Wayne McCombs has made history in Claremore. He graduated from Claremore High School, was in the last class at Oklahoma Military Academy and the first at Claremore Junior College. He earned a degree in journalism at the University of Tulsa.
Now he is making history at the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum and will share some of the developments of the Museum at the Claremore Friends of the Library meeting Monday, Sept. 16, at the public library 1515 N. Florence.
Open to the public, the group meets at 6 p.m. for refreshments and a business session, followed by the program. The September meeting starts a new season but will include the annual meeting agenda, postponed because of the extreme rains in May.
McCombs joined the Museum as executive director in 2009. Since his arrival, more than a dozen new exhibits have been developed along with establishing the Claremore Hall of Fame. Most recently, he oversaw celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Museum established in 1969 as a permanent place for display of Mr. Davis’ massive gun collection as well as other artifacts.
McCombs has co-authored two books about the life of Davis and the world famous gun collection. He will have copies of books available for autograph and purchase at the meeting.
He and his wife, Lea Ann have four grown children.