January 13, 2023
Contact: Pat Reeder
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, Oklahoma Historical Society
Will Rogers Memorial Museum to Hold Volunteer Training Course
CLAREMORE, Okla. — A six-week training course for docent volunteers at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will start on Tuesday, January 17.
The training will take place every Tuesday from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. The final class will be held on Tuesday, February 24.
After graduating from the course, participants will become a Will Rogers Roper. Ropers welcome visitors, answer questions, help with archiving, and take part in other behind-the-scenes activities.
Registration is required.
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 Memorial Museum is located at 1720 W. Will Rogers Blvd. in Claremore. Call 918-341-0719 for more information.
The Will Rogers Memorial Museum 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.
Editor’s Note: Photos of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum are available upon request.