Category: program

Oct 17th
Tags: Posted in Book signing, books, Events, program, Uncategorized

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.


Mar 7th
Tags: Posted in Book signing, books, Events, Gift Shop, Kiosk, program, Uncategorized

A Conversation and Book signing with Clifton Taulbert
Saturday, March 15
10:30 a.m.

PLEASE NOTE: Peoria Avenue will be closed from 25th to 41st on Saturday, March 15th. To reach THS, please come from the north and head south down Peoria, then turn left on 25th down the cobblestone drive.

Clifton Taulbert, Pulitzer-nominated author introduces his latest book, The Invitation.

In this seven year project which chronicles his journey in South Carolina resulting from an unexpected invitation to supper, Taulbert shares the impact of the lingering lessons of race and place as well as what happened to the children of The Help. He doesn’t stop there…Taulbert leaves us with a clear picture of hope and the opportunities we have to repair what is broken as we journey through life.

On February 21 in Natchez, Mississippi, Pulitzer-nominated author, Clifton Taulbert’s latest book, The Invitation took center stage at the 25th Annual Literary Celebration where such notables as United States Senator Thad Cochran, James Meredith, Tate Taylor-producer of  The Help and Kathryn Stockett—the author were present, joining with academic leaders and citizen guests from around the country.

Taulbert’s introduction of his seven year project brought the audience to their feet when nearing the end of his thought-provoking presentation he challenged his 32 year old son, Marshall Danzy Taulbert—writer and aspiring L.A. actor—and the audience of his peers to stand with him and take up the gauntlet to continue the transformation of America into that shining city on the hill for all.

The Invitation takes us on one African-American Baby Boomer’s journey as he shares his personal encounter with an aging white lady from South Carolina whom he thought to have been a retired school teacher, but later learned she was much more. Their encounter over a five year span of time—the reality of who she was what she represented, and the impact as the accomplished author battled the private conversation within his head, his youthful memories from the era of legal segregation—is The Invitation


Jan 20th
Tags: Posted in Events, family, program

Travis Family Lecture with Dr. Debbie Lifschitz
Monday, January 27th at 6:30 PM
Admission is FREE

Come hear about the history of the Travis family, one of the first Jewish families in Tulsa, and builders of the two mansions that now house the Tulsa Historical Society and the Tulsa Garden Center.

Dr. Debbie Lifschitz, granddaughter to the original owners of the Travis Mansion (where the THS Museum is located), will be speaking about the saga of Sam and Julie Travis and the adventures she has had researching their families. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about this early Tulsa family inside the home they built!

The Tulsa Historical Society’s museum is located in the historic Travis Mansion. Brothers David and Samuel Travis constructed complementary mansions on South Peoria in 1919 after making their fortunes in the oil business in Tulsa. Sam and Julie Travis lived in the mansion southern-most mansion until the mid-1920s. The building remained a residence until it was purchased by the Tulsa Historical Society in 1997 to prevent demolition. After extensive renovation, the Travis Mansion now houses the Tulsa Historical Society Museum. CLICK HERE to learn more about the Travis Mansion.

Dr. Debbie Lifschitz, a grand-daughter of Sam and Julie Travis, lives in Jerusalem, Israel. Her husband is an orthopedic surgeon and they have 5 children and quite a few grandchildren.

She has been training teachers for over 30 years, at Michlalah Jerusalem College, where she has been chairperson of the English Department, Vice Dean, and lecturer. She has worked with the Israel Ministry of Education in the English Inspectorate and has published numerous articles.
Dr. Lifschitz started researching her maternal family in 2004, leaving the research of her paternal family to her sister Mrs. Rachel Bernstein. Family research has taken her to archives in Israel, France and the United States.


Dec 9th
Tags: Posted in Events, music at the mansion, Past Events, program

Join THS and Hyechka for a showcase of this year’s performances. Holiday music will also be featured. Afterwards, meet the artists and enjoy cookies and punch.

Thursday, December 19th

1:30 PM

Admission is FREE for THS members/students/children
$5/adults, $3/seniors


Apr 15th
Tags: Posted in Book signing, booksigning, Events, Gift Shop, Past Events, program, Uncategorized


Sep 29th
Tags: Posted in concert, Events, Past Events, program