The Peggy Helmerich Library will be closed temporarily for light renovation. We anticipate the closure to last several weeks. During the closure, any items you have placed on hold will be sent to Hardesty Library.
At the Tulsa Historical Society on Saturday, November 16th, John Brooks Walton will talk about his book Flowers by Mrs. Dehaven. The book will be for sale, and Walton will be available for signing. The event is from 1:00-3:00 PM.
Admission is free for THS members, children, and students
From the inside cover of the new book:
“After my first visit to Mrs. DeHaven’s flower shop in 1954, I was fascinate with the ambiance, the history, and the beauty of the shop. Throught the years, I became acquainted with their friendly staff and in particular, Gwenn Whisenhunt, a long-time employee.
I soon developed the habit of driving by the shop to admire the shop’s wonderful and creative sindow displays. I had also heard of their historic archives and, upon writing a previous book that required photos of the 1920s, I called Gwenn for assistance. She quickly produced what I was needing and the next day I thought, ‘why not write a book about Mrs. DeHaven’s?’ I called Gwenn and said, ‘We are going to write a book!’”
John Brooks Walton is an Oklahoma architect and prolific architectural historian, having written eleven books, many on Tulsa architecture. He has lived and worked in Tulsa for over 50 years. He and his wife, Margaret, raised their children in Tulsa, and now enjoy the company of their grandchildren who live in and visit Tulsa. Walton continues to practice a bit of architecture, paint a few works of art, and write a book...or two...or three.