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Claremore Museum of History receives the American Association for State and Local History's Award of Excellence

The Claremore Museum of History

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) congratulates the Claremore Museum of History for receiving an Award of Excellence for the Lynn Riggs Gallery. The Award of Excellence is part of the AASLH Leadership in History Awards, the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation of state and local history.

The Claremore Museum of History acquired the personal estates of several of Lynn Riggs’ family members. Within the collections, the museum now owns paintings that were owned and on display in Lynn Rigg’s personal home that were painted by his partner, Ramon Naya, as well as from very well-known painters of the time period that were Lynn Riggs’ personal friends. In addition to the paintings, the museum has also obtained personal items such as his studio piano from his apartment in New York, original negatives from personal photographs he took during his lifetime, home items, his library and music collection as well as notes, letters, original plays with his personal notes and college papers.