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The ROGERS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (RCHS) is a non-profit organization of community volunteers dedicated to preserving the heritage and landmarks of Rogers County, including Claremore, Verdigris, Oologah, Foyil, Inola,  and Chelsea.  These are unique to the history of Indian Territory, Oklahoma statehood, and our modern history.

RCHS has purchased and is in the process of continuing to restore the Victorian-era Belvidere Mansion, which houses many historical artifacts and genealogically historic records.

In 1994 the historic Will Rogers Hotel, an instantly recognizable Claremore landmark, was purchased by RCHS for $1 at auction to save it from being demolished.

RCHS oversees the care-taking of the Totem Pole Park in Chelsea and manages the Lynn Riggs Memorial.

The latest project involves the opening of the Claremore Museum of History, located in the former Lynn Riggs Memorial building, at the site of the old library.

Historical Society meetings are scheduled the last Monday of each month at 7 pm (except for December). These meetings are open to the public and feature a variety of speakers who discuss topics of local or historic interest.  Guests are welcomed and cordially invited.

We invite you to JOIN the Rogers County Historical Society, visit our FACEBOOK page, check out the EVENTS page, read our NEWSLETTER and visit the other pages on our website to keep current with the latest Rogers County Historical Society happenings.  Thank you for visiting.



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