Gilcrease Museum an OK Treasure – Summer 2014 Activities


 Summer is an excellent time to go visit Gilcrease Museum. The 23 acres of themed gardens is lovely right now. And Gilcrease is in full swing with lots of planned summer activities for children, families and adults. Check out the Gilcrease calendar at . You will find some FREE activities, such as The First Tuesday of the Month is free admission and there is a Free Funday Sunday on the 3rd Sunday of the Month. This fun day is set up for families. In addition you will find art camps for children and adult events as well. You will also find a dining facility that is open 11:00 – 3:00.  There is a lovely view of the Osage Hills.



Gilcrease Museum has the world’s largest collection of American Art and History. The American West and Native America art is the focus for this museum that is visited by folks from around the world. Admission is $8. for adults, $5. for college students with id and 18 and under are FREE. Gilcrease is open 10-5, Tuesday – Sunday. 

Gilcrease Museum

1400 North Gilcrease Museum Rd

(10 minutes from downtown Tulsa)

Tulsa, OK


I spent part of Father’s Day at Gilcrease and was delighted with the two exhibits we focused on. I would suggest both of these to check out.

  • Chiricahua Apache Artist Allen Houser exhibit showcases his sculptures and drawings. I absolutely loved his exquisite sculptures. My particular favorites were the  parent child sculptures which were powerful and absolutely beautiful. This exhibits ends on June 29. It would be well worth the time to go visit this exhibit.
  • Focus on Favorites – Masterworks for the Gilcrease Collection. If you have limited time this is a wonderful way to see all some of the most famous pieces of the Gilcrease Collection.

Check out their website for information on all of their exhibits and upcoming events.



I hope you will consider to put Gilcrease in your summer plans. It is a wonderful way to spend time with your loved ones, connecting with wonderful works of art. This would make a great couple activity or family activity. So do take advantage of this Oklahoma treasure.

It’s Time for a Tulsa Driller’s Baseball Game

721-tulsa-drillers-baseball-gameIt is baseball season and the Tulsa Drillers play at the state of the art ONEOK Field which is located in the historic Greenwood District in downtown Tulsa. The ball park is an art deco architecture style to blend with down town Tulsa’s art deco.  The season runs from April – September.

This is a perfect family activity (though I would not recommend this for preschoolers due to the length of the games). You could take the  whole family or have a special parent / child time.  You will have to decide if your child is ready for a two to three hour event. And of course if your child has an interest in baseball this will of course make this a more enjoyable activity. You could also consider just going to part of a game as an introduction to baseball to keep it a positive experience if things begin to fall apart. You want this to be fun memory.

Or this would also be a fun couple activity. This is a fun, open air activity and only available to us certain times of the year. Lots of time to chat and hold hands and just be together.

If you would like to look at the Tulsa Drillers’ schedule or find out more about them or the games you can check out their website


Couple Time or Family Time at the Farmer’s Market


Want to connect as you do something good for the environment and healthy for your body. Doing something that is simple, easy and meaningful. GO LOCAL with your marketing. 

It is that time of year when the FARMERS MARKETS are in full swing. If this is an activity you have not participated in before, you may want to consider giving it a try. The Tulsa area has several farmer’s markets that sell fresh produce from local farms. Some of these farms grow organic foods. Knowing where your food comes from and building a relationship with some of these farmers is pretty cool.  In addition most of them have local art and handmade products. It is a fun community event where people are there to promote local and to choose products that are good for our environment and more healthy for our bodies. And you will save money!

NOTE: If you take CHILDREN to the market, consider their age and how much walking they can do. For little ones a stroller or wagon can be very helpful. Of course, as with any marketing it is best to go when you are not tired. This especially applies for children.  Consider limiting your time to what your child or children can comfortable manage to keep it a positive experience. Letting your children help pick out your veggies can be fun and educational and allow them to be part of the process. You might expand this activity to a family or parent / child cooking time, using your fresh veggies you purchased at the farmers market. 

There are a variety of times these markets are open. I have listed the main markets in the Tulsa area below. The OK Food and Farm Alliance also has a listing of all of OK Farmer’s Markets. So if you are not in one of the Tulsa area towns listed, check out the OK Food and Farm Alliance website okfarmand  



10:30 am – 2:00 pm, year-round     3rd and Boston



8:00 am – 12:00 pm. May thru October

Food Pyramid parking lot, 39th and Peoria

WINTER MARKET (see details for details)



8:00 am – 12:00 pm, April 29 thru October



4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, April 18 thru September 26

East end of Centennial Park, 6th and Peoria



7:00 am – 11:00 am , April 6 thru October

On 15th Street, just east of Peoria



7:00 am – 11:00 am, April 6 thru October

On 11th Street just each of Peoria



8:00 am – 12:00 pm , April 20 thro September 7

418 Main St.



9:00 am – 1:00 pm, April 27 thru October 5

Green Acres Market, 117 S. 7th St.



8:99 am-12:00 pm , April 29 – October

YMCA Parking Lot, 8300 N. Owasso Expressway


9:00 am – 11:00 am, every other Saturday all winter


Guthrie Green Sunday Market

10:00 am – 4:00 pm, April 7 thru October 27

North Boston and 111 E. Brady St. in The Brady Arts District

Hope you enjoy your time  “going local” and becoming a bit of a foodie. Your partner or family will enjoy this fresh open air environment and the healthy connection of good food and good times. 

Annual Oklahoma Steam and Gas Engine Show – Pawnee, OK – May 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2013 – Sort of like a Mini Branson Trip !

Okay guys. This is one is for you! Of course, this is for everyone – males, females, couples and families. There is a little bit of something for everyone. This is an annual Pawnee, OK event,  normally held the 1st weekend of May. A fun out-of-town trip, but not too far, into a small country town. The event is held at the Steam Park Grounds. Adults: $8. per day and $10. for 3-day pass. Children: 12 and under are FREE. 

English: Peerless Steam Threshing Engine in th...

English: Peerless Steam Threshing Engine in the gardens of Pawnee County Courthouse, Pawnee, Oklahoma (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


  • Steam Engines
  • Saw Mill / Shingle Mill
  • Blacksmith
  • Cornmeal Grinding
  • Rock Crusher
  • Quilt Exhibit
  • Rope Making
  • Broom Making
  • Corn Husking
  • Food Booths
  • Old Time Threshing Lecture & Demonstration
  • Case Steam Plowing
  • Parade
  • Steam Engine Spark Show
  • Kiddie Tractor Pull
  • Steam & Tractor Games

For more details and schedule go to


Pawnee Bill Ranch & Museum

This is a 500 hundred acre ranch with a museum honoring Pawnee Bill. The ranch has the following to explore:

  • original Ranch blacksmith shop
  • 1903 log cabin
  • Large barn built in 1926
  • Indian Flower Shrine
  • Bison and Buffalo

Ck their website:  for details on admission price and schedule.

Special Note: The last three Saturdays in June there are Wild West Shows performed re-creating the original Wild West Shows.

Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum

Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)