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February 25, 2020

Contact: Pat Reeder
Will Rogers Memorial Museums, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 918-343-8129

Spring Break Fun at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

CLAREMORE, Okla. — Five afternoons of fun, games and learning about Will Rogers are in store for children ages 17 and younger during Spring Break, March 16–20. Activities are planned from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch near Oologah on Tuesday and Thursday.

On Monday at the museum, kids will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see demonstrations of 19th-century crafts. Visitors to the ranch on Tuesday will get a behind-the-scenes tour and participate in kid tractor pulling. Back at the museum on Wednesday it will be Aviation Day, with an air evacuation helicopter landing on the grounds. Thursday at the ranch will include stick pony races and polo on foot with junior mallets. The week will end on Friday with a focus on movies and movie posters. Sunshine Smith, Will Rogers Film Festival Dog Iron award winner, will be on-site to demonstrate the making of a film.

The Spring Break activities at Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch are free, thanks to a donation from Win and Kay Ingersoll. Advance registration is not required. For more information about this event, please call 918-341-0719 or visit willrogers.com. 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.


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