October 15, 2019
Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch to Celebrate Will Rogers’s Birthday
CLAREMORE, Okla. — The Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch will celebrate the 140th anniversary of the November 4, 1879, birth of Oklahoma’s Favorite Son on an Indian Territory ranch with activities on Monday, November 4, and Tuesday, November 5.
On November 4, the Birthplace Ranch in Oologah will host a birthday celebration with an original musical presentation entitled “Will Rogers: Cherokee Kid,” performed by students from Oologah-Talala Public Schools. Kowboy Kal, trick roper and national champion six-gun spinner, will also provide entertainment. In Claremore, the Will Rogers Memorial Museum will offer free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to celebrate Rogers’s birthday. Admission to the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch is always free, but donations are accepted.
Kids Day at the Museum is scheduled for November 5 at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore. Families can enjoy 19th-century games, storytelling and demonstrations by hands-on historians while touring the museum’s galleries, children’s area and state-of-the-art theater.
For more information about these events, please visit willrogers.com or call 918-341-0719. The Will Rogers Memorial Museum is located at 1720 W. Will Rogers Blvd. in Claremore, and the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch is located at 9501 E 380 Road in Oologah.
The Will Rogers Memorial Museum and the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch are divisions of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.