Value News Articles - Will Rogers Memorial Museum

Birthday Bash

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2018

Will Rogers Birthday Bash Nov. 1-4 continues the year of events that have paid tribute to his movie career and his Nov. 4, 1879 birth on an Indian Territory Ranch. The focus will continue to create a movie atmosphere in Claremore with memories of individual favorite movies, according to Tad Jones, Will Rogers Memorial Museum executive director.

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A New Dimension For Visitors

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Education | Issue: June 2018

You are about to enter into a new dimension. An “Enhanced Tour” of Will Rogers Memorial Museums brings a new level of reality or information to visiting the Claremore Memorial and Oologah Birthplace Ranch.

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Christmas is Coming

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Rogers County | Issue: November 2017

Christmas, as it might have been celebrated at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Will’s childhood, will be recreated in the third annual Will’s Country Christmas.

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Halloween is Spooktacular

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Rogers County | Issue: October 2017

A Night at the Museum Returns for Halloween!

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Will Rogers Birthday Bash

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Rogers County | Issue: October 2017

The Claremore Museum of History and Gazebo Park will set the scene for the Will Rogers’ Birthday Bash at the end of the Nov. 4 parade through Claremore down Will Rogers Blvd.

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Will & Wiley: Flying into Oologah

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

Will Rogers & Wiley Post Fly-In Saturday, August 12, 2017 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Gates open at 7:30 a.m.) Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch 9501 E. 380 Rd., Oologah, OK

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Will Rogers Days Plans Expansion

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2016

Will Rogers Memorial Museum opened Nov. 4, 1938, three years after the death of the man who still remains Oklahoma’s most recognizable native.

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Flying Into New Traditions with Hometown Heroes

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2016

It’s been 81 years since Will Rogers and Wiley Post died in an Alaska plane crash. News of the crash on Aug. 15, 1935 remains a historic tragedy felt worldwide, but no place more stunned than Oologah, the town where Will was born of and the home place where he lived as a boy.

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Museum Spring Break On Tap March 14-18

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2016

Spring Break 2016 activities will be at both the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch this year March 14-18. Exciting events are being planned for Monday through Friday, said Bart Taylor, Museum assistant curator for education.

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Volunteering for Will

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2016

A new class of Will Rogers Ropers, volunteers at Will Rogers Memorial Museums, officially ended their training and received their badges of honor and red bandana neckerchiefs in early December. It was just in time for two days of volunteering for Will’s Country Christmas, a first-ever holiday event at Will’s Birthplace Ranch.

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Will’s Country Christmas

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2015

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch near Oologah will come alive with Christmas holiday lore and activities on Friday and Saturday, December 11 and 12. “Will’s Country Christmas” hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Paintings of An American Legend

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2015

The original Mike Wimmer oil paintings from Governor Frank Keating’s book “Will Rogers: An American Legend” have been relocated to the entry gallery of Will Rogers Memorial Museum. Call it serendipity or a home run.

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Become a Roper

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2015

Volunteers are an active part of the mission of Will Rogers Memorial Museums’ daily operations and programs. A training program for a new class of Will Rogers Ropers, the name chosen for volunteers who wear a bandana kerchief, will begin September 3. Classes will meet each Thursday through November 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The graduation celebration will be November 19.

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Kids Relive History at Frontier Days Kid Camp

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2015

Kids can experience life in the 1880s, when Will Rogers was growing up on an Indian Territory family ranch, this summer.

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Claremore School Greenhouse Growing Green

By: Value News | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: June 2015

A Claremore school greenhouse, that stood unused two or three years, is now getting a good workout.

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Back to His Roots with Will

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2015

Beau Jennings has a history in Rogers County, but spread his wings to New York, where he was all set to make a new album about his Brooklyn experiences.His plans took a …

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Santa Claus is Coming to Will Rogers Memorial Museum

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2014

Santa Claus will visit the Will Rogers Memorial Museum three Saturdays in December when admission will be free to all.

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Former Lawmaker To Lead Will Rogers Memorial Museums

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2014

Tad Jones, former Rogers County legislator, will take the reins as Will Rogers Memorial Museums director, replacing retiring Steve Gragert.

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Ropers Share Will’s Passion for Flying

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2013

Joe Bacon, Martha Swartz and Tom Egbert are new-found friends with a common bond. They are fans of Will Rogers; all are Will Rogers Memorial Museum Ropers (docents). And they love flying.

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Will You Run?

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2013

It’s time to lace up the running shoes for the 4th annual Will Rogers Memorial Race, which will take runners through the scenic Rogers State University Nature Reserve.…

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Celebrate Oklahoma’s Favorite Son

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2012

Four days of activities are planned November 1-4, to celebrate the 133rd birthday of Will Rogers, acclaimed Oklahoma’s Favorite Son, a prolific writer, top movie and s…

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Welcome to Our World

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2012

A new class of Ropers (docent volunteers) at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will begin training Thursday, September 6.

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Plane Fun

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2012

Will Rogers was an actor, writer, trick roper and rancher. At the time of his death, he was all these and undoubtedly the world’s most avid aviation ­booster.

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Love Will Rogers? Become a Roper

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2012

Visitors come from all over the world to Will Rogers Memorial Museum.

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Saddle Up for Fun

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2011

Will Rogers Memorial Museum opened November 4, 1938 in what is still considered one of the biggest events in Claremore’s history.

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Missing Annual Fly-In Will Not Fly

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2011

Will Rogers and Wiley Post are two legendary Oklahomans who helped pioneer the field of ­aviation.

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Letters From the Heart

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Special Interest | Issue: July 2011

“Letters From the Heart: Betty and Will Rogers” brings to life for the first time the delightful early 1900s courtship correspondence of Will Rogers and his wife Bet…

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Recruiting Ropers

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Special Interest | Issue: July 2011

Spend a few hours a month with the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and at the same time share the life, wisdom and humor of Will Rogers.A new class of…

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Fly-In to Honor Will Rogers and Wiley Post

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2010

Will Rogers and Wiley Post are two legendary Oklahomans who helped pioneer the field of aviation.

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Friends of Will Rogers Docent Program

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2008

Friends of Will Rogers will soon be taking on a new meaning.

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Will Rogers Days

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2007

Organized by the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Will Rogers Days is set for November 2 through 4. The annual celebration marks the birth of the famous Oklahoman.

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