Tulsa Area History

Voices Of Oklahoma: Dr. Jerry Gustafson On The JFK Assassination

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50 years ago today, Dr. Jerry Gustafson, long-time surgeon at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, was  a resident at Dallas Parkland Hospital when President Kennedy was assassinated. Dr. Gustafson was 28 years old. You can hear his story on Voices of Oklahoma. 

THS: Flowers By Mrs. DeHaven Book Signing With John Brooks Walton

At the Tulsa Historical Society on Saturday, November 16th, John Brooks Walton will talk about his book Flowers by Mrs. Dehaven. The book will be for sale, and Walton will be available for signing. The event is from 1:00-3:00 PM. 

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

From the inside cover of the new book:

Dwell In The IDL

Tulsa Foundation for Architecture (TFA) brings Tulsans a look into the lives of urban residents with their DWELL in the IDL tour on November 10, 2013 from 1pm to 5pm.

DWELL in the IDL will showcase downtown living through adaptive reuse and creative new construction in the heart of Tulsa. Seven properties will be on display. Participants will see everything from an upscale loft in a historic Art Deco skyscraper, to cutting-edge eco-conscious new construction.

Diversity And Dialogue: Moving Beyond The Tulsa Race Riots

D2: Diversity & Dialogue is an annual event hosted by the Diversity Crew which focuses on current diversity-issues. The event always includes an expert on the chosen subject followed by attendee discussion. The 2013 D2 event is called Moving Beyond the Tulsa Race Riots.

Holy Family Parish Cemetery: A Most Beautiful City Of The Dead

early map of tulsa

Holy Family parishioners were buried in the city cemetery initially. But in the spring of 1910, Holy Family Parish acquired a 10-acre tract to bury their dead. The tract was a little more than a mile beyond the city limits at that time. An undated map (pictured left and available in the maps digital collection) shows that the Catholic cemetery was located southeast of Woodward Park. 

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