November 29, 2022
Wild West–Themed Christmas Event Planned at Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah
OOLOGAH, Okla. — Go back in time this holiday season with a Wild West-themed event at Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah on Friday, December 2, and Saturday, December 3, from 5–9 p.m. on both days.
The ranch house will be decorated for a family-friendly Indian Territory Christmas.
Both nights of Will’s Country Christmas will include storytelling, Wild West shootouts, crafts, 19th-century games, carriage rides, hayrides, food trucks, vendors and more. Santa will also be available for pictures. Admission and most activities are free.
Rogers was a Cherokee cowboy philosopher and movie actor who had starred in 50 silent movies and 21 talkies at the time of his death on August 15, 1935, in an Alaska airplane crash.
The Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch is a division 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.