FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018 OFBYFOR ALL: Let’s Build Organizations that are OF, BY, & FOR our Communities Today, I’m thrilled to announce the launch of a new global initiative, OFBYFOR ALL. OFBYFOR ALL is a framework to help civic and cultural organizations become OF, BY, and FOR their communities. We’re building tools, trainings, and hopefully, a movement… Read More


The CMH has plenty of ornaments to sell…you know…the ones with the surrey along with the history of Lynn Riggs.  It all comes in an envelope that would make nice gifts or something to hang on a Christmas tree as a reminder of our Claremore history. They are $10.00…a great price for an office gift… Read More


Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time This article was published in the Ranchman magazine August 1943. Will Rogers As He Was Known At Oologah By:  Bill Hoge, Editor, The Oologah Oozings             The 4th of this month (November) is the anniversary of the birth of America’s greatest and most beloved character,… Read More


Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time Sketch of the Early Life of Will Rogers This article was published in the Ranchman magazine November 1947.              By:  Sallie Rogers McSpadden             It was a dreamy forenoon in November; to be exact November 4, 1879 when a sturdy baby boy came to… Read More


Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time This article was published in the Ranchman magazine November 1947. In Memory of Mrs. Tom McSpadden By:  Ferne E. King               In the latter days of August, the indomitable will and gallant spirit of Sallie Rogers McSpadden finally succumbed to time and the fragility… Read More


Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time   This article was published in the Centennial Edition of the Claremore Progress June 27, 1993   CLAREMORE LANDMARK’S HISTORY IS RETRACED By:  Joe Carter     PART ONE             Despite the raging 1930’s depression, Oklahoma Governor E. W. Marland gained $185,000 in state funding to… Read More


Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time  article was published in the Centennial Edition of the Claremore Progress June 27, 1993. CLAREMORE LANDMARK’S HISTORY IS RETRACED By:  Joe Carter    article was published in the Centennial Edition of the Claremore Progress June 27, 1993.   PART TWO           Will Rogers’ mother, Mary America Schrimsher Rogers,… Read More


Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time. This article was edited and submitted by the Claremore Museum of History THE HISTORIC BEGINNING OF THE WILL ROGERS LIBRARY   The old Will Rogers Library, located at 4th & Weenonah Avenue, has been completely remodeled and is now the beautiful Claremore Museum of History. A… Read More


Uncle Clem Claremore

Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time Remembering…UNCLE CLEM             This article was written by Noel Kaho and published in the Ranchman magazine in 1941.               Will Rogers’ ancestors didn’t come over on the Mayflower.  Will said so himself.  And it is a pity that he did not go on,… Read More


Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time   SALLY ROGERS McSPADDEN             In honor of Will Rogers’ family,  this contains portions of the  article written by Myron A. Hurd and appeared in the 1953 Ranchman magazine, which featured one of Will’s sisters, Sally.              I have always stated, without fear of contradiction,… Read More


Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time. This article was printed in The Rogers County Observer-Thursday, September 10, 1970. Written by Ann Tacker. Submitted to moreClaremore by the Claremore Museum of History. Sister Maud   Maud LaneMaud Rogers was born at Ft. Gibson on November 28, 1869, ten years before her young brother,… Read More