Saturday, March 10, 2012

Woody Guthrie exhibit at Gilcrease

Yesterday after walking three miles at the fitness center, we went to the Gilcrease Museum to see the exhibit on Woody Guthrie.  The exhibit has been open for a couple of weeks.

Guthrie was the famous singer/songwriter born in Okemah, Oklahoma in 1912.  This year would be Woody's 100th birthday.  He died of Huntington's Disease sometime around 1967, if I remember correctly.

It just so happened that when we were there Woody's sister-in-law and other Guthrie family members were touring the museum.

For the longest time the city of Okemah ignored Guthrie because of his leftist associations.  But when they realized they could turn a buck off his name, they started taking advantage of the tourism opportunity.

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