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Women’s Pocahontas Club will celebrate Will Rogers’ birthday | New

CLAREMORE – Will Rogers Days, the City of Claremore’s Aboriginal Heritage Day and National Native American Heritage Month will begin on the first Saturday in November to commemorate the birthday of Will Rogers, born November 4, 1879.

The Pocahontas Club has been celebrating Rogers’ birthday since the Will Rogers Memorial Museum opened in 1938. The wreath-laying ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the rotunda of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum with a procession to Rogers’ grave. Club members will begin their ceremony dressed in their Cherokee teardrop robes and shawls around the bronze statue of Rogers to recite their Club Collect and lay a basket of fall foliage at the foot of the statue.

There will be a program at the Will Rogers Theater after the ceremony. Chief Cherokee Nation Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. will be the guest speaker and the host will be Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and National Fiddler Hall of Famer Jana Jae “Queen of Fiddle”. After the entertainment, participants can board a bus for the Park & ​​Ride History Tour, starting at the JM Davis Arms & Historical Museum for lunch and more entertainment.

The group will thank Cherokee Nation Businesses, Visit Claremore, Oklahoma Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts for making this event possible. As per CDC recommended guidelines, wearing masks, thorough hand washing, and social distancing are recommended.

The event is free to the public.