Archives for: November 2014

Nov 26th
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The museum will be closed November 27th – 30th.

Regular museum hours will resume on

Tuesday, December 2nd at 10 AM.


Nov 10th
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“A conversation about our Tulsa River heritage”

Monday, November 17th, 6:30 PM

Featuring former Mayors Robert J. LaFortune and Susan Savage, retired Public Works Director Charles L. Hardt, and author Ann Patton.

Mayor LaFortune wrote the foreword to The Tulsa River, and interviews with Mayor Savage and Mr. Hardt are featured in the book.  Speakers will share their stories about growing up in a river town and historic events such as the creation of River Parks and the 1986 flood, as well as their visions for the future.

All will join photographer Vernis Maxell and editor Tracy LeGrand for book signings.

FREE admission, and books will be for sale.

About the book:

The Tulsa River, a new book of stories about Tulsa’s life with the Arkansas River, is available now in a limited first edition. The coffee-table-style book has 110 full-color photographs.

The Tulsa River is a natural and civic history of the river from its beginning millions of years ago in snow packs of the Colorado Rockies, as the river carved its way through the now-buried Tulsa Mountains and found its way to the Mississippi River in Arkansas. The story ends with the promise of A Gathering Place and River Parks, with Tulsans describing their diverse ideas for the future.

Author Ann Patton

“The Tulsa River tells the story of our city’s struggle to live in harmony with our river, which lured mankind to this spot on earth, shaped our town, occasionally terrorized and often sustained us, and promises to gather our diverse peoples together,” Patton said. “We spent two years living with and learning about our river, and the more we learned, the more there was to explore and understand. This book is, simply, a labor of love for our river and our community.”