Votes for Women: Striking a Four-Letter Word from the Constitution

Open through January 2021

This exhibit outlines the decades-long battle for women’s suffrage within the state of Oklahoma including both the battle for the right to vote in Oklahoma and the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920.

Fashionably Tulsa: A Selection of Items from the Janis Updike Walker Collection


This exhibit will include a selection of dresses, shoes, hats, costumes, and accessories from the early 20th Century collected by Tulsa Janis Updike Walker.

Adah & Bruce: The Controversy Over the Design of Boston Avenue Church


In 1929, after years of planning, the new Boston Avenue Methodist Church held its first worship service. Soon afterward, a controversy originated about who designed the nontraditional, Art Deco structure: Adah Robinson or Bruce Goff.

Time-Travel Tulsa: Seeing the Past in the Present

Open through December 2020

Patrick McNicholas started the Tulsa Past project in May 2018 with the idea of combining two or more moments in time into a single image.

1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

This is a virtual exhibit

This VIRTUAL EXHIBIT is only available online (click Learn More) and not accessible within the museum, at this time.

Life of a House: History of the Travis Mansion

This is an ongoing exhibit

A series of photographs tells the history of the mansion the Historical Society now calls home. Images and information trace the changes in the structure from the early years when the Travis Family lived in the house through the purchase and recent renovation by THS.

TRIBUNE: The Story of a Newspaper

This is an ongoing exhibit

In 1919, Richard Lloyd Jones, Sr., moved his family from Wisconsin to Tulsa to purchase and operate The Tulsa Tribune newspaper. This exhibit highlights the Tribune’s story through the years as well as the three generations of the Lloyd Jones family that published the paper until its end in 1992.

ChronoTulsa: Timeline of Tulsa History

This is an ongoing exhibit

This exhibit provides a historical overview of Tulsa’s rich history. The timeline begins with the arrival of the Creek Indians who settled Tulsa in the 1830s and then covers many historically significant events and time periods that have affected the city’s development and helped shape the Tulsa of today.

Zebco: 70th Anniversary (Pop-Up)

Open through November 2020

The unusual thing about R.D. Hull’s invention was the company he would eventually partner with to manufacture his new invention – the Zero Hour Bomb Company. The fishing reels went into production in 1949 using an acronym of the company’s name – Zebco – and before long this side business took over and the business stopped making bombs altogether.

Past Exhibits

Since the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum opened in its current location in 2005, staff have curated more than 130 exhibits both at the museum and other sites around Tulsa. This page provides an opportunity to explore many of those previous exhibitions.

The current exhibition schedule has been generously sponsored by:

Mervin Bovaird Foundation
Mary K. Chapman Foundation
E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Foundation
The Gelvin Foundation
Merkel Family Foundation
James D. & Cathryn M. Moore Foundation
The Oxley Foundation
Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
A.R. & Mary Louise Tandy Foundation
Robert S. & Helen Grey Trippett Foundation

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