Value News Articles - Will Rogers Memorial Museum

Wild West Kids Camp Reservations Due

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Rogers County | Issue: May 2021

Will’s Wild West Kids Camp will take on a new format this year with three days of activities at the Will Rogers Memorial June 21-23. Hands-on projects will help children, ages 5-12, how to relate life on the western frontier in the time of Will Rogers, born in 1879.

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Fun for the Entire Family!

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: April 2021

Spring has sprung at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and events this year are more fun than ever! Event dates are planned to include a “Barter Bash” for kids to trade toys, “Family Days” where you can participate in live demonstrations, “Shindig” with live music, and “Movie Night” in their newly renovated Will Rogers Theatre. There is more to do, see and participate in than ever before with more events on the horizon.

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Will’s Country Christmas Returns for 2020

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: November 2020

This December, the ghost of Christmas past will be paying a visit to Oologah for the annual Will’s Country Christmas celebration. Named in honor of Oklahoma’s favorite son, Will’s Country Christmas is an annual holiday celebration which harkens back to simpler times, giving the young and the young at heart alike the chance to see how the Rogers family might have celebrated the festive Christmas season.

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Soaring High Over Oologah

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2020

Despite the cancellation of so many 2020 events, festivals, and social get-togethers due to the coronavirus, northeastern Oklahoma aviation aficionados can still make plans to look to the skies for the return of the Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-in and National Day of Remembrance. Slated for Saturday, August 15 in Oologah, Oklahoma, the annual fly-in and day of remembrance event will see swarms of planes returning to the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch for a not-to-be-missed day of free family-friendly fun and entertainment.

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Lights! Cameras! Action!

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Rogers County | Issue: October 2019

Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival will be coming to Claremore October 30 through November 2, with categories including College Shorts, Made in Oklahoma, American Indian/First Nation/Indigenous, Documentary, Narrative, Comedy and Children’s. There will be lots of activities throughout the Festival including a Kick-Off event, lectures, after parties, lots of movies to watch at different venues around Claremore and the Dog Irons Award Ceremony on November 2nd at the Will Rogers Auditorium on the Rogers State University campus. Read more details about the event in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at

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Museum Names Activities, Education Manager

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Education | Issue: September 2019

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum has announced Stephanie Hunter as the new activities and education manager. Stephanie has been part of the museum staff since 2015 and has immersed herself in not only Will Rogers’ lore but also traditions of the times of his birth and childhood on an Indian Territory ranch. Stephanie and her team of “Hands-on Historians” will plan and host events such as the recent Will Rogers & Wiley Post Fly-In as well as teach demonstrations at the museum, such as old-fashioned butter churning, candle making, weaving, and more. Learn more in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at

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