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Since 2020, the Center has developed a reputation for fearless, uncompromised reporting and exhibitions that focus on the hidden, neglected and misunderstood history of Tulsa. Our goal is to create a community platform both in-person and online to tell stories that matter. We want to give a home, and an audience, to the content that might not fit a conventional model. 

SO, WHAT EXACTLY DOES CFPS DO?

Founded in 2008 by “History Recovery Specialist” Lee Roy Chapman, The Center for Public Secrets is a collection of research, journalism, and artifacts that explore the sub-popular culture of Oklahoma. Following Lee Roy's death in 2015, a group of friends and family, formed the non-profit organization that exists today. The Center officially opened at 573 S Peoria Ave. in Tulsa in 2020.

WHO IS INVOLVED AND HOW DID IT GET STARTED?

If you have a story you would like to submit, head over to the Contribute page to access the submissions form. We also have a Patreon page where Supporters get early access to stories, event registration, and more. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization, so all donations on our Donate page are tax-deductible. Lastly, we are always in need of volunteers for events and special projects. If you are interested in joining our team as a volunteer, send an email to info@centerforpublicsecrets.org