Tulsa Historical Society & Museum
Founded in 1963, the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting Tulsa's history. It is located in the beautiful, Sam Travis Mansion, which was built by its namesake in the Italianate Revival style in 1919 (Travis made his fortune in the oil industry). The Society holds 200,000 items related to the city's past including textiles, decorative arts, personal artifacts, documents, architectural elements, books, maps, photographs, and other items. These items are used as part of the museum's rotating exhibits (there are no permanent exhibits) throughout the year. The Society also offers a wide variety of educational programming for people of all ages. There is also a research library and a garden that features sculptures depicting the five Native American tribes of the state.
Backstory and Context
"The Sam Travis Mansion – Tulsa Historical Society’s Home." Tulsa Historical Society & Museum. Accessed March 5, 2018. https://tulsahistory.org/visit/travis-mansion.
Photo: Tulsa Historical Society & Museum