Claremore Daily Progress

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July 20, 2012

History in the Making

Claremore Museum of History taking shape

CLAREMORE — The new Claremore Museum of History is making steady progress after raising approximately $200,000 in renovation funding.

Formally the home of the old Claremore City Library, the building located at 121 N. Weenohan, is a part of Claremore’s history, according to former Mayor Tom Pool.
Pool serves as the chairman for the Rogers County Historical Society Museum Committee.
The museum has been completely gutted to accommodate the exhibits and construction is expected to be complete in approximately two and half months.
The building has “great bones to it,” said John Cary, Rogers County Historical Society vice-president.
The goal is to get the renovations complete and the first exhibit ready before Claremore Public Schools Homecoming in September, according to Pool.
The exhibit will feature memorabilia and will be followed by a number of exhibits including The Cadet Grill a theatre room featuring The Yale Theatre and an exhibit featuring Lynn Riggs.
These exhibits will be just the beginning, according to Pool.
Additional areas will feature a comprehensive look at history, he said.
Although progress is well underway, many more details must be attended to and donations continue to play a role.
The historical society will continue to take donations, both monetary and historical to complete the project.
Information about the museum and how to participate or donate is available at

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