Will Rogers roper-docent training set

Docent Ken McSlarrow conducts tours of the museum. A favorite item is an old photo of young Will Rogers hugging the family “dog,” a calf that had full run of the house.

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’ new 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 Sept. 10 and continue 12 weeks, each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (skipping Thanksgiving week).

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