Continuing our Justice Journal posts as part of Claremore MoH celebrating Black History Month, please enjoy the excerpts from a Claremore Daily Progress article written by Larry Larkin and published March 22, 2009. The article was following an interview with Gerome Riley, longtime Claremore resident who is helping the MoH develop our Black History Exhibit.… Read More


Saturday Night Cancelled Save the Date Nov 20th & 21st 6-9 pm. Claremore Museum of History is participating in this year’s 25th anniversary of Dickens on the Boulevard.  The Gazebo and skyline of downtown Claremore historic district will be outlined in lights.   There will be live reindeer and sleigh in Lynn Riggs Park, reindeer… Read More


We are pleased to announce the completion of the NASA Apollo Saturn V LEGO set by Jr. Curator Blake Stroble! Blake is a third grader from Verdigris Lower Elementary School. This specific LEGO set is 1,969 pieces, measuring over 39 inches tall, and designed for ages 14+. As a nine-year-old, Blake was confident he could… Read More


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


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