Literary Landmark: Woody Guthrie birthplace

Okemah, Okla.

Dedicated: October 5, 2001

Partners: Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO)

2001GuthrieWoody Guthrie was born July 14, 1912 in Okemah. While various markers in town celebrate this fact, a museum for Guthrie is actually located in Tulsa. Efforts are being made to reconstruct Guthrie’s home in Okemah using the original wood.

The celebration was sponsored by Choctaw Library and took place at the Choctaw Community Center.


Choctaw Library paying tribute to Woody Guthrie Life, works to be celebrated (News OK)

Woody Guthrie Center Tulsa (website)

Woody Guthrie Family Home Reconstruction Project (nineteenthcenturyrestorations)

Woody Guthrie Statue (RoadsideAmerica)