Two of Oklahoma’s historical treasures, Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve in Bartlesville and Will Rogers Memorial Museums in Claremore and Oologah, announced today a new membership alliance for the benefit of their members. Any member of either museum (at the $100 level and up) will automatically have admission privileges to the other at no additional charge.
“Several years ago, Woolaroc entered into an alliance with the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City and Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa. Having the same relationship with the historical Will Rogers Memorial Museums made great sense to us and provides another excellent benefit to our members,” said Woolaroc CEO Bob Fraser.
Tad Jones, Executive Director of the Will Rogers Memorial stated, “We are excited about this opportunity to work with Woolaroc and provide our members and theirs this great benefit. Bob and I see this as a wonderful opportunity for our members and museums.”
About the Museums
Located in the rugged Osage Hills, Woolaroc was established as the ranch retreat of Frank Phillips in 1925. The ranch is a 3,700 acre wildlife preserve and home to an outstanding herd of buffalo, elk, longhorns, deer and much more. The Woolaroc Museum houses one of the world’s greatest collections of southwest art and artifacts.
Woolaroc is open Wednesday-Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Their summer schedule (Memorial Day thru Labor Day) is Tuesday-Sunday. Woolaroc is located 12 miles southwest of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, on Highway 123.
Phone: 918-336-0307 Website: www.woolaroc.org
Will Rogers Memorial
The museum overlooking the city of Claremore and honoring famed humorist and philosopher Will Rogers (1879-1935) opened in 1938. Visit galleries filled with his saddles, art and memorabilia, hear his voice on radio replays, watch one of his 71 motion pictures, enjoy hands-on Children’s Museum and other interactive exhibits, or read and research in the vast library and archives.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Phone: 918-341-0719, 800-324-8116 Website: www.willrogers.com
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch
Visit the 1875 Greek Revival style house and log-walled room where Will Rogers was born Nov. 4, 1879. Pet the goats and burros and watch longhorn cattle roam the 400-acre ranch. Picnic under the shade trees overlooking Lake Oologah. RV hookups available.
The Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is located at 9501 E. 380 Road.
Phone: 918-275-4201, or 800-324-9455 Website: www.willrogers.com