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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Enhanced Tour Adds New Dimension For Visitors at the Will Rogers Memorial

New enhanced tour at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, OK

 “Say, if you want to visit the most beautiful
country in the United States, don’t overlook these Ozark Mountains. In theseare where I grabbed off my only wife. So you will pardon me for bragging on
Arkansas.” – Will Rogers Daily Telegrams, February 22, 1927


            The voiceof Michael Wallis, author of “Rt. 66 – the Mother Road” and voice of the
Sheriff in Disney Pixar movie “Cars”, narrates a tour of the Museum starting inthe West Gallery through the Final Journey of the American Cowboy Philosopher.


             Using an electronic device, areas of the
Museums are marked with “Stop” numbers to provide audio information andadditional images and other content. There are 16 enhanced features throughout
the Museum. The “Enhanced Tour” can also be accessed from the website,www.willrogers.com and people can take the tour anytime.


            Each month
people come from most of the United States and many foreign countries to learnmore about Will Rogers. Now, through use of smart devices, they can see what he
had to say about their own state or country.


            “Willcommented about every state and many countries,” said Tad Jones, Museum
executive director. “He was aware of their politics and their surroundings andshared them in his writings. The new ‘Enhanced Tour’ will allow visitors to
search their state or country and read what Will had to say about them andhopefully have a new connection with him.”


            An
“Enhanced Tour” brochure is available at the Museum entry with a map andnumbers for various galleries and stops.


            “This
program will be ever changing and expanding as we add more content to each pageand visitors will really enjoy listening to Michael Wallis’ voice as he gives a
personal tour,” said Jones.


            The audiotour was recorded at 3CG Records and with the help of Taylor Hanson, co-founder
and a multi-Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, producer and entrepreneur andOklahoma Music Hall of Fame inductee from Tulsa. 


            (Editor’s
Note: Will Rogers Memorial Museums are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, closedThanksgiving and Christmas. Nov. 11-Feb. 28, closed Monday and Tuesday. Visit
willrogers.com for additional information.) 


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