In its earliest years as a town, the streets of Tulsa were a man’s world
The community was full of laborers, outlaws, cowboys, and entrepreneurs. It was a rowdy place and there were few activities outside the home for women other than attending one of the local churches – even schools were scarce in Indian Territory. As time passed, and more women moved to the new town, the ladies of Tulsa began looking for more activities and cultural opportunities that had been available in their former hometowns. In those first few decades of Tulsa, women established schools, cultural organizations, and civic groups that changed the landscape of Tulsa both then and now. This exhibit shares a few of their stories, including those of Lilah Denton Lindsey, Jane Heard Clinton, Fannie Brownlee Misch, and Tosca Berger Kramer.