Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club to Commemorate Will Rogers Birthday

The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club invites everyone to attend the “Hats off to Will” Will Rogers Birthday Tribute and Wreath Laying Ceremony on November 4th at 10AM, including Will’s Favorite Lunch! This event is free and open to the public.

Will Rogers Days, City of Claremore Indigenous Heritage Day and National Native American
Heritage Month 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 1938. The Wreath Laying Ceremony will begin 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.

There will be a program in the Will Rogers Theater following the Wreath Laying Ceremony.
The special entertainment will be Jana Jae “Queen of Fiddle”, member of the Oklahoma Music
Hall of Fame and the National Fiddler Hall of Fame. Following the entertainment will be Will’s
favorite lunch, navy beans, frybread and pie. Then off to the Will Rogers Day Parade at 3:00

Join us, as we thank Cherokee Nation Businesses, Oklahoma Arts Council and National
Endowment for the Arts for making this event possible.

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