Now Open! Click here for more information: http://www.tulsahistory.org/visit/exhibits/oklahoma-oil-rare-postcards-views-of-the-early-days/
The museum will be closed Friday morning while an exciting project is in the works. A new promotional video featuring Tulsa’s history, museum educational programs, and exhibit galleries is being filmed and the film crew will be hard at work throughout the building. Come see us after they’re all done at 1:00!
You can also check our some behind the scenes photos of the video shoot here.
Vice, Crime & Vigilantes in the Magic City
Saturday, July 19th, 10:30 AM
From the Osage Indian murders to the Tulsa Race Riot to notorious gangster and outlaw activity, the 1920s Tulsa area was no stranger to violence and crime. Join us for a panel of writers as they discuss stories of murder, mayhem and local criminal masterminds in the Magic City.
Panel speakers: Larry Yadon, Steve Gerkin, and Jason Christian
Hosted by the Tulsa City-County Library and the Tulsa Historical Society.
Registration is required. Seating is limited.
Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/tulsaviceandcrime2014july or call 918-549-7323 to register.
Lecture & Book Signing
Saturday, June 28th
Through never-before-published passport applications of select, famous individuals, readers can see a snapshot in time, and learn about the individual’s lives and their place in history.
A Page of History Passport Applications forms in this book are the rare, authentic records of 63 select, famous individuals in the United States that have been acquired, digitally enhanced, and restored. These documents have never been published before so it is an unusual way to become familiar with an individual. Each form has a corresponding narrative which will explain what is included in the application along with a brief biography of that person. Each narrative contains interesting and unusual facts about the individual who is applying for their passport. The associated picture accompanying the narrative is close to the year when the application was issued.
• Discussion about the genesis of the book
• History of passports
• Discussion of several individual Passport Applications & Individuals in the book
A history and biography buff since he could first read, Phil was a Captain in the Army Medical Service Corps and was also in the health care industry for 33 years retiring as Divisional Vice President of Operations for Cardinal Health, a Fortune 19 Company. For over 30 years, his hobby has been history and genealogy. Phil is the founding and current president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tulsa. He is a genealogy contributor and expert for several websites, has written numerous articles on genealogy for periodicals and is a well respected lecturer on the subject. He sits on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations in the Tulsa area.
Pretty Boy Floyd: Fact vs. Fiction
Thursday, June 19th
Hosted by Booksmart Tulsa: https://www.facebook.com/events/1486188118277225/
Join us for an unforgettable evening exploring the life of Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd. Michael Wallis will handle the facts, and Jeanetta Calhoun Mish will handle the fiction, having just republished the late William Cunningham’s long lost 1936 novel, “Pretty Boy.”
Larry McMurtry called Michael Wallis’ “Pretty Boy” an “engaging biography” that “vividly catches the tone of a region, a time, and a man.”
Guests will also be able to enjoy apple pie (Floyd’s recipe), original art, and have a rare chance to see Pretty Boy Floyd’s death mask.
Both books will be available for sale.