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An Annual Tribute to Will Rogers

By: Debra West | Category: Rogers County | Issue: October 2019

The annual Will Rogers tribute hosted by the Indian Women's Pocahontas Club begins with the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum on November 2 at 10 a.m. followed by music performances from Jana Jae and Becky Hobbs and a Haute Hat Contest in remembrance of Will's wife, Betty. This event celebrates 120 years of the Indian Women's Pocahontas Club and honors the legacy of Oklahoma's Favorite Son, Will Rogers. Find more details about the event in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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A Legacy of Preservation

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Rogers County | Issue: May 2019

The Indian Women's Pocahontas Club is hosting their 13th annual Old-Fashioned Picnic on May 18, 2019 at the Will Rogers birthplace ranch in Oologah, Oklahoma. This event is about embracing the history and traditions of the Cherokee people and celebrating the community between friends and neighbors. The event is open to the public and is free to enter; however, a $10 or more donation is suggested. Guests to the event will find music and entertainment, traditional Cherokee games, hog fry, trout pond, vendors and much more. Find all of the details in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Wild Onion Feast Celebrates the Rites of Spring

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2019

In Cherokee Indian culture, the harvesting of wild onions signifies the rites of spring. The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club is hosting a Wild Onion Feast March 23 at the First United Methodist Church in Claremore from noon until 2 p.m. For only $25, you can join this 120-year-old tradition featuring a variety of Native American customs and foods. Ollie Starr explained how this event brings friends and families together for fellowship along with the opportunity to celebrate their heritage. Learn more about the Wild Onion Feast in the March 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine at ValueNews.com.

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A Tribute to Will Rogers

By: Debra West | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2018

The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club will host their annual tribute to Will Rogers, Saturday at 10:00 a.m. November 3, 2018. The Wreath Laying Ceremony by the Pocahontas Club will begin at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in the Rotunda. The ceremony begins with the club members, dressed in their Cherokee tear dresses and shawls around the bronze statue of Will Rogers.

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Relive the Past & Inspire the Future

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Rogers County | Issue: October 2017

The purpose of each activity is clear: “…to promote and preserve our Cherokee history and culture and to focus on higher education for Cherokee students,” explains Ollie Starr, IWPC Event Coordinator. Annual events include, among others: the Old Fashioned Picnic each May at Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah; an annual Tea and Wild Onion Feast as well as weekly art classes offered at the Boys and Girls Club of Chelsea.

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Old Fashion Picnic May 21

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2016

Founded in 1899, the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club is continuing one of their most cherished traditions. The group was originally formed as a club focused on creating social activities for local females to get together while they were on summer break from seminary. Men and women both were invited to these gatherings, and Will Rogers was even a member of the club.

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Ranchers, Ropers and Wranglers

By: Debra West | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2015

Calling all ranchers, ropers and wranglers! It’s “Hats Off to Will,” Will Rogers’s birthday celebration. The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club will host their annual “Will Roger’s Day” luncheon and silent auction Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 1 p.m.

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Old Fashion Picnic

By: Debra West | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2015

The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club’s distinguished Honorary Members, and the Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Chief Bill John Baker, are honored to host guests at the c…

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Hats Off to Will

By: Debra West | Category: Other | Issue: November 2013

The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club and the Will Rogers Memorial Museum kick off the 75th year of ­celebrating Will’s birthday, together, during Will Rogers Days this November.

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Honoring Legacy by Continuing Tradition

By: Susan Erler | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2013

Many traditions come and go these days. In fact, traditions seem to last only a short time before they fall to the wayside due to lack of interest or lack of support.

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Pocahontas Club Wins Congressional Award

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2009

November is National Native American Month, and this particular November promises to be a particularly busy one for the Pocahontas Club.

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