J.M. Davis Arms Museum in Claremore expands its Cherokee Nation exhibit

The J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma, recently added an expanded Cherokee Nation exhibit. The museum documented the opening of the exhibit Friday: The Tulsa World had more details about the exhibit, via Cherokee Nation District 14 Councilman Keith Austin: Austin said the display tells the story of the Cooweescoowee District of … Continue reading J.M. Davis Arms Museum in Claremore expands its Cherokee Nation exhibit

Enhanced Tour added to Will Rogers Memorial in Claremore

The Will Rogers Memorial in Claremore, Oklahoma, recently added a multimedia Enhanced Tour as part of its offerings that pay tribute to the famed humorist, actor and writer. The Tulsa World newspaper reported how local history buff Brandi Glasscock took in the tour: Glasscock and her family got to hear the voice of Michael Wallis, … Continue reading Enhanced Tour added to Will Rogers Memorial in Claremore

Will Rogers Memorial Museum merged into Oklahoma Historical Society

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin this week signed her first bill of the 2016 state legislative session, which was to transfer the Will Rogers Memorial Commission into the Oklahoma Historical Society. It was a move that was sought for years and supported by both organizations. Tad Jones, director of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma, explained a few … Continue reading Will Rogers Memorial Museum merged into Oklahoma Historical Society

Will Rogers-Route 66 short film is out

Kirkpatrick & Kinslow Productions said it would have its short film promoting Will Rogers' link to Route 66 out in August to help boost the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma. The Tulsa-area based production company finished the project early: Will Rogers-Route 66 Adventure from Kirkpatrick&Kinslow Productions on Vimeo. The Will Rogers-Route 66 Experience … Continue reading Will Rogers-Route 66 short film is out

Teaser film out about Will Rogers, Route 66

A few weeks ago, the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma, announced it was working with Kirkpatrick & Kinslow Productions in nearby Tulsa to produce a three-minute film about the link between Oklahoma movie star and humorist Will Rogers and Route 66. “Route 66: The Mother Road” author Michael Wallis and Jennifer Rogers-Etcheverry, great-granddaughter of … Continue reading Teaser film out about Will Rogers, Route 66

Short film coming about Will Rogers, Route 66

In recent days, a film crew has been working with "Route 66: The Mother Road" author Michael Wallis and Jennifer Rogers-Etcheverry, great-granddaughter of Oklahoma humorist Will Rogers, at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma, and other locations for a project. Russ Kirkpatrick of Kirkpatrick & Kinslow Productions in nearby Tulsa told me in an email what … Continue reading Short film coming about Will Rogers, Route 66

Will Rogers Museum will promote Route 66 in 2015

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma, will include the promotion of Route 66, aka the Will Rogers Memorial Highway, during a series of changes for the upcoming year, according to a news release published in the Tulsa World. The museums, which also includes the Rogers' Birthplace Ranch in Oologah, Oklahoma, also are planning: … Continue reading Will Rogers Museum will promote Route 66 in 2015

Will Rogers Memorial Museum marks 75th anniversary

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Okla., is marking its 75th year this week. Rogers remains probably the most famous Oklahoman, despite nearly eight decades passing after his death in an Alaska plane crash. The "Diamond Jubilee" event is set from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the museum with performances by the Tulsa … Continue reading Will Rogers Memorial Museum marks 75th anniversary