Tulsa in the Teens: From Boomtown to Oil Capital
Although the decade of the 1910s was consumed with the oil business there was certainly much more to everyday life than petroleum production. Tulsans built houses, established businesses to support their growing city, founded churches and schools, and began cultural organizations. The “Tulsa in the Teens” exhibit showcases both the industrial and domestic sides of life as well as the photographs
and artifacts that represent the two. The gallery is filled with large-scale, historical images, clothing, home furnishings, objects from local businesses, and artifacts from the city’s educational, cultural and religious institutions. All of these items work together to help visitors experience what life was like in the early years of Tulsa.