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Lynn Riggs

Lynn Riggs is considered to be one of Oklahoma’s greatest playwrights. His Cherokee Heritage and childhood experiences growing up in Indian Territory  inspired many of his works. One of his most famous works, “Green Grow the Lilacs,” was adapted by Rodgers and Hammerstein into the musical “Oklahoma!” The Lynn Riggs Family Collection, containing art, letters, manuscripts, photographs and more, is housed at the Claremore Museum of History.