The Woolaroc Museum presents one of America’s must unique displays of Western art and artifacts; Native American pottery, baskets, beads, blankets and cultural art; historical displays and one of the most complete collections of Colt firearms. It is one of the most outstanding western art collections in the world that also represents the culture and lifestyles of the people and peoples of America and the American West.
The Frank Phillips Ranch was founded in 1925 and the Woolaroc Museum had a humble beginning four years later in 1929.
Frank Phillips was a great aviation enthusiast. If Lindbergh had not flown the Atlantic Ocean in 1927, there might never have been a Woolaroc Museum. Just five months after the historic Lindbergh flight, Frank sponsored a small, single-engine monoplane named "WOOLAROC" in the Dole Flight from Oakland, California to Honolulu, Hawaii Territory on August 24-25, 1927. Twenty-six hours, seventeen minutes and thirty-three seconds after taking off, the WOOLAROC landed at Wheeler Field in Honolulu, winning the race. Two years after this historic trans-Pacific flight, the plane was retired to the Woolaroc ranch for which it was named.
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