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The Papers of Principal Chief John Ross in the Gilcrease Collection »

September 07 at 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Duane King, Ph.D., founding director of the Helmerich Center for American Research, will lecture about John Ross (1790-1866), who not only served as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation longer than anyone else (1828-1866), but also led the people during some of the most turbulent periods in U.S. history.

Reading Photographs: The Ghost Dance In a New Light »

September 07 at 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Marc Carlson, librarian of Special Collections and University Archives at TU's McFarlin Library, will explore what can be learned by examining a photograph. He will talk about how there is more to a photograph than meets the eye and demonstrate how to "read" a photo using a compelling image from the Gilcrease.

Sequoyah's Talking Leaves »

September 07 at 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration John Ross, who works in the Translation Department, Education Services for the Cherokee Nation, will discuss the Cherokee Syllabary. He will discuss how Sequoyah decided to create the Syllabary in 1809, despite the skepticism of his wife and the Cherokee people. After 12 years, Sequoyah completed the Syllabary in 1821, making the Cherokee Nation literate overnight.

Tattoos: Social and Sacred Art Form »

September 07 at 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Eric Singleton, assistant curator of anthropology for Gilcrease Museum, will discuss how for thousands of years, Native Americans used tattoos to express sacred knowledge, rites of passage, and social identity.

American Girl Story Time »

September 07 at 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Children can imagine living the stories of some of their favorite American Girl dolls – Felicity, Josephina, and Kaya – by listening to their adventures, then taking a story home. (Books are available for purchase in the museum store.) Kids are invited to bring their own American Girl Doll. 2:00 & 4:00 p.m.

A Conversation with Thomas Gilcrease »

September 07 at 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Doug Watson portrays Thomas Gilcrease in a Chautauqua-style dialogue with Public Radio Tulsa's Rich Fisher. He will discuss the creation of the museum's permanent collection including Gilcrease's patronage of Acee Blue Eagle, Willard Stone, and Woody Crumbo; the purchase of the Philip Cole and Joseph Sharp collections; and anecdotes about Gilcrease's life.

Drop-In Family Art Day @ Zarrow »

September 07 at 02:30 pm to 04:30 pm

Enjoy live music and fun art activities for children during the free outdoor concert series, Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green.

American Girl Doll Bingo II »

September 07 at 03:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Kids will play a new kind of Bingo with an American Girl Doll twist, shouting out "AmGirl" instead of "bingo." Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each game. 1:00 & 3:00 p.m.

Coffee Rituals Throughout History »

September 07 at 03:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Ian Picco, director of coffee at Topeca Coffee, Tulsa’s only seed-to-cup coffee enterprise, will talk about the evolution of coffee in the Western Hemisphere and the various ways coffee is prepared and consumed. Picco will demonstrate Topeca Coffee preparation for participants to enjoy.

Oklahoma is 'Native America' (just like is says on our license plates): Finding Oklahoma Indian History in Gilcrease »

September 07 at 03:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Brian Hosmer, H.G. Barnard Chair of Western American History, Department of History at TU, will discuss the deep and complex histories of migrations and tribal influences upon the history of Oklahoma.