2021 Native HeART Open House & Art Show
The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club invites you to join us at the Boys & Girls Club of Chelsea, October 23, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. for an Open House and Art Show. The Native HeART Art Show and Open House provides underserved and native youth an opportunity to express themselves creatively, build confidence, learn new skills in the visual arts, and display their artwork in the community. The Boys and Girls Club of Chelsea is a non-profit organization which is driven to provide at-risk youth with the skills and mindset they need to achieve an overall satisfactory disposition in the arts, education, and life skills. The Boys and Girls Club of Chelsea, with the partnership of the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club’s Native HeART art program, improve the lives of young people by providing caring mentors, educational programs, and art and cultural programs after school and during the summer. This Native HeART Art Show and Open House is sponsored in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, with respect to CDC recommended guidelines of wearing masks, washing hands thoroughly and social distancing.
2021 Annual “Hats off to Will” Will Rogers Birthday Tribute and Wreath Laying Ceremony and a Trolley Ride and History Tour – Open to the Public
Where: Will Rogers Memorial Museum, Claremore, OK, park and ride
When: November 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Will Rogers Days, begins the first Saturday of November, commemorating Will Rogers birthday (November 4, 1879). The Pocahontas Club has been celebrating Will’s birthday since the Will Rogers Memorial Museum was opened in 1944 with a Wreath Laying Ceremony that begins at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum Rotunda with a procession down to the tomb of Will Rogers. The club members will begin their ceremony dressed in their Cherokee tear dresses and shawls around the bronze statue of Will Rogers to recite their Club Collect and place a basket of fall foliage at the foot of the statue.
After the wreath laying ceremony Jana Jae “Queen of Fiddle”, member of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and the National Fiddler’s Hall of Fame, will strike her bow to the fiddle, in the Will Rogers Theater. Join us, as we thank the Oklahoma Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts for sponsoring the entertainment, with respect to CDC recommended guidelines of wearing masks, washing hands thoroughly and social distancing.
Trolley Ride and History Tour to the following destinations: the J.M Davis Arms & Historical Museum for lunch, then to the Claremore Museum of History for Native Art exhibits, then through Historic Downtown on Will Rogers Boulevard, then by the Chief J.B. Milam home near the RSU campus, then through the Rogers State University Campus where the Oklahoma Military Academy (OMA) Museum is located.