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Will Rogers Memorial Museum

1620 West Will Rogers Boulevard
Claremore, OK

Phone: 918 341-0179 - Tty: -

Statement of Purpose

This nine gallery museum is located on a 20-acre bucolic hillside at the edge of Claremore, Oklahoma and is dedicated to keeping alive the spirit, humor and incredible life story of Will Rogers (1879-1935).

Highlights & Collections

The family tomb is located in a sunken garden that graces the south lawn. Will Rogers wife and childrfen are entombed.

At this writing in 1999, Jim Rogers of Bakersfield, Calif., is the lone surviving son of the actor, philosopher, humorist and writer Will Rogers.

Born 12 miles north of the museum on a sprawling frontier ranch, Will Rogers master the art of trick and fancy roping. His career started in wildwest shows then turned to vaudeville where his cowboy humor became a rage. He graduated into the famous Ziegfeld Follies where he played on Broadway for decade.

Newspapers began publishing his humorous columns that pierced the vein of humanity and kindly deflated the pompous. He joked about every man of his time, Will Rogers said, "but I never met a man I didn't like." He graduated into early day silent movies starring in 50 then became a top box office star with the advent of sound on the 20th Century-Fox lot where he earned top billing in 21 major features, 1929-35.

Will Rogers died in 1935 in an airplane crash in Alaska along with aviation's famous Wiley Post, also an Oklahoma native.

Visit the Will Rogers home pages: and for more information.

Joseph H. Carter, author of the biography and quotation book: Never Met A Man I Didn't Like: The Life and Writings of Will Rogers. Carter also is president of the Will Rogers Heritage, Inc., which raises funds to keep the ranch and museum open and the spirit of Will Rogers alive.

Current Exhibits and Upcoming Special Events

There is herd of Texas Longhorn cattle on the range; horses; goats; sheep; poultry and a great cowboy named Jim Williams who lives on the ranch with his Cherokee Indian wife, Debbie. They answer questions.


Admission & Directions:

At both attractions, there is no admission charges. Voluntary donated are appreciated.

Key Personnel:

Joseph H. Carter,

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