Author Gary Clayton Anderson will discuss his book “Will Rogers And His America With A New Afterword” in a special appearance at Will Rogers Memorial Museum Theatre, 7 p.m., Thursday, April 20.
A George Lynn Cross Research professor at the University of Oklahoma, he will talk about the “Afterword” and differences he found in the cowboy-trick-roping Will Rogers and the widely-read journalist. He points out Will’s influence during social, political and economic transformations of the Roaring twenties and Great Depression.
The first book by the same name (without the Afterword) was published in 2010.
Admission is free and the public is invited.
The Will Rogers Memorial Museum is located at 1720 W. Will Rogers Blvd. in Claremore. Call 918-341-0719 for more information.
The Will Rogers Memorial Museum is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.