As we gear up for huge numbers of school students to begin touring the Center, we want to stress that one of our primary missions is to be an educational resource for students, teachers, and academics. The resources that are available in the Woody Guthrie Center are intended to provide the opportunity for investigations and lead to inspiration. We hope that after seeing how Woody used his creativity to express the things he saw and experienced, others will be inspired to use their own talents to do the same.
We also have a variety of events planned for the coming months. These events range from public programs and songwriting workshops to presentations by Woody Guthrie historian Will Kauffman to movies and discussions. A new addition to our events is our after-hours concert series. These will be ticketed concerts, and proceeds from these shows will go toward our education and community outreach programs. In addition, our friends Kevin and Dustin Welch, Ellis Paul, and the Red Dirt Rangers will join us at Guthrie Green the afternoon of October 20 for an afternoon of concerts. Please refer to our Events page for details on all our approaching programs and details, and check back often since new events are being added each day.
We’re excited about the learning potential that all of these events represent–whether it’s learning how to build a guitar or write a song about your world or simply how to sing and dance like your kids, we know that everyone who attends will walk away inspired. We are thrilled to be part of keeping the spirit of Woody Guthrie alive!