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Woody Guthrie was born to humble beginnings, but he didn’t let that stop him from making a difference.  That’s the lesson that we want patrons to take away from the Woody Guthrie Center.   The goal of the Center is not to focus exclusively on Guthrie himself, but to use him as an example to highlight the potential that we all have.

As former classroom teachers, the Woody Guthrie Center’s Executive Director and the Education and Public Programs Manager are well aware of the challenges  faced by educators. We want to make the resources in the Center available to you and your students through lessons aligned to the CCCS. These lessons can be used as is, adapted, or you can create and send us your own lessons to share with others on our website. If funding for field trips is a difficulty for your school, please contact us for possible resources for transportation funding. If you want to bring your students to the Woody Guthrie Center, we will do all that we can to make that happen. 

If you’d like a preview of the Center in preparation for your students’ field trip, please remember that all teachers who show school ID tour free. We’d like for you to consider expanding your school visit so that your students can spend a day at the Brady Arts District. Feel free to contact us for suggestions.

The Woody Guthrie Center is an educational facility that encourages creativity–we look forward to inspiring your students to use their creativity as a way of demonstrating true learning and understanding of their world.

For more information, contact Becky Hawkes 918-574-2710 or becky@woodyguthriecenter.org


“Watch the kids. Do like they do. Act like they act. Yell like they yell. Dance the ways you see them dance. Sing like they sing. Work and rest the way the kids do.

You’ll be healthier. You’ll feel wealthier. You’ll talk wiser. You’ll go higher, do better, and live longer here amongst us if you’ll just only jump in here and swim around in these songs and do like the kids do.

I don’t want the kids to be grownup. I want to see the grown folks be kids.”  

~Woody Guthrie