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Special Events Planned at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch

By: Kathy Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2022

Spring kicks off a whole new list of activities and entertainment at the Will Rogers Museum and Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch. There are monthly events such as Family Days, Learning Lectures, Will’s Cowboy Trader Days, and Movie Nights. Moreover, this year’s plans for their MAIN EVENTS include an April 20,000 egg Easter Egg Hunt, Will’s Wild West Kids Camp in June, in July kids will love staying overnight in the Memorial Museum at Overnight at the Chuckwagon, the spectacular Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-in comes in August, Halloween Night, Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival and movie-making Dog-Iron Awards dominate November, and Will’s Country Christmas and Santa Pictures round out the holiday season.

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Special Events Planned at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Rogers County | Issue: April 2022

Spring kicks off a whole new list of activities and entertainment at the Will Rogers Museum and Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch. There are monthly events such as Family Days, Learning Lectures, Will’s Cowboy Trader Days, and Movie Nights. Moreover, this year’s plans for their MAIN EVENTS include an April 20,000 egg Easter Egg Hunt, Will’s Wild West Kids Camp in June, in July kids will love staying overnight in the Memorial Museum at Overnight at the Chuckwagon, the spectacular Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-in comes in August, Halloween Night, Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival and movie-making Dog-Iron Awards dominate November, and Will’s Country Christmas and Santa Pictures round out the holiday season.

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Will Rogers Memorial Museum is the Largest Memorabilia Collection of Oklahoma’s Favorite Son

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2022

Movie star. Radio personality. Newspaper columnist. Oklahoman. Of all the destinations in Claremore, few have more history than that which honors the life of Oklahoma’s most famous son: the Will Rogers Memorial. More than 19,000-square feet in size, the museum houses artifacts, memorabilia, pictures, manuscripts, and more pertaining to Rogers’ life, with a theater to show Rogers movies and documentaries.

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Will Rogers Memorial Museum is the Largest Memorabilia Collection of Oklahoma’s Favorite Son

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2022

Movie star. Radio personality. Newspaper columnist. Oklahoman. Of all the destinations in Claremore, few have more history than that which honors the life of Oklahoma’s most famous son: the Will Rogers Memorial. More than 19,000-square feet in size, the museum houses artifacts, memorabilia, pictures, manuscripts, and more pertaining to Rogers’ life, with a theater to show Rogers movies and documentaries.

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Will Rogers Memorial Museum is the Largest Memorabilia Collection of Oklahoma’s Favorite Son

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

Movie star. Radio personality. Newspaper columnist. Oklahoman. Of all the destinations in Claremore, few have more history than that which honors the life of Oklahoma’s most famous son: the Will Rogers Memorial. More than 19,000-square feet in size, the museum houses artifacts, memorabilia, pictures, manuscripts, and more pertaining to Rogers’ life, with a theater to show Rogers movies and documentaries.

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Will Rogers Memorial

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

“Life Begins at Forty” was released April 4, 1935, four months before Will Rogers’ death. Three New York newspaper critics gave him good marks. His hometown critics can have their say after a New Year’s Eve showing and party following on Dec. 31 in the Will Rogers Memorial Museum Theatre.

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‘Tis the Season for Will’s Country Christmas

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: November 2021

Christmas, more than any other time of the year, is a season for homecomings and a time for family traditions. As the Yuletide season approaches, so do holiday traditions and the opportunity for generations young and old to make memories. A seasonal tradition and Rogers County favorite will be returning to Oologah again this year, with the chance to experience the Christmas season as it was during the time of Will Rogers at the Will’s Country Christmas celebration.

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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! The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore is host to many unique activities for young and old alike.

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 ValueNews.com.

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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 ValueNews.com.

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