The BOOM days: Prosperity and Pain in Each Barrel of Crude

This exhibit is a glimpse into the life of the oil field worker during the early days of the oil boom in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Pennsylvania. The BOOM Days explores the hard work of roughnecks, tankies, pipe-liners and shooters of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The exhibit includes everything from photographs and maps to a sledgehammer, a model of an oil derrick, a board game where players try to beat the odds and gather the most oil, and items from the famous International Petroleum Exhibition that took place in Tulsa, inspiring the permanent installation of Tulsa's very own Golden Driller statue.

Friday, August 18, 2017 at 8:00am to 5:00pm

McFarlin Library, 5th floor
2933 East 6th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104-9700

Event Type

Art Exhibit


General Public, Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Parents, University School Families


McFarlin Library


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Free and Open to the Public

Contact Name

Melissa Kunz

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