Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival
One event on November 4, 2021 at 12 a.m.
One event on November 5, 2021 at 12 a.m.
One event on November 6, 2021 at 12 a.m.
The Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch will celebrate the 142nd birthday of Oklahoma’s Favorite Son with the Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival Wednesday, November 3, through Saturday, November 6. Many activities are planned to honor the memory of Will Rogers, Cherokee cowboy philosopher, and movie actor. A complete schedule will be posted at www.dogirons.com/program.
Beginning November 3, the Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival will feature up-and-coming filmmakers exhibiting their work at venues throughout Claremore along with lectures, workshops, and receptions. Also included in this festival will be showings of films featuring Will Rogers. The Dog Iron Awards Ceremony will be held on November 6 at the Will Rogers Memorial Theater.
In celebration of Rogers’s birthday—November 4, 1879—the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will be open and free to the public all day on Thursday, November 4. Families are encouraged to visit to learn more about the man who would entertain and inspire a nation. Then drive to Oologah to the Birthplace Ranch, where visitors can see the room where Will Rogers was born on November 4, 1879, in the Cooweescoowee District of the Cherokee Nation.
There are several other events on Saturday, November 6, related to the festival.