This small arts organization, a 501.c.3 since 1997, has the mission to tell the story of Woody Guthrie, who began his musical journey from Pampa in 1937, eventually reminding everyone that "This Land Is Your Land," too.
We own the old Harris Drug Store in downtown Pampa Texas, where Guthrie worked as a teen, and where he found his first guitar. This former drug store is now officially the "Woody Guthrie Folk Music Center of Pampa Texas," under a special license agreement with the Woody Guthrie Foundation.
We sponsor an annual "Tribute to Woody Guthrie" on or near October 3, the anniversary of his death in 1967 of Huntington's Disease. In recent years, featured artists have included Pete Seeger, Jimmy Collier, the Vanaver Caravan, K.C. Mathey, and The Wanderers. Jam sessions are held on the First Friday evening of each month. The Center is open for visitors Thursday-Saturday afternoons. Free admission.