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Bedtime Buckaroos: “Armadillo Rodeo”

Join us as we spark imaginations by hosting virtual bedtime stories with “Bedtime Buckaroos,” presented by Paycom.

Storytime plays a vital role in introducing children to the magic of books. Each week we’ll feature a new engaging Western story read by local authors, community leaders, traditional storytellers and Museum staff.

This week, listen to Diana Fields, the Chief Program Officer at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, read “Armadillo Rodeo” by Jan Brett.

“When Bo spots what he thinks is a “rip-roarin’, rootin’-tootin’, shiny red armadillo,” he knows what he has to do. Follow that armadillo! Bo leaves his mother and three brothers behind and takes off for a two-stepping, bronco-bucking adventure. Jan Brett turns her considerable talents toward the Texas countryside in this amusing story of an armadillo on his own.”

About the Reader

Diana Fields is the Chief Program Officer at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Diana began her career in the museum field at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. She has been focusing on development and programming for over 16 years, recently assisting the Annie Oakley Society with the Museum’s successful $15 million capital campaign, Liichokoshkomo’.

Liichokoshkomo’ is an outdoor educational experience that features hands-on/minds-on interactive exhibits for children and families. Personally, Fields grew up in a multiracial family that was loud and proud about their heritage, including Scottish, Eastern Band of Cherokee and African American roots. And now she and husband Arthur, an enrolled Pawnee and Otoe tribal descendent, are raising their five children in the same way.

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