TULSA (AP) -- A 12,000-square foot center honoring Oklahoma native and legendary folk singer/ songwriter Woody Guthrie is scheduled for opening in downtown Tulsa.
The Woody Guthrie Center is set to open to the public Saturday afternoon.
The center will feature interactive exhibits chronicling Guthrie's life and career and include Oklahoma's only permanent exhibit on the Dust Bowl. The collection will also feature Guthrie's original handwritten copy of "This Land is Your Land."
It will also be home to the Woody Guthrie archives, a collection featuring nearly 3,000 song lyrics, hundreds of pieces of artwork, journal entries, postcards, manuscripts and more than 500 photographs, among other rare items.
The archives will be open to the public by appointment for research use.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Also in the headlines
It's Day 5 of our 12 Days of Christmas contest presented by KJRH Channel 2 and Moody's Jewelry! Enter now for your chance to win a Bali oval link bracelet!
Officials say about 20 train cars, coming from an auto facility, carrying new cars, syrup and other commodities, overturned. None of the cars contained hazardous materials.
KJRH 2 Works for You and Moody's Jewelry is giving away over $4,000 in jewelry from Dec. 9 through Dec. 20. Go to www.kjrh.com/contests to enter this 12 Days of Christmas giveaway.
The annual Food 2 Families food drive benefiting the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma will begin Friday, Nov. 22 and end Dec. 15. We held our drive here at the station on Dec. 11.