Osage Tribal Museum welcomes author Steve Gerkin

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

The story of Tulsa’s transformation from a nineteenth-century cow town into the “Oil Capital of the World” has been above ground for years, but a great reservoir of “Tulsey Town’s” heritage has remained beneath the surface

These neglected tales include the dirigible flyover of 1929, the Hominy Indians’ victory over the New York Giants and the legendary final performance of Spade Cooley, convicted killer and the self-proclaimed “King of Western Swing.” From the horrors of the city’s early race riot and the proud legacy of Greenwood (a/k/a Little Africa or Black Wall Street) to Tulsa’s iconic landmarks and unforgettable personalities, author Steve Gerkin provides an evocative and enjoyable voyage through his new book, entitled, “Hidden History of Tulsa.”

Gerkin will be at the Osage Tribal Museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.on Friday, July 25, to discuss the book, and, afterwards, to sell and autograph copies. Books will be sold for $20 each. There is always no admission charge at the Osage Tribal Museum and everyone is welcome.

Refreshments will be served immediately after his presentation.