Will Rogers roper-docent training set

Opportunities are open to volunteers interested in sharing information about the wit and wisdom of Will Rogers and the history of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore and Birthplace Ranch near Oologah.

Stephanie Hunter, the Museums’ activities and education manager, has announced training classes for Will Rogers Ropers-docents to share with thousands of Museums’ visitors from all over the world.

Classes will begin Tuesday, Jan. 21, and continue on Tuesdays for six weeks, meeting from 9 a.m. to noon at the Claremore Museum. Following graduation on Feb. 25. continuing education will include visits to Chelsea, where Will lived for a time during his school days and the home of two of his sisters, and other museums.

There are various ways to volunteer including sharing duties with multiple Ropers. Ropers guide and greet visitors, help with special events and also in areas of horticulture and outreach.

Ropers come from all walks of life and from many area cities and towns, including Oologah-Talala, Inola, Claremore, Pryor, Collinsville-Owasso and several from Tulsa who volunteer regularly.

Persons interested in being involved in this venture can contact Hunter at shunter@willrogers.com for sign-up information.

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