TULSA - After a weekend chock-full of media events, free previews and music, the Woody Guthrie Center officially opens for business Tuesday in Tulsa's Brady Arts District.
Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was a folk musician and artist whose works continue to influence the American musical scene in a profound way.
The decision to move his archives to Oklahoma was made about a decade ago by his daughter, Nora Guthrie.
It was the George Kaiser Family Foundation that eventually made it all possible by purchasing the archives.
The museum features a number of interactive features, as well as static exhbits, including the original handwritten lyrics to "This Land is Your Land," perhaps Guthrie's most famous work.
Hours are Tues - Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm.
It stays open until 9 pm on "First Fridays," the Brady District Arts Crawl which takes place the first Friday of each month.
Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for ages 6-17, and free admission to children 5 and under.
Special rates are available for groups, veterans, and senior citizens.