Special Events at the owens-rogers museum

Ginger Rogers Birthday Celebration

Month of July: Ginger Rogers' Birthday Celebration

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Ginger's Birthday was on July 16, 1911. Step back in time and hear about Ginger Rogers' visits to Independence in 1964 and 1994 when Independence declared "Ginger Rogers Day" and President Harry Truman presented the Key to the City to Ginger. We'll have newspaper articles and photos on display in the museum from both of these events. Also see an extra-special display from Roberta Olden's collection on Saturdays only!


 Saturdays in July, 2019

10am - 3pm


Owens-Rogers Museum

100 W Moore Street, Independence, MO 


Regular Admission: $8.00

Bring non-perishable food for the Salvation Army and get 1/2 off the admission price in July


Pay at the door

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Photo: President Truman with Ginger Rogers (right) and Lela Rogers (far right) in 1964

Credit: From the Roberta Olden Ginger Collection


See more photos of this event on display in the Museum


Hear the audio with Presdent Truman and Lela and Ginger Rogers!