Woody Guthrie Center Opens in Tulsa

Woody Guthrie © Library of Congress

The catchy and perennially popular folk song “This Land Is Your Land” has inspired Americans to set out and explore their country since it was written in 1940. With the opening of the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, visitors will now be able to explore the history behind the music of the renowned artist who wrote more than 3,000 songs.

The new 12,000-square-foot museum is located in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District and opens on April 27th. It features interactive digital exhibits about Guthrie’s life and work, and showcases the historical context of the events that inspired his songs. The museum’s collection includes the Woody Guthrie Archives containing important artifacts such as the original handwritten version of “This Land Is Your Land” as well as artwork, notebooks, photographs and objects from famous musicians who were influenced by Guthrie.

Find out more on the museum’s website.

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Steph Spencer is a freelance travel writer from Canada who has been held captive by the travel industry for over 14 years. An incurable smart aleck, notorious purple fanatic, hat person, and ukulele player of questionable abilities, Steph explores the geeky side of travel on her blog A Nerd At Large, and dispenses random quirkiness on Google+ and as @ANerdAtLarge on Twitter. She truly believes that anything is possible with enough determination and copious amounts of chocolate.

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