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Lucille Ellingwood Morrow's Granddaughter Plans Living History Museum
Former Collinsville/Owasso resident Dr. Kathleen Morrow is in the process of organizing the "Morrow Home Place and Museum". The organization's intent is to "preserve a typical country home and the family's activities during the early part of the 20th century." Kathleen's grandmother Lucille Ellingwood Morrow lived in the farmhouse, taught in Collinsville schools, and wrote a weekly newspaper column. Those columns titled "Just Thought of A Plain Country Woman" chronicled life on the farm and appeared in "The Collinsville News"(1937-1970) and "Tulsa World" (1942-1965). The planned museum/farm will be near Collinsville's Herald Elementary and an Owasso elementary projected to be build by 2008 to be named for Mrs. Morrow.

The museum will focus on educational events and activities for children and will be a "living history" museum where the children will be encouraged to experience a "typical" day's activities of a farm child during the decades of the 30's, 40's, 50's or 60's depending on the studies of the particular grade level.

While Kathleen has the wealth of information left by her grandmother's columns and some diaries for her own family's experiences, she is hoping to expand on that to gather information and also honor other pioneer families in this area.

Dr. Morrow resides in Texas now and is commuting to Collinsville monthly to get the project formalized. She has a local steering committee to help get an organization in place to carry forth the endeavor.

For more information or to volunteer please contact

Lucille Ellingwood Morrow with an unidentified student from a 4-H group photo from the 1950s.
Lucille Ellingwood moved here in 1907 where her father was a partner in the Brown-Ellingwood Ranch (or Lazy E Ranch) which is now known as the Cooper Ranch west of Collinsville. She married Fagan Morrow after teaching in Collinsville for 5 years. After her marriage she spent 29 years "as just a farm wife" on the 400-acre "Henry Rogers" Ranch. After her husband's death in 1946 she returned to teaching for 12 more years.
This 1912 run-away was likely a horse & buggy.