Archives for: October 2014

Oct 24th
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Get a copy of the book, meet the authors, enjoy coffee & donuts, and visit the museum!

Saturday, November 8th

10:30 AM

What Exceptional Leaders Know: High Impact Skills, Strategies, & Ideas for Leaders

By: Tracy Spears & Wally Schmader

What You’ll Learn:

  • Exceptional Leaders Know the difference between motivation and manipulation and leverage their team’s core personality temperament and strengths.
  • Exceptional Leaders Know how to assess an environment and become a positive influence and change agent. They’re thermostats, not thermometers.
  • Exceptional Leaders Know they are a work in progress. They are self-aware and are voracious about learning and improving themselves.

And much more!

About the Authors:

Tracy L. Spears has been a national business consultant for over 20 years. She specializes in developing leaders; inspiring teamwork and enhancing inter-office communications by helping people understand “Why People Do What They Do.”

In addition to her workshops, Tracy has been a featured guest speaker at numerous state, regional and national conferences.

She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and an accomplished athlete who played in Japan as a member of the U.S. National Softball Team. Tracy is a member of the National Speakers Association.

Wally Schmader has over 20 years of successful hands- on experience developing and leading high-performance teams. He has worked successfully with senior executives, middle managers and front-line leaders and managers.

He is a highly-regarded leadership coach and described many of his strategies and insights in his first book which was published in 2006 entitled ‘Full Contact Leadership: Dynamic New Ideas & Techniques for Today’s Leaders’.

Wally has been interviewed by Fortune Radio, and been a featured speaker at many conferences, forums and webinars.


Oct 17th
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Lecture & Book Signing
The Main Streets of Oklahoma:
Okie Stores from Every County
by Kristi Eaton

Saturday, November 1st
10:30 AM

FREE admission – books will be for sale.

It all happened on Main Street.

It’s the heart of every community in the Sooner State. It’s where people go to eat, shop and socialize. It’s where Woods County reenacts the Freedom Bank Robbery and Shootout and where Grant County displays Twister memorabilia. Oklahoma residents are embracing Main Street, celebrating and revitalizing local history. Author Kristi Eaton crisscrosses the state, exploring each of the seventy-seven counties to find quirky stories like Elmore City’s ties to Footloose and hidden tales like the real reason Wetumka celebrates Sucker Day. It’s a celebration of the unique events, landmarks, people and heritage of this aptly named thoroughfare.

About the Author
Kristi Eaton is a journalist based in Oklahoma City. A native of Tulsa, she lived in Arizona, Italy, Saipan and South Dakota before returning to Oklahoma. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Arizona State University. Her stories have been published in the Washington Post, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle and more.


Oct 17th
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Due to the Tulsa Run on Peoria Avenue, the museum will be closed on the morning of Saturday, October 25th. Normal hours will resume at 12:00 PM (noon) that day.


Oct 9th
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New Volunteer Information & Open House
Monday, October 27th
2:00 – 4:00 PM

YOU are invited!

We welcome you to visit the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum to learn about volunteer opportunities. Guardians will be available to answer questions and share their experiences as volunteers.

You are invited to tour the museum as our guest.

Light refreshments will be served.

Museum volunteers are known as “Guardians” – Guardians of Tulsa history. Guardian responsibilities may include greeting visitors at the information desk, serving as docents for museum tours (adult and student), and presenting historical programs for Tulsa-area organizations, including schools. Guardians have optional monthly meetings which may include informative lectures, field trips, and other learning and social opportunities. Training is provided and the time required is dependent on your area of interest. Volunteer opportunities are as flexible as your schedule allows.

  • Volunteer Greeter
  • Volunteer Group - Jan. 2009
  • Volunteer Docent Training
  • Volunteer Servers at Open House - Sept. 2008
  • Volunteer Group at Open House - Sept. 2008
  • Volunteer Annual Meeting 2010
  • Volunteer Board at Hall of Fame 2006
  • Volunteer Guardian Field Trip
  • Every-other-month Guardians take a field trip to a historical site. Lunch is always included.
  • Guardians take a field trip to learn about the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park.


Oct 8th
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Music at the Mansion
University of Tulsa Student & Faculty Composers
Thursday, October 16th, 1:30 PM

CLICK HERE for the full program.


Oct 8th
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“Voices of History” Film

October 6th was a huge step in the life of the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum as we premiered, “Voices of History,” the short, seven-minute film about this institution.  We are currently in the final stages of producing a longer version, which answers the question, “Why is the study of history important.” The 30-minute documentary will be released in early 2015.

Both films were made possible by an in-kind donation of services from Kirkpatrick & Kinslow Productions in association with Windswept Media and an anonymous donor.

Voices of History from Kirkpatrick&Kinslow Productions on Vimeo.