Friday, September 19, 2014

Gilcrease Museum

The first weekend of the month, Connie and I were in Tulsa, Oklahoma for a special event at the fabulous Gilcrease Museum. The museum had an open house with a number of lectures and other events to celebrate the opening of a new building they just added. Connie grew up in Tulsa and was very familiar with the Gilcrease, but it was my first visit. I was blown away by the quality and quantity of the western art and prehistoric artifact collections there. I would recommend anyone visit if they have the opportunity.

One of the lectures was given by our old friends, authors Kathy and Mike Gear. They gave an interesting and entertaining talk about why and how they write their archaeology-based novels. Their latest novel, People of the Morning Star, is the first of a series of three set in the prehistoric Mississippian metropolis of Cahokia.         


Mark Lewis said...

I wish I had known you were going to be in town. I would have loved to finally meet you in person. I love the Gilcrease as well. Wonderful place. Glad you had a good visit!

Mark Lewis said...

I wish I had known about that event, and that you were going to be in town. It would have been great to meet you. I also love the Gilcrease, and have been there several times. Glad you had a good visit to Tulsa!