The J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum located in Claremore, Oklahoma. Close to one of the Best Hotels in Claremore OK.
The Museum is home to over 50,000 firearms and firearm related items. The Davis Museum contains guns from all around the world including Kentucky rifles, black-powder guns of all types, a Gatling gun. There are some rare Colts and Winchesters as well as cannons.
At the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum you find firearms used for everything from hunting to wars, elephant, whaling, and even some famous outlaws guns.
Besides firearms, the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum also has a collection of 1,200 German beer steins, statues by John Rogers, music boxes of the late 19th century, swords, knives, Native American artifacts, household antiques, a large boot jack collection, local cattle brands, hundreds of animal horns and trophy heads, and World War I posters.
The museum represents the story of J.M. Davis and his efforts to preserve a piece of history so that others might enjoy this “World’s Largest Privately Owned Gun Collection” for generations to come. J.M Davis was given his first gun at age seven. This kindled his ambition to learn about all kinds of guns and that ambition continued 78 years until his death in 1973.
In 1917 Mr. Davis moved to Claremore, Oklahoma and purchased the Mason Hotel. By 1929, he had accumulated over 99 types of guns, and at that time he had begun to display his collection on the walls of the Mason Hotel. He collected items ranging from a 500-year-old Chinese hand cannon, to the world’s smallest manufactured gun.
In 1965, J.M. Davis transferred ownership of his large gun collection to a trust, the J.M. Davis Foundation, Inc. The foundation then entered into an agreement with the state. In this agreement, the State was given the entire collection with the understanding that the State of Oklahoma would house, preserve and display the collection for the general public with no admission charge. Within four years, the museum opened a modern 40,000 sq ft (3,700 m2). facility to an enthusiastic public on Davis’ 82nd birthday.
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The Claremore Expo Center is located just a few minutes from the hotel. The Claremore Expo Center offers a wide variety of events through out the year. Some of the most popular happenings at the center included equestrian events, dog shows, livestock auctions, trade shows, concerts, monster truck shows, motorcycle stunt shows, tractor pulls, bicycle competitions, graduations, and wedding receptions.
Claremore Expo Center is home to the RSU Hillcat basketball team. The players practice, play, and meet and greet with fans there. Also, the Rogers County Spring Livestock Show was hosted there each year. Other annual or semi-annual events that took place at the expo center included the Green Country Classic Ranch Rodeo, the Rogers County Fall Free Fair, the Green Country Hunt and Tackle Show, and the Blue Grass and Chili Festival.
Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs known as Oklahoma’s #1 racino offers casino gaming and a whole lot more. Located just a few minutes from the hotel, you can find all the excitement of live Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racing. They also offer simulcast racing action from around the country. Be sure to try your luck at one of their electronic games or video poker. They are open seven days a week.
Rogers State University a public, regional university located in Claremore, Oklahoma with branch campuses in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and Pryor Creek, Oklahoma. Since opening it’s doors in 2000, Rogers State University has outpaced the growth of all other public universities in Oklahoma. It currently has a total enrollment of more than 4,300 students in programs at its three campuses and in its nationally recognized distance learning programs. Of those, 2,759 were enrolled in its main campus at Claremore in Fall 2013.
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Taking a trip on the Mother Road? Or in the Claremore area and just want to see a piece of American history? For a nostalgic trip down memory lane see the Historic Route 66 area in Claremore OK Lot’s of fun things to do on Historic Route 66 in Claremore OK. To find out more about route 66 in Claremore OK check out the visit Claremore Website: www.visitclaremore.org
Some of the attractions along Route 66 in Claremore are:
The Will Rogers Memorial Museum Herre you will learn about the life of Oklahoma’s beloved Will Rogers and his life as a newspaper columnist and careers in radio, vaudeville, and film. Of Cherokee descent Will Rogers became famous for his trick roping and humorous antidotes on life. The museum is located at 1720 West Will Rogers Blvd. and is open 365 days a year 8am-5pm, free admission. For more information or directions contact 918-341-0719.
The JM Davis Arms & Historical Museum houses one of the largest collections of firearms with over 50,000 items on display. JM Davis was owner and manager of the Mason Hotel in Claremore from 1916 to the 1960’s where his guns were displayed in the lobby, halls, and ballrooms. In 1969 the JM Davis Arms & Historical Museum opened to preserve and display his lifelong collection. The museum is located at 333 N Lynn Riggs Blvd., open Mon-Fri 8:30am-5 pm and Sat 10am-5 pm, free admission. For more information call 918-341-5707.]]>
Will Rogers Museum
Beautiful museum built of native Oklahoma limestone. The museum overlooks the city of Claremore and honors famed humorist and philosopher Will Rogers (1879-1935)
• Learn about life, wisdom and humor of Will Rogers, Cherokee cowboy
• Experience his passion as a family man, trick roper, actor, and philanthropist
• Marvel at his saddles, art, memorabilia
• Hear his voice on radio replays
• Stroll the beautiful sunken garden
• Research in our vast library and archives
• Watch one of his 71 motion pictures for movie schedule click here
To find out more about Will Rogers Memorial Museum visit their website: www.willrogers.com