“Thlikachka.” No need to say “bless you.” Actually, the word “Thlikachka” is the way you pronounce Broken Arrow in the Native American Creek language.
If you find this bit of Broken Arrow history fascinating, you may also be surprised to learn that a large piece, literally, of Broken Arrow history stands within the walls of the BA Museum in the form of an original 150-year-old log cabin. Learn more about BA’s history during a virtual tour from the BA Museum at 1 p.m. on April 22.
An eye opening and amazing view of the past, the cabin in the museum was built by Napoleon Bonaparte Childers in 1861. The name Childers is familiar to all in the Broken Arrow and Tulsa area. Napoleon was Ernest Childers’ grandfather, and the cabin was inhabited for nearly a century. During the presentation, you will see the workmanship of the hand-hewn oak logs that have endured for more than 150 years. Fully furnished, the full-sized cabin tells many stories of the lifestyles and ways of doing things before electricity.
The BA Museum is a Broken Arrow gem on Main Street in the historic downtown area. Located near the site of the original train depot, the museum’s mission is to be a place where the community comes together to explore Broken Arrow’s past, appreciate its present and imagine its future.
To take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the history of the dynamic, growing city of Broken Arrow, contact Member Services Coordinator Ami Bucher for Zoom connection information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-259-8377.