June 25, 2009

Will Rogers's life in dioramas

Will Rogers miniatures to be displayed together

By Rhett MorganDevotees of Will Rogers can indulge in dioramas this weekend.

Thirteen Jo Mora miniatures depicting Rogers' life have been relocated to a single room at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and will be dedicated during a ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Many of the dioramas—miniature, three-dimensional scenes—have been a fixture of the museum since 1941, but they haven't been in a single room since the early 1990s, said Steve Gragert, executive director of the museum.
And:Titled "A View Through the Life of Will Rogers," the dioramas chronicle the famed Oklahoman from his birth in Oologah, Indian Territory, to his 1935 death in a plane crash in Alaska.Comment:  For more on the subject, see Rogers Not Recognized as Cherokee and Will Rogers the Cowboy Indian.

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