Artifact(s) of the Month
This month's artifacts of the month once belonged to Elizabeth Sapulpa (daughter-in-law of Chief Sapulpa; and who built the Rock Creek Church). In her restaurant, Indian Cafe at 103 S Main, the majestic stove where she cooked, and the dishes she used in the establishment can be seen in the images above.
*It took the museum a while to find information on these items. We knew where the artifacts came from, however, we do not beyond this; we didn't know when or where the restaurant was located, how many years the Indian Cafe ran, nor when it first established. The newspaper did not mention the restaurant, Elizabeth Sapulpa's obituary did not mention her business(es), nor did the City Directories list the Cafe as a "restaurant". In the 1916 City Directory, however, listed under Elizabeth Sapulpa it says she owns the Indian Cafe at 103 S Main. This was the first and only information we had found regarding the restaurant.
Sapulpa Historical Society has new blog series to be posted every Friday.
The new blog series, "Then and Now," has 4 segments to teach Creek County history.
First Friday's segment: 'Sapulpa Showcase' shares an artifact-of-the-month in the museum.
Second Friday's segment: 'Historical Highlight' tells a little tidbit about the town's history.
Third Friday's segment: 'Society Sights' shows a then-and-now image of a local business.
Fourth Friday's segment: 'Museum Moments' features life in the museum world.
Catch Sapulpa’s new blog series “Then and Now” every Friday right here !