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Will Rogers Memorial Museum Part of Blue Star Museums Program
By Tourism Industry Partner
Will Rogers Memorial Museums
918-343-8129 Direct Line
Will Rogers Memorial Museums join in the Blue Star Museums program across America to honor veterans and active duty regular and reserve and National Guard military personnel (military ID holder) from Memorial Day, May 30, through Labor Day, September 5.
They will also be honored in a special way with recognition at the July 8 performance of Letters from the Heart: Betty and Will Rogers, said Steve Gragert, Will Rogers Memorial Museums director.
Laurette Willis is returning to present the one-woman play on stage in the Will Rogers Memorial Museum on Friday nights July 8, 15, 22, 29 and August 7 at 7 p.m. Veterans and military personnel will be admitted free at the July 8 performance when accompanied by a paid admission.
Tickets are $10 and are available in the Museum store or by calling 918-343-8115. Veterans and military personnel should provide names for introduction on July 8.
In addition to the special event, Julie Luna, special events coordinator and store manager, said members of the military or veterans will be allowed a 10 percent discount on items in the Museum store.
Some Museums, where admission is charged, are offering free admission during the time period. Admission to Will Rogers Memorial Museums is by voluntary donation.
Blue Star Museums is a partnership among Blue Star Families, National Endowment for the Arts, and more than 1,300 museums across America.
For information about participating museums visit www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. For information regarding the production of Letters from the Heart: Betty and Will Rogers, visit the Will Rogers Memorial website www.willrogers.com or call 918-341-0719.)
The Will Rogers Memorial at 1720 West Will Rogers, Claremore, and Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 E. 380 Road, Oologah, are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 365 days a year.