Former Collinsville/Owasso resident Dr. Kathleen Morrow is in the process of organizing the "Morrow Home Place and Museum". The organization's intent is to "preserve a typical country home and the family's activities during the early part of the 20th century."
The Morrow Home Place was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in April, 2011.
Kathleen's grandparents Joe Fagan and Lucille Ellingwood Morrow with lived in the farmhouse from 1905. The home and land have been in the Morrow family over 100 years.
Lucile Ellingwood Morrow taught
in Collinsville schools, and wrote a weekly newspaper column. Those columns
titled "Just Thought of A Plain Country Woman" chronicled life on the farm and
appeared in "The Collinsville News"(1937-1970) and "Tulsa World" (1942-1965).
The planned museum/farm will be near Collinsville's Herald Elementary and an
Owasso elementary projected to be build by 2008 to be named for Mrs.
The museum will focus on
educational events and activities for children and will be a "living history"
museum where the children will be encouraged to experience a "typical" day's
activities of a farm child during the decades of the 30's, 40's, 50's or 60's
depending on the studies of the particular grade level.
While Kathleen has the
wealth of information left by her grandmother's columns and some diaries for her
own family's experiences, she is hoping to expand on that to gather information
and also honor other pioneer families in this area.
Dr. Morrow resides in Texas
now and is commuting to Collinsville monthly to get the project formalized. She
has a local steering committee to help get an organization in place to carry
forth the endeavor.
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