Groundbreaking Begins On New Greenwood Rising History Museum In Downtown Tulsa

Friday, August 21st 2020, 5:42 pm
By: Emory Bryan

TULSA, Okla. -

Ground was broken Friday for what will be a $30 million project to commemorate the history of the Greenwood district in Tulsa.

The new history museum will be called Greenwood Rising and will not only tell the story of the 1921 Race Massacre, but also of the Greenwood both before and after.

The museum is not projected to be finished by the 100-year anniversary of the Race Massacre in 2021, but it will be standing.

“So there will be this edifice here for people to see and we'll dedicate the building,” Project Manager Phil Armstrong said.  “At that time, we'll be working on the exhibits, and the layout of the museum. The public viewing of the museum, when it's open, will be September or October, but we'll dedicate the building on the Centennial.”

The museum will be on the corner of Greenwood and Archer.