The Holy City of the Wichitas is home to North America's longest continuously running Easter Pageant, "The Prince of Peace." Since 1926, the Easter Pageant has kept alive the true story of the birth, life, death, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
In the mid-1920's, Reverend Anthony Mark Wallock looked out at the beautiful Wichita Mountains and was inspired to create his vision of Jerusalem and the Holy Land during the time of our Lord. With the help of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's government work programs; Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the Holy City, as you see it today, was constructed in 1934-1936.
Set on 66 acres in the beautiful, Oklahoma, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, the Holy City is more than just another site for a passion play. For generations, the Holy City has been a place for families, groups, and individuals to explore, to learn, and ultimately, to help preserve.
Along with the pageant buildings, structures and grounds, the Holy City offers: a gift shop, a beautiful chapel, a museum, an Oklahoma City bombing memorial, memorial brick walking paths, a meditation/prayer sanctuary, and breathtaking vistas of the Wichita Mountains. With all of this, plus more, the Holy City offers something special for everyone.
Weddings can be reserved for the chapel and free guided tours of the Easter Pageant grounds are available with appointment. Please call the gift shop, (580) 429-3361, for more information.
The Holy City is a 501(c)3 corporation public charity, operated by a board of directors which relies on generous donations in order to maintain and sustain itself. Consider donating to or joining the Holy City. Help us continue to provide a place for all people to see and enjoy now, and for years to come.
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