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OLA 2014

A Visit with Will Rogers, Oklahoma's Favorite Son
Monday, March 31, 2014
Oklahoma Library Association

Date: Monday, March 31
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Tribal Libraries Committee (TLC)

A guided tour of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore and Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oolagah will be the main attraction of this exciting pre-conference offering. Transportation, a guide, and lunch will be provided through Cherokee Nation Tourism.

Will Roges Memorial MuseumWill Rogers Memorial Museum is a magnificent museum of native limestone overlooking the city of Claremore and honoring famed humorist and philosopher Will Rogers (1879-1935). Learn about his life, wisdom and humor while exploring the memorabilia at the museum including his saddles and art.  Listen to radio replays or watch one of his 71 motion pictures.

Will Rogers BirthplaceWill Rogers, born November 4, 1879, was the son of a Cherokee senator, judge, and cattleman.  Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch is a living history ranch.  Step into the two-story log walled house built in 1875 and view the authentically conserved birthplace of Will Rogers. Stroll the grounds where Longhorn cattle and other livestock roam on the 400-acre spread located on the shore of Lake Oologah.

Visit the website for more information.

9:00 a.m. Depart Southern Hills Marriott - 1902 E. 71st Street, Tulsa, OK
  • Meet shuttle and guide at main lobby entrance 
10:00 a.m.

Will Rogers Memorial Museum – Claremore, OK

  • Theatre, Museum and Gift Shop*
  • Will Rogers Family Gravesite
12:30 p.m. Lunch at the Hammett House- Claremore, OK
2:00 p.m.

Dog Iron Ranch – Oologah, OK

  • Will Rogers Birth Home
  • Amish Barn
3:30- 4:00 p.m. Arrive Southern Hills Marriott - Tulsa, OK

* 10% discount at selected gift shops for tour guests.

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