2022 Calendar of Events
Will Rogers Days, begins with the Will Rogers Days Parade on Friday, November 4, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. The theme this year will be MOVIES. For more information regarding the parade, contact the Will Rogers Memorial Museum 918-341-0719 or visit their website at www.willrogers.com
The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club annual “Hats off to Will” Will Rogers Birthday Tribute and Wreath Laying Ceremony, Trolley Ride and History Tour – Open to the Public
Where: Will Rogers Memorial Museum, Claremore, OK, park and ride
When: November 5, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Second Annual “Indigenous Heritage Day” and “Hats off to Will” begin the first Saturday of November, honoring “The Cherokee Kid” 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 Cherokee Nation Businesses, the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts for their sponsorship.