Thursday, June 27th at 6:30 PM.
John Brooks Walton, Tulsa architect and prolific author, will be at the Tulsa Historical Society to give a brief lecture and sign copies of his recently released book, Flowers By Mrs. DeHaven.
Walton’s book chronicles the ambiance, history and the beauty of Mrs. DeHaven’s Flower Shop, a premier Tulsa florist since 1905. Walton profiles the shop’s history with black and white photos and stories from today’s owners and employees. His book celebrates the success, imagination and dedication of Mrs. DeHaven’s Flower Shop for bringing Tulsa the beauty of flowers for over 100 years.
“John Brooks Walton’s latest book beautifully captures the history of Mrs. DeHaven’s and its long-standing presence in the Tulsa community,” said Michelle Place, executive director of the Tulsa Historical Society. “The stories and photographs Mr. Walton weaves together in Flowers By Mrs. DeHaven create a unique historical treasure for our city and we are delighted to host this book signing.”
Walton has practiced architecture in Tulsa since 1960. His professional training, combined with his love of historic architecture, led to a writing career that includes 11 previous books highlighting historic homes and architecture.
Copies of Flowers By Mrs. DeHaven will be available for purchase at the event for $30.
Admission to the book signing is free for THS members, children and students, and $5 for adults and $3 for seniors.