A New App from the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum -- "Virtual Exhibit: 1921 Tulsa Race Riot"

Nov 19, 2014

On this edition of ST, we welcome two members of the staff at the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum: Michelle Place is the Executive Director, and Ian D. Swart is the Archivist and Curator of Collections. Both are with us to talk about a recently created app from the Tulsa Historical Society, which is based on what's far and away the most-asked-about historical event at the THS: the Tulsa Race Riot. This app -- known as "Virtual Exhibit: 1921 Tulsa Race Riot" -- is also accessible to visitors to the THS facility on South Peoria, and you can learn more about it here. Also on today's program, we offer another conversation that was recorded recently at the StoryCorps Mobile Booth (when it was parked at the Guthrie Green in downtown Tulsa). In this dialogue, Shirley Elliott of the Tulsa PAC Trust interviews Steve Liggett, artistic director of Living Arts of Tulsa. Steve talks about the early days of Living Arts, and about the beloved music teacher, musician, and arts advocate Virginia Myers, who founded Livings Arts of Tulsa in the late 1960s and died in 1991.