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February 2022

Curator Conversations: Western Wares

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From rhinestones and pearl snaps to cattle horns on the grill of a car, people recognize and associate specific design elements with the West. Join curators Samantha Schafer and Nathan Jones for an overview presentation of the new exhibition Western Wares. This seated presentation will be followed by a walk and talk tour with plenty of opportunity for questions! $5; free for Museum members. Click Here to Register.

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March 2022

Cherokee Beadwork

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In conjunction with the exhibition Western Wares, discover the diverse ways people adorn personal items. Learn the two-needle applique style of beadwork used by Southeastern tribes during the flourishing period of historic beadwork in the 18th century. Students will bead an iconic design popular during that period. Suitable for beginners to advanced. Led by Cherokee National Treasure Tonia Hogner-Weavel, who has taught Cherokee beadwork for the past 10 years. All supplies provided, limited enrollment. $50; $40 for Museum members. Click…

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Kids Take Over the Cowboy: Western Wears

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Explore the world of Wild West fashion! Find modern examples of classic Western style in the Western Wares exhibition. Discover all the bling and embellishments used on cowboy hats, trousers, blouses and even dentures! Compare and contrast how much fashion has changed since the early days of the cowboy. Design your own paper vest, bolo tie and Western cuffs. Enjoy storytime at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Free for members or with Museum admission. Available while supplies last.

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Curator Conversations: Fabulous Fashion

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Focus on the fabulous fashions that are represented in Western Wares with Archivist and Exhibition Curator Samantha Schafer. Learn to identify key design elements by decade and how those fashions continue to find new life today. $5; free for Museum members.

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Spring Break Drop-In Activities: Mini-Weavings

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Inspired by the mini-weavings found in Western Wares, create a pint-sized textile piece of art.

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