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December 2020

Cowboys and Cowgirls of Color

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Historically, twenty-five percent of cowboys were people of color. Video presentations will showcase cowboys and cowgirls of color demonstrating traditional cowboy skills. See the diversity that has always been a major part of the American West. This will be a virtual event with the videos available from December 7 – December 18. To register, click here or call (405) 478-2250 ext. 241.

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January 2021

Seaside Basket Workshop

Winter doldrums have you dreaming of sand and sea? This basket workshop is the perfect pick me up! Led by BasketWeavers Guild of Oklahoma, participants will create their own Seaside Basket with optional seashell decoration. It features a wooden base and measures approximately 40 inches in diameter and 8.5 inches high (17.5 inches high with handle). All supplies included; lunch not provided. $50; $40 for Museum members. To register click here.

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February 2021

Hearts for Art

One day to celebrate love is not enough! Visit the Museum any time during February 1 – 14 and show your love for your favorite piece of art or artifact. Pick up a heart at Visitor Services, leave it by your selection and share on social media using #MyWest and #HeartsForArt. While visiting, pick up the “Find the Love” guide, a selection of art from the Museum’s collection that speaks of love. Free to Museum members or with Museum admission.

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Spiro and the Art of the Mississippian World Teacher Workshop – Elementary

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Join us for a professional development opportunity for teachers of grades K –6 at the National Cowboy Museum in collaboration with the College of Education and Professional Studies, University of Central Oklahoma. Spiro and the Art of the Mississippian World is the first major museum exhibition on the Spiro Mounds of southeast Oklahoma. It reunites extraordinary objects which haven’t been together since the site was both looted and archeologically excavated in the 1930s and 40s. Explore the religious and ceremonial…

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Oklahoma Heritage Concert – Women in the West

Watch Oklahoma history come to life in a performance by Rodeo Opry. This virtual program teaches Oklahoma history through music and culture with an emphasis on Women in the West. This will be a virtual event with the video available from February 19 – March 5. Suitable for older elementary through high school students. To register click here or call (405) 478-2250 ext. 241.

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Spiro and the Art of the Mississippian World Teacher Workshop – Secondary

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Join us for a professional development opportunity for teachers of grades 7 –12 at the National Cowboy Museum in collaboration with the College of Education and Professional Studies, University of Central Oklahoma. Spiro and the Art of the Mississippian World is the first major museum exhibition on the Spiro Mounds of southeast Oklahoma. It reunites extraordinary objects which haven’t been together since the site was both looted and archeologically excavated in the 1930s and 40s. Explore the religious and ceremonial…

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March 2021

Cherokee Beadwork

Learn about beadwork methods used by Cherokees in the mid-1700s. Students will create a purse (approximately 4" x 4") utilizing the two needle applique stitch and edge beading. 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. Register by February 26.  To register click here.

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Sunday Spiro Spotlight – Margaret Wheeler

Grab a stool and listen to invited artisans discuss their craft. An award-winning weaver, Margaret Wheeler balances fashion with art, using modern technology to help her with the ancient pastime of weaving. Her Chickasaw heritage influences the look and feel of her weavings, which may eventually adorn mannequins and customers. A President’s Award recipient at Red Earth Festival and an inductee into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame, Wheeler will share about her pieces included in the Spiro and the Art…

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Educators After Hours: Spiro and the Art of the Mississippian World

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Socialize after hours during a free K – 12 professional development session at the National Cowboy Museum. Eric Singleton, Curator of Ethnology at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and curator of Spiro and the Art of the Mississippian World, leads educators on a tour of the exhibit, which reunites extraordinary objects which haven’t been together since the site was both looted and archeologically excavated in the 1930s and 40s. Participants will: Explore Spiro and the Art of the…

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Artist Demonstrations

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Following the Looting & Archeology Panel discussion, explore artist demonstration stations and learn more about traditional and contemporary native craft. Participating artists include: Martha Berry, Cherokee Beadwork Artist, Jereldine Redcorn, Caddo Potter and Margaret Roach Wheeler, Chickasaw/Choctaw weaver and Native American fashion designer 

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April 2021

Sunday Spiro Spotlight – Jereldine Redcorn

Grab a stool and listen to invited artisans discuss their craft. Jereldine Redcorn is recognized nationally and internationally for reviving Caddo Pottery. Her designs are especially inspired by prehistoric Native American decorative motifs from the Spiro Mounds. Her bottle “Intertwining Scrolls” was selected by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for permanent display in the White House Oval Office. A self-taught artist, Redcorn imbues each piece with her own aesthetic; while many of her vessels bear traceable references to…

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Sunday Spiro Spotlight – Anita Fields

Grab a stool and listen to invited artisans discuss their craft. Artist Anita Fields creates works of clay and textile that reflect the worldview of her Native Osage culture. Field’s practice explores the complexities of cultural influences and the intersections of balance and chaos. Her art creates narratives that asks viewers to consider other ways of seeing and being in an effort to understand our shared existence. Landscapes, environment and the influences of nature are themes found throughout the work…

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Living History Performance: York: Explorer

York: Explorer is the story of the enslaved man who traveled west with the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1803. As a Corps of Discovery member, York found his spirit of freedom and was an important team member. That new spirit nearly got him killed when he returned to “civilization” at the expedition’s conclusion. York was never permitted to tell his story, but the expedition journals, William Clark’s letters and other accounts provide a sketch of the man and his…

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May 2021

Sunday Spiro Spotlight – Martha Berry

Grab a stool and listen to invited artisans discuss their craft. Martha Berry is a Cherokee beadwork artist who creates beaded art inspired by traditional Southeastern Woodlands Native American Indians. Her beadwork often illustrates the stories and lore of her Cherokee ancestors, allowing the observer to experience the power of their knowledge and the richness of their experience. Designated a Cherokee National Living Treasure by the Cherokee Nation for traditional Cherokee beadwork, Berry will share about her pieces included in…

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