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Tulsa-Area Schools Mini Arts and Humanities Grants: HECR 2014 Request for Proposals

The Higher Education Cultural Roundtable (HECR) is soliciting proposals for grants to Tulsa-area schools to fund arts and humanities projects.

HECR, a consortium of Tulsa-area colleges and universities, will award "mini-grants" ranging from $50 to $250 to assist with schools' arts and humanities expenses including materials, equipment, supplies, guest lectures, artist fees and travel expenses to art events.

• Applications for the 2014 calendar year will be accepted through March 28, 2014.

Oklahoma Volunteerism Above Average

"Last year volunteers logged in an estimated 200,000 hours of service locally. At the estimated hourly rate of $18.28 in Oklahoma, that equates to more than $3.6 million in volunteer services, said Brenda Michael-Haggard, executive director of Volunteer Tulsa."

Read more about Oklahoma's exceptional volunteer stats in the Tulsa World article Volunteerism is lifeblood of community.

One Murder Too Many: Whitey Bulger And The Computer Tycoon

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One Murder Too Many: Whitey Bulger and the Computer Tycoon

Lecture and Book Signing with Co-Author: Laurence J. Yadon 

Saturday, February 1st

1:00 PM 

Tulsa Historical Society & Museum

2445 S. Peoria

Admission is FREE

About the Book

Henry Zarrow (1916-2014) On Tulsans

Henry Zarrow, Tulsa businessman and philanthropist, passed away Saturday at the age of 97. Many local charities and organizations, including the Tulsa City-County Library, benefited from Mr. Zarrow's generosity. Mr. Zarrow, though, was quick to deflect praise, often assuring interviewers that Tulsans, in general, were the generous ones: 

"Tulsa people are always willing to help. Sometimes they just have to have time to think about it."

"I see how great the Tulsa people are in giving and helping. The $5, the $25...it amounts to quite a bit of money over a period of time."

Architectural Survey: Tulsa's Cliff Dweller Houses On Reservoir Hill

Thematic, archaeological, and architectural/historic resource surveys are great resources for the history of particular buildings, particular areas, and for local history, in general. 

The 2012 Historic Resources Survey of the Cliff Dweller Houses on Reservoir Hill examines 17 single-family residences that sit along the spine of Reservoir Hill. The pre-1933 houses are unique among other Tulsa homes during that time period because of their Spanish Colonial/Mission Revival and Pueblo Revival architectural styles. The survey states: 

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