Claremore Museum of History - Claremore, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 36° 18.688 W 095° 36.680
15S E 265551 N 4021660
Quick Description: This museum is located in an historic WPA-constructed library.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 4/7/2015 2:05:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMNN81
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MikeGolfJ3
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Long Description:
The Claremore Museum of History, operated by the Rogers County Historical Society is located in this one-story brick library building constructed in 1936 as a WPA Project, and operated as a library until 1995.

The museum is dedicated to chronically the history of Claremore, and has artifacts and photos of the people and events that grew Claremore. The museum is also dedicated as a memorial to Lynn Riggs, whose 1931 play Green Grow the Lilacs, set in Oklahoma in the Claremore area in 1906, was made into the Broadway musical Oklahoma! in 1943, and the Rodgers and Hammerstein film in 1955. The original "Surrey With the Fringe on Top" from the Broadway musical is on display here.

The museum is an ongoing project, with new exhibits being added presently. Hours of operation are shown online to be Daily from 10:00AM to 5:00PM. We visited on a Saturday and the sign said 11:00AM to 3:00PM. There is no admission fee, however, donations are greatly appreciated.

UPDATE: 2018 - The museum is now open only on Saturdays from 11:00 to 3:00 (or by scheduling a group visit on their website). Admission is $2.00.

Theme:
Cultural History


Street Address:
121 N. Weenonah Claremore, OK 74017


Food Court: no

Gift Shop: no

Hours of Operation:
Daily 10-5


Cost: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Small

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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