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The Life of Roy Clark, J.M. Davis Arms Museum

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JM Davis

330 N. J.M. Davis Blvd
Claremore, OK 74017 United States
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The Life of Roy Clark, J.M. Davis Arms Museum

August 5 - August 31, 2021

The J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum in downtown Claremore debuts The Life of Roy Clark, an exhibit with more than 75 photographs, awards, plaques, musical instruments, rifles, costumes and records from Roy Clark’s 50-year show business career.

Among the artifacts are many musical instruments, including the banjo and guitar Clark played on Hee-Haw. The collection also contains Clark’s platinum record Yesterday, When I Was Young, a book depicting his landmark visit to Russia in 1976 and several rifles including an antique from the Civil War.  

Roy Clark moved to Tulsa in 1974 donated time and money to charitable causes. From 1976 to 1983 he hosted the Roy Clark Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Children’s Medical Center. Prominent names such as Bob Hope, Glen Campbell, Jimmy Dean, Mickey Mantle, The Oak Ridge Boys and former President Gerald Ford came to Tulsa to help “Roy’s Kids” at the Medical Center. 

The J.M. Davis Museum is the largest privately-held arms collection in the world. It contains 11,000 weapons and has over 50,000 on display. The museum is located in downtown Claremore at 5th Street and Highway 66.

For more information call 918-341-5707 or go to thegunmuseum.com.

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