Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival is Nov. 3

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch will celebrate the 142nd birthday of “Oklahoma’s Favorite Son” with the “Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival” Nov. 3-6. 

CLAREMORE – The Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch will celebrate the 142nd birthday of “Oklahoma’s Favorite Son” with the “Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival” Nov. 3-6. 

Many activities are planned to honor the memory of Will Rogers, Cherokee cowboy philosopher and movie actor. A complete schedule will be posted at www.dogirons.com/program.

Beginning Nov. 3, the Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival will feature up-and-coming filmmakers exhibiting their work at venues throughout Claremore along with lectures, workshops and receptions. Also included in this festival will be showings of films featuring Will Rogers. The Dog Iron Awards Ceremony will be held on Nov. 6 at the Will Rogers Memorial Theater.

In celebration of Rogers’s birthday on Nov. 4, 1879, the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will be open and free to the public all day on Nov. 4. Families are encouraged to visit to learn more about the man who would entertain and inspire a nation. Visitors can also drive to Oologah to the Birthplace Ranch, where visitors can see the room where Will Rogers was born in the Cooweescoowee District of the Cherokee Nation.

There are other events on Nov. 6 related to the festival.

For information, call 918-341-0719 or visit www.willrogers.com/will-rogers-days or www.dogirons.com.