 19, 2018          Medicine River by Thomas King
    • Led by Prof. Mark Davies
Books, services, and other materials for this series are provided by Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma, a project of Oklahoma Humanities. Funding for this series was provided by grants from the Inasmuch Foundation and Kirkpatrick Family Fund. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of Oklahoma Humanities.


Pauls Valley Digital Yearbooks

We are excited about a new project that will allow you to view the Pauls Valley Yearbooks online. Visit the Digital Prairie website here hosted by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. We have twenty-two yearbooks so far and hope to add more soon.



Monday at 3:30 pm






New Children’s Books-

We have received over 1600 items for our children’s library.


2015 Caldecott Winner and One of our favorites

  • Award winning Picture Books
  • Easy readers
  • Fiction for teens and tweens
  • Over 300 audio books for kids

We can’t wait for you to come in and see the beautiful books.