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Field Trips

Inspire your students with the story of Will Rogers. Our museum offers free and low cost field trip options.

 

Basic FREE Field Trip
  • Students will experience a short presentation by our Will Roger’s Interpreter in our threatre

  • Classes of 10 or more students are FREE

  • Teachers, bus drivers and teacher's aides are FREE

  • Chaperones are $4

  • We have a scavenger hunt for your students to help them learn a little more about Will Rogers and keep them engaged as they tour the museum. Download a copy of the scavenger hunt to print and bring with you! Or we can provide copies for you.

  • You can bring a lunch for your class and eat on the back porch overlooking Claremore

  • We have a kids area with toys, games and interactive activities

  • Our gift shop is a great spot for souvenirs

  • Plenty of parking for buses

 

Upgraded Field Trip

Make your class’s experience even more memorable. For $1 per student, per activity, you can add hands-on games and activities. (10 student minimum)

K-5th Grade Activities to choose from:

  • Learn your FIRST ROPE TRICK! 

  • Brand Making 

  • 19th Century Games - Sack races, Game of Graces, Hopscotch

Additional options for groups under 20 

  • Rope Making

  • Candle Dipping

  • Corn Grinding

  • Butter Churning

  • Clothes Washing

6th-12th Grade Activities to choose from:

  • Inspired Artist—Charles Banks Wilson

When young artist Charles Banks Wilson met his hero Will Rogers, this chance meeting would change his life forever. Wilson sketched Will Rogers used this sketch as inspiration for a painting he made at age 15. This painting currently sits in the Smithsonian Museum and was his first of many paintings throughout his career that featured Will Rogers. Learn, sketch, and "draw" inspiration from this true story of how Will Rogers inspired artist Charles Banks Wilson. 

  • Music and Dance of the Jazz Age

Jazz music is as totally American as baseball, apple pie... and Will Rogers. We will introduce students to several popular songs from the jazz age (during Will's life), then demonstrate and teach some basic dance steps. 

  • Origins of Moviemaking—Silent Films

Will Rogers made 50 silent films (or "pictures" as movies were called then), including "The Headless Horseman". We have one of the original scripts from this 1922 classic. Students will learn about silent films, watch a clip from the movie, then act out the scene...SILENTLY

  • Physics of Roping

This new engaging STEAM Program gives students the opportunity to learn about the science behind the skill that made Will Rogers famous. Using the scientific method, kids will learn the many variables that go into a good rope trick. This activity is highly engaging, fun, as well as educational.

Feel free to email us for more details!

If your class cannot visit the Memorial Museum, we can come to you! Check out our Will Rogers in the Classroom offerings.

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