February 9, 2021
Counting Down to the Spiro Opening. Behind the Scenes with Eric Singleton, Ph.D., our Curator of Ethnology.
February 3, 2021
Another Spiro Exhibition Sneak Peek with ERIC SINGLETON, PH.D CURATOR OF ETHNOLOGY
January 29, 2021
In the Vault with Eric Singleton, Ph.D Curator of Ethnology Talking About Spiro Again
November 4, 2020
#HashtagHowTheWestWas1 or 1 Million
Tim, People are loving your hashtag #HashtagHowTheWestWas1 for our newest fundraising campaign. Disappointed my #FunRaisingForTheCowboy hashtag initiative didn’t really get the traction I was hoping for. Can you work up another email and post? The Museum is getting a great response and outpouring of support but everyone knows that this has been a challenging year […]
October 27, 2020
Tim, Loved your last email for the Museum’s fundraising campaign. Simple and straight to the point that this is an excellent institution providing continuing inspiration and education about the diversity of the West. I noticed you didn’t really incorporate my hashtag concept #FunRaisingForTheCowboy. Or, if you have a hashtag idea, I’d love to hear your […]
October 12, 2020
The Western Heritage Fund
Tim, We’re putting together a fundraising campaign with a series of emails and social posts encouraging people to donate to the Western Heritage Fund and help the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum continue to preserve and share the West’s diverse experiences and stories with audiences for generations to come. I was thinking maybe using […]
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September 29, 2020
Atherton Gallery – A New Look at the Old West
Home to the National Cowboy Museum’s historic Western art collection, the William S. and Ann Atherton Art of the American West Gallery has long been a focal point of the Museum’s vaunted permanent collection. It was a welcome surprise recently when the Atherton family — long-time Museum supporters including Emeritus Director William Atherton and Museum […]
August 6, 2020
Prix de West Works in Progress
Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting some Prix de West 2020 art and artists on our blog. There’s so much to share and we don’t want you to miss a single piece of this fantastic Western art so keep checking back. This week we’re going to share some art while it was […]
July 9, 2020
We have some awesome people that work at the Museum. They’ve got a million stories to tell you. You’re gonna learn a lot.
July 7, 2020
Find Your West
History is more than a timeline. At its core, it is about people. Not just the famous and infamous, but the everyday and ordinary.
March 20, 2018
Fields of Fearlessness
Stories about Fields vary from source to source, but the most common theme is of her brazen, bold, and daring personality. There is no question she was a strong African American woman in a time when being a woman alone was stifling and offered few options.
September 19, 2017
Surviving the Dust Bowl
Rather than being untold stories, however, for many these are stories well known. Stories of individuals such as my grandfather, James Nidey, who today at age 96 still lives on the same section of land where, as a young man, he endured the 1930s in the epicenter of the Dust Bowl:
July 31, 2017
A Cowboy’s Funeral
Cowboys lived and invariably died here. Though the flagstone structures built up to protect their graves are beginning to crumble due to time, they are still standing nevertheless.
June 29, 2017
Seven Things You Didn’t Know About the Chisholm Trail
Ironically, Jesse Chisholm never knew that cowboys adopted his name for the most famous cattle trail in the West.
June 27, 2016
When one considers that the appearance of sundogs actually presaged the Battle of the Washita, it becomes clear how an abstract work of art, when viewed through a certain contextual prism, can reveal a story as profound as that of the United States’ conflict with Plains Indian cultures of the 19th century.
November 10, 2015
Jackson Sundown: Busting Broncs, Breaking Barriers
He challenged the perceptions and definitions of identity. He demonstrated that people are multi-faceted and not one dimensional. He was not a Nez Perce or a cowboy. He was a Nez Perce and a cowboy.