Will Rogers Memorial Museums Events

Planned events for 2015

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March 16-20 • Will Rogers' Spring Break for Kids

Monday through Friday, March 16-20
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, Claremore

MONDAY
Yard Games
• Bean Bag Toss; Washers; Sack Racing; Horse Shoes. Horse Shoes contest starting at 2:00 p.m.

TUESDAY
Yard Games
All Day Movies in the Will Rogers Theatre

WEDNESDAY
Yard Games
Make Your Own Exhibit
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• Make your own hands on exhibit. Poster boards, crayons, markers, glitter, glue, and all the supplies and pics for kids to choose from will be provided. Once finished they will be hung in the Children's Museum or the kids may take them home.

THURSDAY
Yard Games
Behind the scene tours of the museum

Face Painting from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Children's Museum

FRIDAY
Yard Games
Paper Airplane Contest
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• Design contest & Farthest flight contest. 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Children's Museum
Food Truck Friday - 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Andy Hogan,Will Rogers' Interpreter and Museum historical guide, will be at the museum from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and Ivan Pace, Clem Rogers' Interpreter, will be at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

March through September • Food Truck Fridays

March 20 through September 25, Every Friday
Food Truck Fridays • 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, Claremore

Relax and listen to our favorite Will Rogers interpreter, Andy Hogan give insight about Will that only he can give.  While the food is settling you’ll want to watch Andy closely as you might just see ole’ Will in those eyes. Andy will be here giving two Will Rogers programs at 11am and 1pm and trust us it can’t be missed.

March 20th - Doghouse of Tulsa: Serves gourmet hotdogs
March 27th - Meltdown Truck:  Serves gourmet grilled cheese everything, burgers, sandwiches, etc
April 3rd - Smokin’ Howards BBQ:  Serves BBQ sandwiches, BBQ items.
April 10th - Mangianos Italian Food:  Serves pasta, pizza, calzones, and Italian food on the go
April 17th - Mr. Nice Guys Tacos:  Carne, Steak, Chicken tacos made fresh to order
April 24th - Meltdown Truck:  Serves gourmet grilled cheese everything, burgers, sandwiches, etc
May 1st - Mr. Nice Guys Tacos:  Carne, Steak, Chicken tacos made fresh to order
May 8th - Mangianos Italian Food:  Serves pasta, pizza, calzones, and Italian food on the go

check back for updated list

April 4 • Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 4, 11:30 a.m.
Easter Egg Hunt

Will Rogers Memorial Museum, Claremore
Sponsored by the Claremore Optimist Club, eggs will be hidden and hunted on the rolling hills surrounding the Will Rogers Memorial

April 11 • 7th Annual Will Rogers Memorial Race

Saturday, April 11, 7:00 a.m. Register / 8:30 a.m. 5K
7th Annual Will Rogers Memorial Race

Will Rogers Memorial Museum, Claremore
5K sanctioned run and 1K fun run through the Rogers State University campus and reserve, in cooperation with Cherokee Nation Wings Program

May 3 • Mid-afternoon Frolic Talent Show

Sunday, May 3, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Mid-afternoon Frolic Talent Show

Will Rogers Memorial Museum Theatre, Claremore
Mid-afternoon Frolic Talent Show, second edition.   
Open to the public.

May 16 • Will on the Hill Music Festival

Saturday, May 16, 2:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Will on the Hill Music Festival

Will Rogers Memorial Museum, Claremore
Beau Jennings headlines playing his new album/project “The Verdigris: in Search of Will Rogers” with other guest performers on the grounds of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum

June 13-15 • Frontier Days Kids Camp

June 13-15, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Frontier Days Kids Camp

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, Oologah

Fun. Learning. Games.
Learn what life was like in the 1900s on a working Ranch.
Check back for details

August 15 • Will Rogers & Wiley Post Annual Fly-In

Saturday, August 15, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Will Rogers & Wiley Post Annual Fly-In

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, Oologah
Saturday to coincide with anniversary of Will and Wiley’s death in Alaska plane crash on August 15, 1935
Planes land on 2,000-foot grass strip at Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

September 17 • Special Needs Event

Thursday, September 17, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Special Needs Event

Will Rogers Memorial Museum, Claremore
Event will cater to needs of students with disabilities

October 31 • Halloween Night at the Museum

Saturday, October 31, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Halloween Night at the Museum

Will Rogers Memorial Museum, Claremore
Food, Fun, and costumes
“Headless Horseman,” starring Will Rogers playing in theatre

November 4-7 • Will Rogers Days

November 4-7
Will Rogers Days

Will Rogers Memorial Museum/Birthplace Ranch
Annual weeklong list of events for everyone

December 5-12-19 • Santa Claus Photos

Saturdays, December 5; 12; 19; 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Santa Claus Photos

Will Rogers Memorial Museum, Claremore
Santa (Neil Thielen) will be at available for photos, families admitted free to take family photos with Mr. Claus

December 31 • New Years Eve Party

Thursday, December 31, TBA
New Years Eve Party

Will Rogers Memorial Museum, Claremore
Count down to 2016 with Will Rogers Memorial Museum staff and Will Rogers Ropers (docents) 
Event open to the public

Helpful Information

  • Museum Hours | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday through Saturday
    (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)
  • Main Number | 918.341.0719
    Toll-Free | 800.324.9455
    Tours | 918.343.8113
    Facility Rental | 918.343.8113
    Research | 918.343.8124
    Birthplace Ranch | 918.275.4201
  • Will Rogers Memorial Museum
    1720 West Will Rogers Blvd.
    Claremore, OK 74017
  • Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch
    9501 East 380 Road
    Oologah, OK 74053

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