The Rogers County Historical Society is a non-profit organization of community volunteers dedicated to preserving the heritage and landmarks of Rogers County, including Claremore, Verdigris, Oologah, Foyil, Inola and Chelsea.
RCHS has purchased and is in the process of continuing to restore the Victorian-era Belvidere Mansion, which also houses many genealogical an historic records.
In 1994 the historic Will Rogers Hotel, an instantly recognizable Claremore landmark, was purchased by RCHS for $1 at auction to save it from the wrecking ball.
RCHS oversees the caretaking of the Totem Pole Park in Chelsea, and manages the Lynn Riggs Memorial.
The latest project involves working toward the opening of the Claremore Museum of History, to be located in the former Lynn Riggs Memorial building, at the site of the old library.
Meeting times are at 7 pm on the last Monday of each month, except for December. Featuring a variety of speakers who discuss topics of local or historic interest, these meetings are open to the public. Guests are encouraged.