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Morgan Anderssen Williams

Morgan is a volunteer with the Rogers County Historical Society. She serves as Vice President of membership and editor and author of the newsletter, both the print and the e-version. Morgan is also on the Ways and Means committee, and is Chair of the Christmas at the Belvidere, RCHS largest fundraiser. Morgan also is the buyer for the Mansion's gift shop. She creates most all of the photos and ink drawings used to promote the Belvidere Mansion and RCHS fundraisers.
Morgan Anderssen Williams has written 10 posts for Rogers County Historical Society

Downton Abbey Tea Fundraisers Are Huge Hit With Fans

Few events are more appropriately suited to the splendor of the Belvidere Mansion than the Downton Abbey Fundraiser Teas. Guests come from states around to enjoy a special hot tea and plate of scones, sweets and savouries. Friends love to dress in period clothes, participate in the costume parade and contest, and  meeting the “cast” … Continue reading

High Tea and Hats Fashion Show to benefit Belvidere Mansion

We are excited to present this opportunity to view vintage apparel from the 30’s 40’s and 50’s. Hot and cold tea, a plate lunch and dessert will be served.   Guests are encouraged to wear their own vintage hats as well! Tickets are $12 and available in the Belvidere Gift Shop, which is open 10-3 Tuesday … Continue reading

Spring is Coming!

We are looking forward to Valentine’s day at the Belvidere Gift Shop, with lots of new heart, pearl, and rhinestone jewelry. Check out the new flower purses and leather bags, scarves and vintage-feel cards for your Valentine! You can find something for every sweetie at great prices, with most items under $20. Saturday March 31 … Continue reading

Christmas at the Belvidere 2011

Visitors from Tulsa and surrounding cities and states come to the Belvidere for this event which has become a tradition for many families with children, and with friends who like to meet for lunch in the Tea Room and then browse the gift shop. Everything will be on sale now through December 24th. This is … Continue reading

October Event reminders

Great Gatsby Gala for September

The Historical Society brings back a beloved tradition with the Gatsby fundraiser.  Set to become one of our annual events, along with the Vintage Affaire, Old Home Tour, and Christmas at the Belvidere, the 2011 Gatsby hopes to capture community interest and features samples from local area restaurants. This year the fundraiser will be held … Continue reading

Ice Cream Social

ICE CREAM SOCIAL JUNE 27  Before the June meeting, members and guests met early at 6:30 pm to socialize and enjoy ice cream and other dessert favorites. Heather Williams spoke on Cherokee Cultural Tourism.  Members got to meet the buyer of the old Franklin Hospital, Karl Engel, and his girlfriend Heather Hartness. This was one … Continue reading

Claremore Museum Gains Momentum

Already, Rogers County has a few historic attractions of interest like the Will Rogers Memorial and the J.M. Davis Gun Museum, but neither feature the history of all of Claremore. A museum featuring the heritage of the city would be a draw to former residents, visitors, and travelers on Route 66 bringing more tourism to … Continue reading

Thank you Carrie Dickerson

The health of our Nation has been left in the hands of companies whose goals are mainly to make money- not to protect the public welfare. It is our job to tell companies- and our government- that we want safer alternatives. It works. -Carrie Barefoot Dickerson My own nuclear nightmare Outside in the garden, the … Continue reading

Historic Franklin Hospital Building to be Restored

A piece of Claremore History At one time, the Franklin Hospital was the largest in Rogers County. Built by Dr D.B.Collins, the hospital opened December 29th 1927.  The 48,000 sq ft facility had 24 rooms with the capacity to serve 20 patients on the second floor.  The ground floor was where Dr Collins and his … Continue reading