Will Rogers Memorial Museum
1720 West Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore, OK 74017 - United States
Galleries and a children’s museum dedicated to Will Rogers, trick roper, stage and big screen performer, radio commentator, syndicated newspaper columnist author and philosopher. Movie Nights, a tribute to Will Rogers first movie in 1918, are the last Friday of each month through October with music and games on the patio as part of the "Shindig" event, free admission and refreshments. Cherokee Kid, an exhibit created in cooperation with Cherokee Nation History Center, on temporary display. Site of burial on grounds, given to the state of Oklahoma at the time of his death in 1935, for the purpose of a museum in his honor.
Movie posters from Will's movies, most donated by Gordon Kuntz, a former Tulsan (OK) and now a Minnesota businessman, are on display outside the Theatre, which was renovated this year with not only new seating, but electronic equipment which allows visitors to select their favorite movie during regular Museum hours. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 1 through Nov. 11. Closed Monday and Tuesday through Sunday Nov. 12 through end of February. Special tours can be arranged and historical guide available.
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