Cultural District Tours
Tuesday October 20th
1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tour of the Historic Kendall Whittier District
Conference attendees will have the opportunity to visit one of Tulsa’s most unique cultural districts. Built in the early 1900s the Kendall Whittier District is home to several artist studios, creative businesses, and cultural events. Participants will learn how local organizations and businesses have worked together in the revitalization of this urban neighborhood. The tour will include art spaces including the Circle Cinema, Zeigler Art & Frame, and the Tulsa Girls Art School. Please note: this is a walking-tour and transportation to this destination is not provided. Cost to attend this tour is $10 per person, and the tour is limited to a small number of participants. Those registered for this tour will receive an email with parking information and directions. Refunds for cancellation of this tour will not be provided.
Wednesday, October 21st
1:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Tour of the Greenwood Cultural District
Also known as “Black Wall Street,” the Greenwood business district and neighborhood flourished during the early 1900s with prominent businesses and a thriving jazz and blues scene. After the devastating events of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, when a majority of homes and businesses were destroyed, the African-American community prevailed and rebuilt the district within five years. Participants will learn about the history of Greenwood and how the arts have been a catalyst for community development and healing. The tour will include visits to the Greenwood Cultural Center, the Mabel B. Little Heritage House, and the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park. Please note: Bus transportation to and from the Hyatt Regency Tulsa will be provided. Cost to attend this tour is $10 per person, and the tour is limited to a small number of participants. Those registered for this tour will receive an email with logistical information. Refunds for cancellation of this tour will not be provided.
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