J. M. DAVIS ARMS AND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
ENTIRE MONTH OF JANUARY-MUSEUM CLOSED FOR REPAIRS
February 2 Museum re opens
February 7 Craft Show 10 am – 4 pm
February 12 Claremore Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol.
Museum will be hosting our indoor BB Gallery inside the state capitol
February 21 Daisy BB Shooting Challenge.
Free to ages 18 and under and $ 3.00 for adults. Winners receive a custom made Daisy Red Ryder BB rifle.
March 7-8 Outdoor Expo-Claremore Expo
April 4 Wild West Cowboy re enactors “High Noon” shootout
April 11-12 Tulsa Gun and Knife Show
May 2 Wild West Cowboy re enactors “High Noon” shootout
June 6 Wild West Cowboy re enactors “High Noon” shootout
July 11 Wild West Cowboy re enactors “High Noon” shootout
August 1 Wild West Cowboy re enactors “High Noon” shootout
September 5 Wild West Cowboy re enactors “High Noon” shootout
September 10-12 Bluegrass and Chili Festival Claremore Expo
September 19 Children’s Safety Day 10 am – 2 pm
October 3 Wild West Cowboy re enactors “High Noon” shootout
November 7 Wild West Cowboy re enactors “High Noon” shootout
November 14-15 Tulsa Gun and Knife Show
November 20-21 Dickens on the Boulevard 6-8 pm downtown Claremore
November 26 Thanksgiving Day-Museum closed
December 5 Wild West Cowboy re enactors “High Noon” shootout
December 24 Christmas Eve-Museum closed
December 25 Christmas Day-Museum closed
May 4, 2014 Amber Langley of Sand Springs won the junior division of
the Steel Challenge Shoot at the United States Shooting Academy. Lance
Jensen, event chairman presents her a custom made Daisy BB rifle.
May 4, 2014 Chris Walker of Claremore won the Rim Fire Rifle Iron
Sights division. Lance Jenseon presents Chris with his award.
John Cary with the Claremore Historical Society installs a plaque at the
Claremore CVS pharmacy. The pharmacy opened in October, 2013 on the site
where the Mason Hotel stood from 1910 to 1986. J.M. Davis displayed his
world famous arms collection there until the present J.M. Davis Arms and
Historical Museum opened in 1969.
Black Rain Ordnance a gun manufacturer in Joplin, MO has a new display
in the Davis Museum. The AR semi-automatic weapons
on display are; two 5.56 mm/.223 caliber AR-15's and one 7.62 x 51 mm
NATO/.308 caliber AR-10 rifle. The display includes a video on how the
rifles are manufactured. Pictured are from left are; Matt Woodley,
co-owner Designsteins Marketing of Northwest Arkansas, Jason Schubert,
Davis Museum curator and Jesse Jacobs, co-owner of Designsteins.
Designsteins designed and installed the display.
June 30, 2014
The refurbished Claremore history room in the Davis Museum opened
featuring a display of artifacts from the career of Mickey Perry. Perry
served as a Claremore policeman, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation,
Claremore Police Chief and Claremore Mayor.Perry died unexpectedly in
December, 2013. Jason Schubert, Davis Museum curator worked with
Mickey's family on the display that featured his collection of police
badges, his service weapons and a signed Mickey Mantle baseball.
June 21, 2014
KTUL-TV Morning Show news reporter, Keith Taylot (blue shirt) was the
"Guest Marshal" at the monthly "High Noon" shoot out at the Davis
Museum. The Tri-State Gunfighters perform for the delight of young and
old alike at the old west main street shoot out.
June 21, 2014
The good guys won the "High Noon" Shoot Out at the J.M. Davis Museum on
June 21, 2014. Guest Marshal was (far right) KTUL-TV Morning News
reporter, Keith Taylor.
The Tri-State Gunfighters and Reenactors group
provided great entertainment for the Daisy BB Gun Day. The group opened
the day with a 21 gun western salute and held a "High Noon" shoot out
and also held a Wells Fargo robbery.
The junior youth winner was seven year old Robert Eslick a third grade
student from Tahlequah, OK. Jason Schubert, Davis Museum curator
presents him with his custom made Daisy BB rifle.
The adult winner from Daisy BB Day was Evan Campbell of Verdigris, OK.
Museum curator, Jason Schubert presents Campbell with his custom made Daisy BB rifle.
February 22, 2104 Annual Daisy BB Day at the J.M. Davis Museum
Each year a day is set aside to allow all children a free turn inside
the Daisy BB Gun gallery at the J.M. Davis Museum.
The winning score from the senior youth division was Allison Mills a
sophomore at Owasso high school. Davis Museum curator, Jason Schubert
presents her with a custom made Daisy BB rifle.
Kim Montgomery (left) with the Oklahoma Department of
Tourism and State Cabinet Secretary of Tourism, Deby Snodgrass display
their target results from the BB shooting gallery at Capitol Day.
State Senator, Sean Burrage (left, Lt. Governor, Todd Lamb (center) and
state representative, Marty Quinn challenged one another to a
marksmanship contest in the Davis shooting gallery. Lt. Governor, Lamb
won but both Burrage and Quinn wanted a recount!
It wouldn't be Claremore Day without Will Rogers. Andy Hogan (left) Will
Rogers interpreter from the Will Rogers Memorial in Claremore visits
with J.M. Davis Museum curator, Jason Schubert
February 13, 2014 Capitol Day
February 13, 2014 was Claremore Day at the state capitol building in
Oklahoma City. The Davis Museum brought their indoor BB shooting gallery
to the capitol. Jason Schubert (left), museum curator and Curtis Miser
museum maintenance director assembled the gallery in the rotunda.
75 members of the U.S. Army, First Battalion, 22nd Infantry Vietnam
Veterans from 1967-1969 toured the museum on June 14, 2013. Claremore
mayor, Mickey Perry, Cherokee Nation representatives, Cara Cowan Watts
and Lee Keener, plus state representative Marty Quinn and Jason Self
veteran's assistant for second congressional district US Congressman,
Markwayne Mullin gave words of welcome to the veterans
The Don Taylor family visited the museum in June 2013. They are related
to Davis' second wife Genevieve Breeden Davis.
Front the left, Don Taylor II of Houston, TX, Kristi Hardy of Silsbee,
TX, Debbie Workman of Langley, OK, Shirley Breeden-Taylor and Don Taylor
of Schertz, TX. "The museum looks great", stated Don Taylor. "Mr. Davis
would be very proud of the way the new additions are displayed and the
overall appearance of the museum."
Only hours after the sign was completed, on October 29 the very first
travelers to take their photo there were
Richard and Arlene Campion of Minnetonka, MN
October 29, 2013
A new sign was added to Claremore's Route 66 legacy this week at the
J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum. The sign is located at the corner
of 5th and J.M. Davis Blvd. J.M. Davis Blvd is the original Route 66 built in Claremore in 1926.
"Claremore is a destination point on Oklahoma's Route 66. Thousands of
travelers from all over the world tour Route 66 every year. This sign
will be a photo op for these travelers visiting Claremore," stated Tanya
Andrews, Director of the Claremore Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Pictured are (left) Amy Gordon, operations manager at Melton Sales, a
sponsor of the sign and Tanya Andrews with the Claremore Convention and
Visitors Bureau. Also sponsoring the sign are The Nut House and the J.M.
Davis Arms and Historical Museum.
Oklahoma Lt. Governor, Todd Lamb (left) and
State Senator, Sean Burrage of Claremore held a friendly competition
against one another. Lamb edged Burrage in the marksmanship contest.
Claremore Day at Oklahoma State Capitol
Twenty Claremore Businesses, schools and museums set up informational
booths in the Oklahoma State Capitol for Claremore Day on April 29,
2013. The Davis Museum set up the indoor Daisy BB gun gallery on the
fourth floor rotunda. Numerours elected officails, assistants, security
guards and tourists from Brazil and France took their turn insdie the gallery.
Museum docent, Jim Dry (right) helps State Insurance Commissioner, John
Doak into the shooting gallery.
April 19, 2013 Legislative breakfast
Area state legislators held an update on the state issues in the current
session at the Davis Museum. Left to right; Rick Brinkley state senator
district 34, Sean Burrage state senator district 2, Marty Quinn state
representative district 9 and Ben Sherrer state representative district 8
September 7-8-9, 2012
The Friends of the J.M. Davis Museum operated the indoor BB gun gallery
at the Claremore Bluegress and Chili Festival.
Friends volunteers, Dale Marsh (left) and Jeff Kirby were target judges.
Nashville recording artist Rhonda Vincent performed at the 2012
Bluegrass and Chili Festival. Here she takes time out to take aim at the
The annual Children's Safety Day provided children and parents an
opportunity to meet officials from organizations such as, the American
Red Cross, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Claremore Fire Department, Rogers
County Sheriff's Department, Claremore Police Department, Claremore
Regional Hospital, City of Claremore Electric Department and others to
obtain safety and educational material. Boy Scout Troop 828 from
Claremore also provided a bike safety course on the museum parking lot.
Crash Test Dummies, Vince and Larry assisted with the safety course.
In October, 2012 the Bulldog Walker tank that guards
the entrance to the museum was given a fresh coat of paint. Gerber
Collision donated the paint and labor for the project. Jerry Cruz with
Gerber Collission of Claremore painted the tank.
Museum maintenance director, Robert Parris puts the finishing touches on
the tank by adding the star.
The annual U.S. Flag retirement ceremony was held at the museum. The
Claremore High School Navy R.O.T.C. and Inola High School Air Force
R.O.T.C. cadets performed the ceremony.
Guest speakers at the flag retirement ceremony were (left to right)
Oklahoma State Representative; Marty Quinn, Oklahoma State Senator; Sean
Burrage, Claremore Mayor; Mickey Perry and Oklahoma Lt. Governor; Todd Lamb.
The Davis Museum held a reception for new Claremore City Manager, Jim Thomas.
The annual Daisy BB Gun Day was held at the museum with the indoor
The adult winner was Jack Foster of Inola. He is pictured with his son
Jack Foster III.
The youth champion was (right) Liberty Strickland age 8 a third grade
student from Claremore-Sequoyah and the senior youth winner was Mattie
Bearpaw a 15 year old homeschooled student from Tulsa.
The Friends of the J.M. Davis Museum purchased a granite bench with
background information about the Bulldog Walker tank that sits on the
southeast corner of the museum. The U. S. Army tank was built in 1953
and used in service in Korea and Vietnam. It is named after general
Walton Walker who was killed in Korea.
Pictured left to right are: Bill Larkin, Don Eagleton, Carlene Webber,
Don Freed, Linda Eagleton, Bill Higgins, Judy Eagleton, Jim Dry, Alex
Dry, Fern McCoy, Jerry Chambers and Phyllis Wood.
Bill Larkin of Claremore sits next to the bench that marks the U.S. Army
tank at the J.M. Davis Museum. Larkin was a U.S. Marine that drove tanks
in several battles in the South Pacific during WW II. The Davis Museum
is proud to honor men like Larkin, that gave many prime years of their
life to keep America free.
J.M. Davis 125th Birthday Reunion June 30, 2012
J.M. Davis' 125th birthday was celebrated with a ceremony, statute
unveiling and a new book on J.M. Davis' life on June 30, 2012 at the
Davis Museum in downtown Claremore.
Friends of the Museum helped organize the decorations and food for the
reunion. Among the Friends that participated were (left to right), Marie
Allen, Linda Eagleton, Carlene Webber, Don Freed and Phyllis Wood.
Cool Cake logo for the event.
Claremore Mayor, Mickey Perry (left) and State Senator, Sean Burrage.
Burrage was the master of ceremonies at the reunion ceremony.
Speakers for the program included (left to right) Claremore mayor,
Mickey Perry, State Representative, Marty Quinn, Tulsa mayor, Dewey
Bartlett (his father was the governor when the museum was dedicated in
1969) and President of the Friends of the Davis Museum, Phil Albert.
Also on the program was (left to right) Donna McSpadden, wife of State
Senator Clem McSpadden, Ann McFerron, daughter of Oklahoma Governor
Henry Bellmon. Bellmon was the governor that worked with McSpadden in
1965 to create the bill that created the J.M. Davis Museum. Museum
Executive Director Wayne McCombs is at the far right.
Sculptor, Sandra Van Zandt and husband Doug created a maquette statue of
J.M. Davis. It was unveiled at the ceremony.
The Claremore Route 66 Cruisers, were on display in the museum's parking
lot to greet the attendees.
A new book about the life of J.M. Davis was released at the ceremony.
The books authors (left to right), Wayne McCombs, John Wooley and Larry
Larkin signed copies of the book for over and hour. The book is aviable
at the museum gift shop or by mail by calling 918-341-5707. The cost
including postage is $ 27.00.
August 27, 2012 Dr. Who visits Gun Museum
Veteran Scottish actor, Sylvester McCoy recently visited the J.M. Davis Museum in Claremore. McCoy won international acclaim by portraying “Dr. Who” in the British TV series and motion pictures from 1986-1996. He currently plays the character on a series of radio programs. In December 2012, McCoy will play the wizard “Radagast the Brown” in the new movie “The Hobbit”. The movie is a precursor to the “Lord of the Rings” movie series. Here McCoy stands next to one of the futurist weapons from the 25th century in the Davis collection, a disenagrator pistol from Buck Rogers..
May 2, 2012
The Claremore Wall of Fame added two new members, Frank and Ludmila
Robson on May 2, 2012 during ceremonies at the J.M. Davis Arms and
A large crowd filled the museum for the Wall of Fame
Ludmilla and Frank share a laugh just before the ceremony began.
Former Oklahoma governor, George Nigh was the master of ceremonies for
Larry and Cheryl Larkin, greeted the attendees.
Frank Robson (left) and former governor George Nigh discuss the "price
Former Governor, George Nigh chats with Davis Memorial Commissioner, Don
Rogers County sheriff, Scott Walton for the third time makes sure the
food prepared for the event from Dennis and Linda Coons passes
Davis Museum Executive Director, Wayne McCombs (left)
and former governor of Oklahoma, George Nigh during the 2012 Claremore
Wall of Fame ceremonies.
Each day of the festival the Friends of the Museum awarded a custom made
Daisy BB rifle to the highest score.
The winner from September 6 was Gene Hunt (right) of Claremore. He was
presented his rifle by Davis Museum Executive Director, Wayne McCombs.
Vince and Larry the Safety Dummies representatives of the Oklahoma
Highway Safety Department, give a big "thumbs up"
to Mason and Cooper Dark of Verdigris in the bike safety event.
September 22, 2012 Children's Safety Days
The annual Children's Safety Day was held at the Davis Museum on
September 22. It was sponsored by the city of Claremore Electric
Department and the GRDA. The GRDA and Claremore Wal-Mart donated
bicycles as prizes. One of the winners was four year old Gunter Rhor of Claremore.
Representing the Claremore Police Department were officers Amy
Brassfield and Lee McQueen.
Over 20 organizations set up booths that handed out
information to the children and their parents. Representing Hillcrest
Hospital-Claremore were; top row (left) Marla Roberts, Marketing
Director for Hillcrest and Leisha Fowler, Utica Park Clinic-Claremore,
bottom row, Dava Baldridge, Hillcrest-Claremore and Lori Fowler, Utica Park-Claremore.
The marksmanship winner from September 8 was (left) Jerry Phillips of
Claremore and the September 7 winner was Amber Dowty of Claremore.
Popular Nashville country and blugrass recording artist, Rhonda Vincent
played to two packed shows on September 8 during festival. In between
shows, Vincent came by the book and tried her aim at the Friends of the Museum booth.
Helping to judge the targets were Friends volunteers(left), Dale Marsh
of Claremore and Jeff Bickel of Tulsa.
The Claremore High School ROTC program also volunteered with the
operations of the shooting gallery duriung the festival. Left to right,
Taylor Flowers, Robert Bland, Tristen Greenfield, Claremore High School
ROTC commanader Murray Estabrook, Taylor Kozinski and Casmier Kozinski.
The BB marksmanship contest attracted the young and
old. Four year old John Walden of Chouteau proudly displays his target.
The Friends of the Museum held a fund raising BB rifle marksmanship contest during the Blue Grass ands Chili Festival in Claremore.
Members of the the Claremore High School FFA Skeet Shooting team helped with the safety tips and assisting the attendees with the shooting.Left
to right: Tyler Hollinsworth, Hannah Moers, Cameron McNutt and Justis Spears.
The Will Rogers Rodeo cowboys and cowgirls held a BBQ lunch at the
msueum on Friday, May 25 on the opening day of the Will Rogers Stampede
Rodeo. Jerry Olson of Auburn, NE and his pony "Lickity Split"
entertained and delighted the museums visitors. The visitor's also got
to meet some of the rodeo queen candidates such as Lacie McKey of
The Clem McSapdden book is availablefor sale in the museum's gift shop.
May 26, 2012
The museum hosted a book signing party for the release of "Spring Will
Come', the life of Clem McSpadden.
Clem's wife, Donna McSpadden, and their son, Bart McSpadden signed books
for over a hundred people. Tulsa TV perosnality, Becky Dixon waits in
line for a copy.
The Junior Youth winner was Ruston Williams of Salina, OK.
The senior youth winner for 2012 was Taylor Kosinski of Claremore.
Museum executive director, Wayne McCombs presents Taylor his custom Daisy rifle.
Joe Murfin (left) Vice-President of Marketing of Daisy Outdoor Products
presents the adult marksman winner, Dale Peterson of Claremore with his
custom Daisy rifle.
The third annual Daisy BB marksmanship contest was heldin the museum on
March 24 & 24.
The celebrity contestants were (left to right) Forrest and Sharon
Cameron from the Greater Tulsa Reporter newspapers, Randy Cowling,
editor of the Claremore Daily Progress, Claremore mayor, Mickey Perry,
Kelley Cash of KVOO FM Radio, Ron Bradley, head baseball coach at Rogers
State University and Jason Shakleford of KJRH-TV. Shakleford won the
contest and a custom made Daisy BB rifle.
Lance Jensen (second from left), Event Coordinator,
Cliff Wingfield, Product and Services Associate of USSA and wayne
McCombs, Davis Museum, executive director, hand out the prizes to the winners.
Amoung the shooters was Rogers County Sheriff, Scott Walton ( second
Davis Museum curator, Jason Schubert (left) and Lance
Jensen a Claremore, OK police officer. Jensen served as the event
Over one-hundred participants came out the be in the Steel Challenge
The Steel Challenge Match was held in March 4, 2012 at the United State
Shooting Academy in Tulsa. KWEN Radio personality Natalie Cash took her
turn shooting at steel targets.
November 2, 2011
1890's lawman's gun donated to museum
James Tandy Musgrove was sheriff of the Cooweescoowee District (present
day Rogers County) of the Cherokee Nation in the early 1890's. On June
3, 1895, Sheriff Musgrove and Deputy J.F. Flippin approached a house
near present day, Catoosa, OK to serve a writ on "Frog " Davis who has
been charged with stealing cattle and horses and taking them into the
Osage Nation. Davis had been recently released from the penitentiary in
Detroit, MI and had no intention of being arrested again.
When Musgrove and Flippin announced their intent, Davis began firing
through the cracks in the wall of an outbuilding that he was hiding in.
Sheriff Musgrove was shot by Davis in the abdomen. Davis escaped and
Musgrove died shortly thereafter. The following week Davis was arrested
near Tulsa. He was tried, convicted and sentenced to death for the
murder of Sheriff Musgrove.
James T. Musgrove, a nephew of Clem Vann Rogers and first cousin of then
15 year-old Will Rogers, is buried in Woodlawn
Cemetery in Claremore.
Musgrove was carrying a Colt Single Action Army revolver at the time of
his murder. His family has kept the gun and passed it down through the
generations. It was manufactured in 1893. In 2011, Musgrove's
great-nephews, Andy and Steven Mutzig donated the pistol to the J.M.
Davis Arms and Historical Museum to honor and preserve the history of
Sheriff James Tandy Musgrove.
October 26, 2011
Five high school students from Claremore's sister city in
Muravlenko,Siberia Russia toured the museum. Their interpreter and the
deputy mayor of the city also accompanied the students. The group was in
Claremore for two weeks.
October 14, 2011
The 2011 International Skeet Shooting Championship held a dinner October
14, 2011 at the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum in downtown
Claremore. It was sponsored by RCB Bank. The competition was held
October 15-17, 2011 at the United States Shooting Academy in Owasso.
Shooters from around the US and several foreign counties are involved.
Among the participants are (left to right) Fernando Bayo originally from
Cuba, now living in Nashville, Todd Haviland the shooting coach from the
US Military Academy in West Point, NY, Riley Moody a high school senior
from Owasso and Jon Micheal McGrath of Tulsa. McGrath won the 2010
International Shooting Sports Federation World Cup in March, 2011 in
Australia and the 2010 World Championship in Munich, Germany.
The Daisy Outdoor Company of Rogers AR, brought their indoor BB gun
range to the event. OMA members could shoot in the indoor range. The
best marksman of the evening was (left) Warren Martin, executive
director of the Tommy Franks Museum in Hobart, OK. Martin won a 125 year
history book of the Daisy Outdoor Company. The book's author is Joe
Murfin, vice-president of Daisy Outdoor Products (right.)
Jason Schubert, Davis Museum curator (left) gave tours of the museum
during the evening. He is pictured with Brenda Granger with the Oklahoma
Museum Association of Oklahoma City and Ken Busby, Executive Director &
CEO of the Tulsa Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa.
The Friends of the Museum helped with the hosting of the OMA event.
Among those that volunteered for the evening of are; (left to right)
Marie Allen, Linda Eagleton and Judy Eagleton.
September 28, 2011
Davis Museum hosts the Oklahoma Museum Association's annual convention
Claremore hosted the Oklahoma Museum Association's 2011 state
convention, September 28-30. The J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum
hosted the evening's dinner and entertainment.
Brenda Granger with the Oklahoma Museum Association takes aim in the
Daisy indoor BB gun gallery, with a pink BB rifle!
Daisy, vice-president, Joe Murfin assists Brenda.
Lilly Broaddrick of Oologah won the girls bike and helmet drawing at
Larry, the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office crash dummy, tries to
negotiate around the bicycle safety course at Safety Day.
The Claremore Fire Department demonstrates their tower truck that is
used in multi-level building emergencies.
A youngster give the "safety salute" with Super Safety Hero from the
American Red Cross.
Jason Schubert, Davis Museum curator, demonstrated BB gun safety.
June 26, 2011
Recently, the grandson, great grandson and great grand-daughter of Cyrus
S. Avery, the Father of Route 66 visited the J.M. Davis Arms and
Historical Museum. Avery, a Tulsa businessman pushed for the creation of
Route 66 in the early 1920's. Avery also was the driving force to obtain
the Spavinaw water pipeline to Tulsa, builder of the Avery Coliseum
convention center in downtown Tulsa and was a co-founder of KAKC Radio.
Pictured in front of the Route 66 mural of their grandfather in the
museum are; (left to right) Allyson Anne Avery, great grand-daughter,
Cyrus S. Avery II, grandson and Cyrus S. Avery III, great grandson. The
family now lives in the Washington D.C. area. The J.M. Davis Arms and
Historical Museum has the distention of being located between the
original Route 66 and the current Route 66 in downtown Claremore. The
museum is open daily.
June 30, 2011
The Red Cross Blood Drive at the Davis Museum exceeded the goal!
May 28, 2011
During the 2011 Claremore Rodeo, the queen contestants made an appearance at the Davis Museum. Among those on hand were: (Left) Baileigh Warren of Collinsville, OK, Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Princess 2011 and Jamie Virden of Marlow, Miss Rodeo Oklahoma, 2011.
May 23, 2011 Rib Crib Night
The Matt Bury family of Claremore took advantage of The J.M. Davis Museum Rib Crib night. Rib Crib donated 10% of the nights net sales to the museum.
The winner of the senior youth Daisy BB Gun competition was 15 year old
Scott Shelton of Oologah. Presenting him with his custom made Daisy BB
Gun is museum executive director, Wayne McCombs
The youth winner in the 2011 Daisy BB Gun shooting competition was 7
year old Adrian Tipton of Louisiana. Presenting his custom made Daisy BB
rifle is museum curator, Jason Schubert.
Kathy Burgess (far right) teacher from Tulsa's Marquette School brought
a clasas of fourth grade students to the museum on May 20.
Museum curator, Jason Schubert, left, visits with Kathy and Joe Wanenmacher of Tulsa.
The Wanemacher's host the world's largest gun and knife show, twice a
year at the Tulsa Quick Trip Center at 21st and Yale in Tulsa.
May 23, 2011
Davis Museum curator, Jason Schubert explains an exhibit for 140
children in the fourth grade class from Westside Elementary School in Claremore
The celebrity winner in the shooting competition was Dick Farout from
KOTV. Presenting Farout with his custo,m made Daisy BB rifle is Joe
Murfin, vice-president of marketing for Daisy Outdoor Products.
Joe Murfin (left) with Daisy, Jim Dry (center) Daisy product historian
and Jason Schubert (right) set up the new Daisy rifle display at the
Davis Museum. Daisy will donate ten dollars on each Daisy rifle sold at
the J.M. Davis Arms Museum in Claremore. These Daisy rifles can be
customized with your name and comes with the Davis Museum logo and the
year on the stock. For information call 918-341-5707.
The 2011 Daisy BB Gun Days celebrity shooters were (left to right);
Justin Barkley, head basketball coach at Rogers State University, Tim
Ritter, sports editor of the Claremore Daily Progress, Dick Farout,
meteorologist from KOTV in Tulsa, Shelby Travis from KRMG Radio in
Tulsa, Cara Cowan Watts, Cherokee Nation Tribal Council district 7 and
Lee Keener Cherokee Tribal candidate.
January 6, 2011
J.M. Davis Museum staff
Left to right, Davis Cuttler accounts clerk I and gift shop manager, Kim Thompson, Accounts clerk II and tourism coordinator, Stanley Prather, maintenance, Wayne McCombs, executive director, Robert Parris, maintenance director and Jason Schubert , curator. Not pictured, Shirley McClurg and Patt Cameron, receptionist/gift shop.
Oklahoma Lt. Governor, Todd Lamb (left) visited the Davis Museum on
March 26, 2011. Claremore State Senator Sean Burrage (right)invited the
Lt. Governor to the museum. One of Lamb's duties as Lt. Governor is to with with Oklahoma Tourism.
"This museum is a great place-a real state treasure," stated Lamb.
Getting their kicks February, 28, 2011
Robert Parris (left) Davis Museum maintenance director, Davis Cuttler,
(center) Gift Shop Manager and Jason Schubert, (right) curator install
an Oklahoma Route 66 display banner in the gift shop. The large banner
shows stops along the famed Route 66 through northeast Oklahoma, such as
the Foyil Totem Pole, Claremore's Will Rogers and J.M. Davis museums,
Catoosa's blue whale,Tulsa's Rose Garden, Philbrook and Gilcrease
museums and ONEOK Field.
January 18, 2011
Working on his last day.
Claremore Police Chief, Mickey Perry spent part of his last day at work
on Tuesday, speaking to the Friends of the Museum monthly meeting at the
J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum. After 41 years of law
enforcement, Perry retired Tuesday. Perry told the crowd, " My very
first traffic accident I worked in 1969 was right here in front of the
museum." Pictured with Perry are two officers from the Friends
organization, Charlene Webber(left) and Don Freed(right).
J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum Blood Drive
Blood Drive June 29
2- 6pm at the museum
Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) to schedule an appointment
All presenting donors will receive a holiday t-shirt while supplies last.
Kelley Cash (left) and Jim Carey, morning show co-hosts of KWEN K-95 Radio in Tulsa participated in the ceremony.
US Flag Retirement Ceremony, Davis Museum November 11, 2010
Members of the Claremore Junior Navy ROTC unit retiring a worn US flag.
Irene Ward (center) was the Grand Marshall in the 5th annual Claremore Veteran's Day parade on November 11, 2010. She served in the Women's Army Corp in the headquarters of Allied Commander, General Dwight Eisenhower as a communications specialist. Left is Claremore High School ROTC director Murray Estabrook and at the right is Jim Smith with Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service. Smith is the sponsor of the Veteran's Day parade and flag ceremony.
The Claremore High School ROTC and Inola High School ROTC units performed a US flag retirement ceremony at 12 noon on Veteran's Day at the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum.
A worn US flag was lowered from the staff and folded. After each fold Lt. Lamb of the Claremore ROTC explained what each fold meant in the ceremony. As the flag was placed on the fire the Claremore ROTC unit fired a 21 gun salute as "taps was played. Then the Inola ROTC presented a new American flag that was hoisted to the top of the pole as the The event attached over 600 people to view the ceremony.
October 27, 2010
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation 2011 campaign for safety is called "Get your clicks on Route 66".
To help promote driving safety, photographs were taken at the Davis Museum for billboards and posters with members of law enforcement that
are Route 66. The Davis Museum west side is located on the orginial Route 66 built in 1926 and the east side the building is next to today's Route 66.
Pictured at the Davis museum are: front row, left to right; Lt. Andy
Wimberley from Catoosa, OK; Trooper Jon Ysbrand from the Oklahoma
Highway Patrol; Sgt. Jason Arnold from Miami, OK; Captain Larry Copeland
from Chelsea, OK; Sgt. Jim Curry from Vinita, OK and Sgt. Ernie Shelby
from Commerce, OK. Second row, left to right; Barry Lamb, Chief of
Verdigris, OK; patrolman, Jarrod Cummings from Claremore, OK; Oklahoma
Highway Patrol Trooper and with the OHP Safety Office, Shawn Cummings
and Lt. Mark Pease from the Rogers County Sheriff Office.
Gun and Western Gear Show Saturday Oct 9 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday October 10 10 am – 5 pm
Does not get any better for gun enthusiast by walking in the world’s largest gun museum and being at a gun show at the same time!
Free admission. For booth space contact Wayne McCombs at 918-341-5707. Ten dollars a table, space is limited.
Childrens Safety Day September 18
Over 500 children and their parents were in attendance to receive
information from 18 local service organizations.
PLt. Adam Hull of the Rogers County Sheriff's office with Sandy the Drug Dog
Claremore has over 50 trains go through the community every day. Tracks crossing safety is something everyone should know.
From Operation Lifesaver,Eddie Kroutter (left) and Carl Schonfherde (right) gave out safety brochures to the kids and parents.
Mark Ogle with the Rogers/Mayes County Red Cross talks with a visitor to Childrens Safety Day.
The Claremore Fire Department brought out their 100 foot ladder for display during the Safety Day.
Mark Owens, (left) and Zac Milliken of the Claremore Fire Department gave children the opportunity to see inside the truckand explained the
equipment to the children.
Signing up with the Friends of the Museum is (right) Connie Jesina of Claremore. Assisting her is (left) Roger Evans, president of the Friends of the J.M. Davis Museum and Linda Eagleton membership drive chair.
The Friends of the J.M. Davis Museum started their membership renewal and new membership drive July 20. During the event the Friends held a
Treasure Hunt in the museum. (Left) Rev. Tom Launius and his son John joined the crowd in the hunt. Launis is the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Claremore.
Recording star, Patti Page held a news conference April 28, at the Davis Museum. Page gave a concert in Claremore On April 29. She is standing by her plaque in the Claremore Wall of Fame, located inside the Claremore Room in the museum. Page sold more records than any female recording artist in the decade of the 1950's. She has sold over 110 million albums in her career. Page born in Claremore as Clara Ann Fowler, was discovered while singing over Tulsa radio station KTUL on a program sponsored by the Page Milk Company.
April 15-16, 2011 Second Annual Daisy BB Gun Days
Daisy Outdoor Products will have their indoor shooting range set up in the museum for adults to challenge each other on April 15. Adults can win prizes and enjoy great food for just ten dollars a person. On Saturday, April 16 children up to age 17 can shoot to win prizes from Daisy. Free for all children up through age 17.
For more information call 918-341-5707.
Angela Rosecrans, of OETA TV takes her turn in the Daisy shooting gallery. She is assisted by Jim Sawyer with Daisy Outdoor Products.
Celebrities that took part in the shooting competition were; Tim Ritter, sports editor of the Claremore Daily Progress; Don King, talk show host with Tulsa SportsRadio; Keith Taylor, morning show host of KTUL-TV; Kelly Bostain, outdoor editor of the Tulsa World; Jason Schackelford, sports reporter with KJRH-TV (who won the celebrity competition) and Angela Rosencrans with OETA TV.
Jason Schubert, curator with the Davis Museum awards the special edition Daisy BB rife to the junior youth winner, Josh Guess of Collinsville , OK
Wayne McCombs Davis Museum, executive director awards the special edition Daisy BB rife to the senior youth winner, Adam Nofal of Claremore.
May 22, Daisy Outdoor Products held a free shooting contest for youth at the Davis Museum . Pictured left to right; Jason Schubert, Davis Museum curator, Jim Dry, Friends of the Museum volunteer and nationally known Daisy Products expert, Joe Murfin, Vice-President of Marketing for Daisy Outdoor Products, Wayne McCombs, Executive Director of the Davis Museum and Jim Sawyer, public relations volunteer with Daisy Outdoor Products.
May 21, adults competed in a marksmanship contest. Claremore businessman, Dale Peterson was the winner after tying Dennis Haddox of Claremore and winning in a shoot-off. Joe Murfin, Daisy Outdoor Products Vice-President of Marketing (right) presents Peterson with his limited edition Daisy rife.
Ribbon cutting ceremony was held to commemorate the opening of the J.M. Davis Museum in 1969. The new exhibit displays the background from the planning and building of the J.M. Davis Museum . Left to right; Jason Schubert, Davis Museum curator, Tad Jones, Oklahoma State Representative, Sean Burrage, Oklahoma State Senator, Donna McSpadden, wife of former Oklahoma State Senate Pro Tem, Clem McSpadden who spearhead the drive to build the museum and Wayne McCombs,. Davis Museum Executive Director .
Leslie McLaughlin of Skiatook (OK) completed a mural of the Mason Hotel (1913-1980). Davis housed his collection in the hotel until the museum was built in 1969.
The mural is ten feet by seven feet. It is in the Mason Hotel lobby exhibit.