Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Couple of Things

One of the many things currently occupying my time these days is working on a new educational program for the Tulsa Historical Society. This one is on Tulsa Homes by Mail- the catalog mail order homes that are still standing in Tulsa and the surrounding area. It has been a lot of fun and so educational for myself and my partner-in-crime Marian (the scriptwriter) to "learn from the master" Rachel Shoemaker, our local expert in all things mail-order homes. Rachel is a retired firefighter-turned-researcher/historian with a passion for discovering and documenting these homes along with their histories. She has been posting her finds on Facebook and Flickr for awhile now and just this week began a long awaited (by many) blog: Oklahoma Houses By Mail. 
Another activity that now also occupies my time is fabric design. I have discovered a  passion for this and I have incorporated my Tulsa history interest into a few items I created. I opened a little online shop on Etsy named (what else) Tulsa Gal's Shop.  I finally have a place to offer my cookbook and will have some more neat Tulsa-related stuff  soon.  


ihaveneatstuff said...

This was a fun read, and I am looking forward to learning more about Tulsa.
Kym Roberts-Hardesty

YrHmblHst said...

HEY! Welcome back - your blog entries have been missed. Need to get down and check out the 'Mail Order Homes'; very interesting stuff. In fact, last time I was at the Historical Society to see the KAKC exhibit before it closed, I happened to talk to Marian about this. We discussed some of the homes as well as the Dickason Goodman 'model' kit house there on Peoria and the Lustrom metal houses.
Fun stuff.

Anonymous said...

So happy you're back, Nancy!
I'm glad you and Rachel know each other. I've learned so much from both of you!