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May 2019


Annual Chuck Wagon Festival

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Museum grounds and galleries Join us for this two-day, fun-filled family weekend showcasing chuck wagon food samples, buttermaking with Ag in the Classroom, artisan demonstrations, bandanna decorating, live music, rope making with Ward Family Trick Ropers, Western reenactors, face painting, children’s craft stations, photos with a longhorn, giant puzzles, dress up areas, and more! For more information, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org/chuckwagon. Admission purchased at the door: $15 per person Free for children 12 & under $5 off…

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June 2019

Prix de West Opening Weekend

Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale Opening Weekend Events Friday, June 7, through Saturday, June 8, 2019 The Museum hosts its annual exhibition of more than 300 paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation. The premier art exhibition features works ranging from historical pieces that reflect the early days of the West, to more contemporary and impressionistic works of art. Landscapes, wildlife art, and illustrative scenes are always highlighted in the exhibition. New…

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September 2019

Annie Oakley Society Luncheon


The Annie Oakley Society is made up of women leaders and philanthropists who, like Annie Oakley, play a significant role in shaping their communities while keeping the values and spirit of the West alive. Through their efforts, members are working with the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum to build and sustain world-class educational experiences to teach children and families the rich history of the American West. In addition to preserving Western heritage and supporting children’s education, the members of…

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October 2019

Traditional Cowboy Arts Exhibition & Sale

October 4 - 5, 2019 Galleries open to the public October 5 In one of the most significant events to impact the fine art world, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum hosts the Opening Weekend exhibition and sale for an outstanding organization. The Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA) showcases the best of saddlemaking, bit and spur making, silversmithing and rawhide braiding. The TCAA exhibition opens to the public on October 5 and is on view through January 6, 2020.…

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November 2019

Rodeo Hall of Fame Weekend


November 8-9, 2019 The Rodeo Historical Society along with the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum  host the annual Rodeo Hall of Fame Weekend celebrating the induction of rodeo legends into the Rodeo Hall of Fame, Ben Johnson Memorial Award, and the Tad Lucas Memorial Award recipients. Weekend events include the Rope ‘N’ Ride Cocktail Reception, Inductee Panel Discussion, Champions’ Dinner, Benefit Auction, and Induction Ceremony. Reservations for 2019 event coming soon.   Become a member of the Rodeo Historical…

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Rodeo Hall of Fame Weekend

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and the Rodeo Historical Society host the annual Rodeo Hall of Fame Weekend celebrating rodeo legends induction into the Rodeo Hall of Fame as well as Ben Johnson Memorial Award and Tad Lucas Memorial Award recipients. Weekend events include the Rope ‘N’ Ride Cocktail Reception, Inductee Panel Discussion, Champions’ Dinner, Benefit Auction, and Induction Ceremony. Reservations for most events are required; visit nationalcowboymuseum.org/rodeoweekend.

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Small Works, Great Wonders

Patiently Waiting by Edward Aldrich, Oil, 16” x 16” November 8, 2019 Small Works, Great Wonders® features a fusion of traditional and contemporary paintings and sculpture at affordable prices. Enjoy cocktails with more than 100 of the nation’s finest artists, including many from the prestigious Prix de West. Door prizes, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live music paired with beautiful works of art make for a truly special evening. During this unique sales event, purchasers may leave with art in hand at the end…

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December 2019

Express Employment Professionals’ 25rd Annual Cowboy Christmas Ball


Express Employment Professionals’ 25th Annual Cowboy Christmas Ball December 6, 2019 Presented by Express Employment Professionals, the 25th annual yuletide dance features Michael Martin Murphey headlining an evening of entertainment for the entire family. An alcohol-free event with more than enough spirit coming from the combination of a bountiful home-cooked dinner buffet, traditional Western songs and dances dating back more than 100 years, and an unforgettable visit from Santa. Reservations are required; visit nationalcowboymuseum.org/cowboychristmas. 5:00 p.m.         Visit Santa Claus and shop in The…

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Saturdays for Kids: Holidays at the Museum

10:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m. Various Locations Celebrate the holidays in Prosperity Junction, a turn-of-the-century frontier town. Make Western inspired ornaments, pine cone birdfeeders, decorations, meet historical Western figures, sample frontier food, or mosey up to the sarsaparilla bar before dropping off your holiday wish list with Santa! Find Howe and Dee the Cowboy Elves to earn your own special badge. Free for children and accompanying adults. Available while supplies last. This program is made possible, in part, with support from…

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