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“Say, if you want to visit the most beautifulcountry 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 onArkansas.” – Will Rogers Daily Telegrams, February 22, 1927
The voiceof Michael Wallis, author of “Rt. 66 – the Mother Road” and voice of theSheriff 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 theMuseums are marked with “Stop” numbers to provide audio information andadditional images and other content. There are 16 enhanced features throughoutthe Museum. The “Enhanced Tour” can also be accessed from the website,www.willrogers.com and people can take the tour anytime.
Each monthpeople 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 hehad to say about their own state or country.
“Willcommented about every state and many countries,” said Tad Jones, Museumexecutive director. “He was aware of their politics and their surroundings andshared them in his writings. The new ‘Enhanced Tour’ will allow visitors tosearch 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.
“Thisprogram 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 apersonal tour,” said Jones.
The audiotour was recorded at 3CG Records and with the help of Taylor Hanson, co-founderand a multi-Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, producer and entrepreneur andOklahoma Music Hall of Fame inductee from Tulsa.
(Editor’sNote: 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. Visitwillrogers.com for additional information.)