Claremore Daily Progress

February 20, 2014

Claremore Museum of History featured tonight on RSU’s Perspectives

Staff Reports
Staff Reporter

CLAREMORE — The Claremore Museum of History will be featured at 6 p.m. tonight on RSU-TV’s Perspectives.

The film crew spent several hours at the museum obtaining pictures of the Lynn Riggs Museum exhibit that is sponsored by RCB Bank.

Also, featured in the program are temporary exhibits of Claremore schools, the old Radium Town, history of the trains that brought prosperity to the city, and the early settlers that established schools, churches and businesses.

Sam Jones will interview Tom Pool, chairman of the museum’s executive committee, and Karen Bethune and Cindy Burrows of the exhibit committee.

The museum is located in the old Will Rogers Library at 4th and Weenonah.

Three years ago, the committee started raising funds to have the city-owned property remodeled. The library was built in 1936, partially from money given by Will Rogers and constructed by the W.P.A.

The original wood floors have been restored and the building has been brought up to museum quality.

“It is now a place of beauty,” according to Pool.

As funds are received, professionally designed and constructed exhibits will be announced. The programs will air on RSU-TV, Channel 35 and Cox 109. It will rebroadcast at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Feb. 26.

The Claremore Museum of History is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Groups may be shown the museum at other times with advance notice.

For more information, contact Pool via email at or at (918) 341-5630. A $2 donation per person is appreciated.