Friendly Friday - Will Rogers

Today we’re celebrating one of our favorite things: friendship! We know it’s hard not seeing our friends right now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate them from home.

Today’s theme is inspired by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Will Rogers. His hometown is Claremore, Oklahoma. By trade, Rogers was an actor and starred in 71 movies during his lifetime. Rogers was known for the humorous and witty way that he acted and delivered facts. Because of this and his passion for a better society, Rogers used his talents to develop political songs and skits. Rogers was also committed to advancing flying access for all. You can learn more by reading Will Rogers’s Oklahoma Hall of Fame biography.

Did you know Will Rogers was good friends with another member of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame? That’s right, Will Rogers was great friends with Wiley Post!


Movie Time! Friends that prank together stay together, right? We love Mike and Sully in Monsters, Inc., which you can rent and stream on Amazon. Here’s a fun video from Peter Rabbit about the meaning of friendship too!


Storytime! As you know, we love storytime here at the Museum when we get to read with all of our friends. Today, we’re all going to listen to the same book like we’re together again! Oh, The Places You’ll Go is one of our favorites. Want more stories of friendship? Here is a great resource for other books!


Arts & Crafts! Check out this fun handprint wreath you can make and show all of your friends soon! Want more crafts? Try this fun donut friends craft that reminds us all how much we love our friends (and donuts)!


Make & Eat it! Did you know Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, has a whole section of her website dedicated to her friends?? One of her friends shared this fun recipe for 7-layer cookies!

Listen to it! Songs to sing with our friends? Yes please! Here is a great resource for songs about friendship. One of our favorites is You’ve Got a Friend in Me, listen to it here.

Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home celebrating your friends! As always, there’s more to this Oklahoma story, come back tomorrow and we’ll have more for you to explore! Please post pictures of your Friendly Friday and share them with us: #ohofathome

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