Roy Rogers’ Museum Moves to Branson

The Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum is leaving Victorville, Calif., for Branson, Mo. Due to open in spring 2003, the museum will include a theater and is being built on four acres behind Yakov Smirnoff’s theater at a cost of $3 million. A two-time member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, as a solo act and as a member of the Sons of the Pioneers, Rogers died in 1998. Evans died in 2001. “We know Mom and Dad have a big fan base in the Midwest because people there still promote love of country, faith in God and true family values,” said “Dusty” Rogers Jr., the couple’s son. 07/19/02