Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Hyechka Club

The Territory Federation of Woman’s Clubs was coming to Indian Territory and Tulsa’s new club, The Hyechka Club, needed to raise funds to cover the cost of entertaining them.  They placed this ad in the 1906 newspaper; note the ‘warning’ at the bottom.

The Hyechka music club was organized on October 20, 1904 in Tulsa I.T.  The city population at that time was around 3,500 when ten ladies gathered above the Sell’s Drug Store to organize a pioneer music club.  The Creek Indian generic word for music is Hyechka (pronounced Hi-yeech-ka) and was selected as the name for the club.  To read more about the club’s early history, click HERE

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