Be a Will Rogers Roper

Volunteer at the Will Rogers Memorial Museums


If you possess an eagerness to meet, greet, and chat with people from all over the world, come experience the joy and excitement of being a Will Rogers Roper, a docent volunteer at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch.


As a Roper, you will welcome our visitors, introduce them to the museums, point out places of interest, answer questions about the exhibits and Will Rogers, and give directions for touring and experiencing the museums. The fourteen classes of training will provide you with the information and resources you will need as a Roper volunteer. Continued training and updates will allow you to remain current on new exhibits and events at the Museums. You will have opportunities to contribute your services as guide, greeter, and interpreter and/or work in such areas as collections, horticulture, and special events.


Prospective Ropers should receive or achieve the following:
✪ Intensive training by the staff of the Will Rogers Memorial Museums
✪ Good communication and interpretive skills
✪ Introduction to the collection and its historical significance
✪ Reading lists and resources
✪ Opportunities to shadow experienced Ropers
✪ Supervision as the new Roper conducts a tour
✪ Continued training and seminars to remain up to date with exhibits
and programs
✪ Ability to record service time in an accurate and efficient manner

Ropers may also work in the following areas:
✪ Archives
✪ Tours
✪ Collections
✪ Garden
✪ Birthplace Ranch


To become a Roper, you will be required to:
✪ serve as a docent for at least two 5-hour shifts per month;
✪ read and research the life and legacy of Will Rogers and the collections and history of the museums;
✪ undergo a background check


If you are interested in volunteering at the Memorial Museum and/or the Birthplace Ranch, you may fill in the online form below:


Harriet Kuykendall
Volunteer Coordinator

Will Rogers Memorial Museums
1720 West Will Rogers Blvd.
Claremore, OK 74017



or leave it at the Admission's Desk.. Museum open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Our next Roper Class will be starting January 21st.   The class will meet every

Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon for 6 weeks.

Call Us: 1-918-341-0719   /   email - 


Memorial Museum - 1720 W. Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore, OK 74017

Birthplace Ranch - 9501 E. 380 Rd, Oologah, OK 74053


Hours: 10am - 5pm Daily (March 1-November 10)

Seasonal Hours (November 11 - February 28): 10am - 5pm - closed Monday, Tuesday, Thanksgiving and Christmas

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