Monday, June 3, 2019

World of Bob Dylan Symposium - Morning of May 30 - Trip to Woody Guthrie Center

Since the symposium did not begin until 1 PM, there was a large block of time to do something else in Tulsa.  I organized a small gathering of people using the symposium's Facebook page set up by Bennett Brier.  Six of us walked from the hotel to the Woody Guthrie Center.  Scott Warmuth, whom I met through Decalcomania, a radio club, was in this group.  The center featured a multimedia demonstration of the life and works of Guthrie (1912-1967).  I was impressed by a screen where one can press a button and hear "This Land is Your Land" by various recording artists.  It was so sad that he suffered for many years with Huntington's Disease which eventually took his life.  The center also includes an archive which can be used by serious researchers by appointment.

Pictures of Guthrie at the Center 

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