The Land Run of 1889 was one of most important aspects of the US westward movement populating the Unassigned Lands that now constitute Logan County and the State of Oklahoma. These pioneers brought their families, what they could carry and a spirit that cannot be understated. They walked and rode, pulled wagons and packed trains to reach Guthrie and the surrounding prairie to build for their futures in this rich new land.
Guthrie was designated to be the Capital of the Oklahoma Territory and so it remained until 1910 when, amid political squabbles and by a vote of the people, the government was moved to Oklahoma City.
The Logan County Historical Society was founded in 1974 in order to help save Guthrie's historic downtown. Today, downtown Guthrie is a National Landmark District. Since its founding, the society has helped to preserve and recognize a number of other structures in Logan County.
In 2014, the Historical Society undertook a new strategic plan, resulting in a new era for the historical society. This era includes diverse historical programming, a whole-county focus, experiential history, and an increased effort to save Logan County history Beyond Statehood.