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May 2019

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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! Admission purchased at the door: $15 per person Free for children 12 & under $5 off for Last Frontier Council Scouts…

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Signature Tour

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from American Indians and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture.…

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Signature Tour

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from American Indians and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture.…

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June 2019

Saturdays for Kids: Cowboy Life

Lincoln Hallway 10:00 a.m. – Noon Cowboy life was not all about taking care of cattle. Out on the range or on long cattle drives, cowboys also had to take care of themselves. Discover how they cared for their day-to-day needs and what they did for entertainment. Free for children and accompanying adults. Available while supplies last. This program is made possible, in part, with support from the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation.  

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Prix de West Workshop: Painting Atmosphere and Reflective Light

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Museum Classrooms Dan Mieduch has painted for more than 40 years. He will demonstrate his special technique for capturing a subject and creating a feeling of air and depth of field. He teaches principles of reflected light using pops of color, and reveals what he calls an “easy” way to infuse paintings with life and sparkle. Students are encouraged to bring previous work for Mieduch to transform by brightening and adding his unique touch. Skill…

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Summer Break Group Specials

Day Care / Day Camp Summer Break Specials Galleries and Classrooms A & B Visit the National Cowboy Museum for a fun, interactive experience with your children’s group. Group Rates start at $3.50 per child. Select one of the following programs or choose a self-directed tour. Wild in the West Monday-Friday Animal Tracks, ages 4 – 6 Best of the West, ages 7 – 12 "Wild in the West" engages children pre-K through second grade in tracking different animals in…

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Prix de West Opening Weekend

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. 2019 Prix de West…

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Prix de West Art Moments

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a variety of 10-minute spotlight talks throughout the galleries to introduce different works by contemporary artists associated with the current Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale, as well as works by Prix de West artists in the Museum’s permanent collection. Browse the galleries and hold casual conversations with Museum docents. Art Moments focusing on Prix de West artists are held June 7, 8, and 9. Free to Museum members and Prix de West…

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Prix de West Art Moments

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Enjoy a variety of 10-minute spotlight talks throughout the galleries to introduce different works by contemporary artists associated with the current Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale, as well as works by Prix de West artists in the Museum’s permanent collection. Browse the galleries and hold casual conversations with Museum docents. Art Moments focusing on Prix de West artists are held June 7, 8, and 9. Free to Museum members and Prix de West patrons, or with Museum…

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Art & Food Trucks

Noon – 2:00 p.m. Hungry for local cuisine and a look at the 2019 Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale? Enjoy a variety of food trucks and shop The Museum Store. Join Prix de West-themed Art Moments—10-minute spotlight talks offered by Museum docents. 

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Prix de West Art Moments

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a variety of 10-minute spotlight talks throughout the galleries to introduce different works by contemporary artists associated with the current Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale, as well as works by Prix de West artists in the Museum’s permanent collection. Browse the galleries and hold casual conversations with Museum docents. Art Moments focusing on Prix de West artists are held June 7, 8, and 9. Free to Museum members and Prix de West…

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Prix de West Workshop: Painting the Canyons of the West

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Museum Classrooms Western painter G. Russell Case is inspired by nature, with its simple shapes, hard lines, and shadows. His landscapes are compositions that combine the natural world’s beauty with the rich imagination and originality of an artist’s mind. Case will focus on basic landscape approaches with an emphasis on the Western canyons as the subject. Students may use landscapes of their choice. Skill level: beginner to advanced. $480 per person; $400 per Museum member.…

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Summer Signature Tour

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from Native Americans and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the working cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture.…

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Summer Signature Tour

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from Native Americans and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the working cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture.…

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Summer Signature Tour

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from Native Americans and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the working cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture.…

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Summer Signature Tour

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from Native Americans and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the working cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture.…

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Summer Signature Tour

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from Native Americans and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the working cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture.…

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Art Moments

Enjoy a variety of 10-minute spotlight talks throughout the galleries to introduce different works in the Museum’s temporary exhibitions or permanent collection. Browse the galleries and hold casual conversations with Museum docents. Weekends June 15 through September 1. Free to Museum members or with Museum admission.

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Summer Signature Tour

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1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from Native Americans and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the working cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture.…

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Summer Signature Tour

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1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from Native Americans and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the working cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture.…

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Summer Signature Tour

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1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from Native Americans and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the working cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture.…

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Summer Signature Tour

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1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from Native Americans and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the working cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture.…

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Summer Signature Tour

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1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from Native Americans and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the working cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture.…

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Summer Signature Tour

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from Native Americans and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the working cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture.…

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Summer Signature Tour

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from Native Americans and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the working cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture.…

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Summer Signature Tour

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1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from Native Americans and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the working cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture.…

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Summer Signature Tour

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from Native Americans and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the working cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture.…

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Summer Signature Tour

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from Native Americans and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the working cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture.…

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July 2019

Summer Signature Tour

Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from Native Americans and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the working cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture. Walk away with a…

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Saturdays for Kids: Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day on the frontier at the National Cowboy Museum. 10:00 a.m. - Noon Classrooms, Lincoln Hallway, Galleries With a cake walk and a variety of other activities, there is certain to be something for guests of all ages. Free for children and accompanying adults. Available while supplies last. This program is made possible, in part, with support from the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation.

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Read the West Book Club

JOIN READ THE WEST  BOOK CLUB! Held in the Dub & Mozelle Richardson Theater JULY 18, 2019 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains (1902) Into the rough Wyoming landscape rides The Virginian, a solitary man whose unbending will is his only guide through life. The Virginians unwavering beliefs in right and wrong are soon tested as he tries to fight against the corruption that rules the land. Owen Wisters epic tale stands not only…

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A Date with the Duke: McLintock (1963)

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. S.B. “Burk” Burnett Board Room In McClintock (1963), Cattle baron, banker, and model citizen George McLintock (John Wayne) has the world in his hands. The only thing missing is his wife, Catherine (Maureen O’Hara), who left him two years earlier, suspecting him of adultery. In an effort to get on with his life, McLintock saves a beautiful, but impoverished, widow from resettlement and hires her as his cook, welcoming both her and her two children…

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Farm Basket Workshop

Hand-craft the perfect storage piece or décor accent. Suitable for beginner to advanced, all supplies provided; lunch is on your own. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Classrooms A & B Led by Basket Weavers Guild of Oklahoma, participants will create their own farm basket measuring approximately 9 inches high, 13 inches wide (square to round opening). General Pricing: $35 Museum Pricing: $30 Register online by July 23 at nationalcowboymuseum.org/farm-basket-workshop-registration/ 

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National Day of the Cowboy

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Come join in the fun on National Day of the Cowboy! Begin with a larger-than-life performance of Pecos Bill and the Ghost Stampede by Oklahoma Children’s Theatre. Young Missy Cougar-Wildcat has always wished she could live an adventure as big as her home state, and when the roughest, rowdiest cowboy of all enters her world, she quickly finds herself up to her braids in a brand new legend packed with action, laughs, and the world’s largest prairie dog. After the play, join…

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August 2019

Advancing the Pencil Portrait, Part I

LIMITED ENROLLMENT August 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2019 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Classrooms A & B SKILL LEVEL: Beginner to Advanced Whether you are new artist or have drawn for a while, this class helps you explore the essential steps in rendering an eye-catching portrait. The class covers how materials can create different textures and values as well as weekly demonstrations. Instructor: Scottie Scott Supply list provided. General Pricing $120 Museum Member Pricing $100 Register online at nationalcowboymuseum.org/event/advancingpencilport…

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Saturdays for Kids: Create a Brand

10:00 a.m. - Noon Lincoln Hallway Ranchers use brands to show which cattle are theirs. Learn how to read a brand and then create your own design. Free for children and accompanying adults. Available while supplies last. This program is made possible, in part, with support from the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation.

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Western Movie Matinees

Join us for these curated selections made possible with support from anonymous film fans. Popcorn provided. Free admission on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers. ¡Paseo! (Ride!): Caballeros, Vaqueros and Gauchos in American Films In an effort to explore the origins and evolution of the American cowboy from Europe and Africa to the Americas, Michael R. Grauer, McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture/Curator of Cowboy Collections and Western Art, presents four films about caballeros, vaqueros and gauchos in…

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Read the West Book Club

JOIN READ THE WEST  BOOK CLUB! Held in the Dub & Mozelle Richardson Theater AUGUST 22, 2019 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. An Undisturbed Peace (2016) An Undisturbed Peace by Mary Glickman tells a sweeping historical novel of the Trail of Tears. A Jewish immigrant, a Cherokee woman and a black slave find love, friendship and redemption while facing the horrors of President Jackson’s Indian Removal Act as the tribes of the South make the grueling journey across the Mississippi River…

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September 2019

Western Movie Matinees: Girls with Guns

Join us for these curated selections made possible with support from anonymous film fans. Popcorn provided. Free admission on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers. Girls with Guns Women in Westerns generally fall into two predictable categories: good girls and good-time girls.  But give them a gun and both become a lot more interesting! Although songwriter Irving Berlin famously asserted, “You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun,” as seen in these lively female firearm yarns, Hollywood…

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Advancing the Pencil Portrait, Part II

LIMITED ENROLLMENT SKILL LEVEL: Beginner to Advanced August 29, September 5, 12, 19 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Classrooms A & B Drawing the pencil portrait not only pushes us to render a likeness, but brings challenges in texture. This class continues working artists with correct proportions and value placement, as well as focusing on different skin textures, clothing and hair. There will be a class project; or attendees may bring a picture of someone to draw. There will also…

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Saturdays for Kids: Native American Games

10:00 a.m. - Noon Western State Plaza Many modern games have Native American roots. Test your skills as you play traditional games like Game of Grace, ring toss, and more. Free for children and accompanying adults. Available while supplies last. This program is made possible, in part, with support from the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation.

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Signature Tour

Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from Native Americans and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the working cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture. Walk away with a…

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Ante Up!

Take a ride back to the Wild West at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Enjoy casino games, live entertainment, and more in a Western Saloon atmosphere. Go "all in" to support the Museum’s public education programs.

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Conservation in the West Workshop – Elementary

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September 17, 2019 – Elementary Teachers (Grades K – 5) 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Join us for a K – 12 teacher professional development opportunity at the National Cowboy Museum in collaboration with the College of Education and Professional Studies, University of Central Oklahoma. This educator workshop focuses on the history of conservation in the West, including the establishment of the National Park System. Participants gain a better understanding of the political and legislative aspects of conservation and the…

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Conservation in the West Workshop – Secondary

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September 18, 2019 – Secondary Teachers (Grades 6 – 12) 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Join us for a K – 12 teacher professional development opportunity at the National Cowboy Museum in collaboration with the College of Education and Professional Studies, University of Central Oklahoma. This educator workshop focuses on the history of conservation in the West, including the establishment of the National Park System. Participants gain a better understanding of the political and legislative aspects of conservation and the…

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Cherokee Cultural Celebration

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. In partnership with the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the National Cowboy Museum presents a Cherokee Cultural Celebration. Students will experience a variety of activities related to 19th century Cherokee culture and lifestyle. Hands-on participation in Cherokee games such as blow gun shooting, stickball playing, marbles, and chunkey will be presented. Demonstrations in pottery making, basket weaving, and finger weaving will show the unique Cherokee lifestyle of this time period. Other activity stations will…

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Read the West Book Club

JOIN READ THE WEST  BOOK CLUB! Held in the Dub & Mozelle Richardson Theater - refreshments provided SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Wild Bill (2019) In July 1865, Wild Bill Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, Missouri, the first quick-draw duel on the frontier. Thus began the reputation that made him a marked man to every gunslinger in the Wild West. The legend of Wild Bill has only grown since his death in 1876. Bestselling author…

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Annie Oakley Society Luncheon

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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 Association Workshop: Scroll Layout and Design with Sam Alfano

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Classrooms In conjunction with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA) this workshop is taught by Sam Alfano. Alfano, a certified Master Engraver and world-renown-designer, has engraved for 39 years. He is best known for his intricate designs, precise detail, and flawless execution of this demanding art form. The workshop will cover scroll layout and design applicable to the disciplines of bit and spur making, silversmithing, and saddlemaking. Alfano’s understanding of scrolls and leaf structures will…

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Western Movie Matinees: Laughing Out Loud

Join us for these curated selections made possible with support from anonymous film fans. Popcorn provided. Free admission on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers. Laughing Out Loud: Westerns with a Comic Spirit Many great Western films feature serious stories, but the comic spirit has always been “out West” as well. This series celebrates what Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Doris Day, Paul Newman and Robert Redford have added to Western cinema. Andrew Horton, the Jeanne H. Smith…

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Traditional Cowboy Arts Exhibition & Sale

October 4 - 5, 2019 Galleries open to the public October 5 The Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA) will showcase 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. Reservations for most Opening Weekend events are required; visit nationalcowboymuseum.org/tcaa To visit last years pieces go to: tcaa.nationalcowboymuseum.org

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Saturdays for Kids: Little Buckaroos Round-up

10:00 a.m. – Noon Western States Plaza Do you have what it takes to be a cowboy or cowgirl? Test your skills at the Little Buckaroos Round-Up. Put on your favorite cowboy gear and join us for stick horse barrel races, roping, and more. Free for children and accompanying adults. Available while supplies last. This program is made possible, in part, with support from the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation.  

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Turn the Town Upside Down!

10:00 a.m. – Noon Prosperity Junction Fun and fantasy abound when the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum welcomes friends to the transformed Prosperity Junction Western town! Begin Halloween with imaginative, kid-friendly activities. Families can sample sarsaparilla in the Silver Dollar Saloon, create a spooky woven matt, make a lantern, color a trick-or-treat bag and more. Come in costume! You may see your favorite creatures and characters turn the town upside down! $5 per person; free for Museum members. No…

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Wild Weather Camp

The Museum hosts David Payne’s Wild Weather Camp, a fun and interactive weather safety program developed by David Payne and the News 9 Weather Team for elementary students. Kids will learn about severe weather events and what to do in different scenarios. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy after the 45-minute presentation, then explore weather-related art in the Museum galleries. Admission is free for students and chaperones (one per seven students). Ask about a bus travel reimbursement. Space is limited…

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November 2019

Saturdays for Kids: Create a Tipi

10:00 a.m. – Noon Lincoln Hallway The home of many Plains Indians, the tipi was sturdy and portable. Make your own and personalize it with symbols that are meaningful to you. Free for children and accompanying adults. Available while supplies last.  This program is made possible, in part, with support from the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation.

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Rodeo Hall of Fame Weekend

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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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Oklahoma Heritage Concert

Celebrate Oklahoma’s 112th birthday and watch history come to life at the National Cowboy Museum with stage performances by Rodeo Opry, using an interactive program to teach Oklahoma history, music and culture. This educational music experience takes participants through trials and triumphs, including Native American heritage, the Dust Bowl, state symbols and famous Oklahomans. Follow up the concert with self-exploration of Museum galleries. Free admission to the program and Museum for students and chaperones (one per seven students). Concert runs…

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Hearth Basket Workshop

  SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner to Advanced 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Classroom A & B Every home needs a hearth basket to hold kindling, magazines or whatever you choose! Led by Basket Weavers Guild of Oklahoma, participants will create their own hearth basket, measuring approximately 20 inches long, 10 inches wide, and 14 inches high (with handle). All supplies provided; lunch is on your own. General Pricing: $35 Museum Members: $30 Register online by November 12 at nationalcowboymuseum.org/event/hearth-basket-workshop.    

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December 2019

A Date with the Duke: Donovan’s Reef (1963)

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Theater  In Donovan's Reef (1963), three World War II Navy veterans – Donovan (John Wayne), Doc Dedham (Jack Warden) and Gilhooley (Lee Marvin) – converge on the French Polynesian island of Haleakaloha and team up to deceive Dedham’s prim daughter Amelia (Elizabeth Allen), who just learned of her father’s existence and his inherited stock from the company of which she is chairman. She hopes to find just cause to reclaim his shares. Dedham’s marriage to…

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Holiday Wine-Down

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December 3 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Located in the Museum Lobby Relax from the stresses of the holidays! Visit the Museum for a Holiday Wine-Down painting class under instruction from Wine & Palette. $45; $40 for Museum members. All supplies provided, including light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Reservations required by November 29. Register to Attend

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Educators After Hours: Appreciation Night

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Educators and a guest are invited to experience all that the National Cowboy Museum offers teachers and students! Museum education staff, curators and docents will showcase available educational resources, preview student tours and lead Museum vault tours. (Space is limited on vault tours.) Guests are also invited to explore Museum galleries on their own. Refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available. Limited to K-12 educators and student teachers plus one guest. This event is free; however,…

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Express Employment Professionals’ 25rd Annual Cowboy Christmas Ball

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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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February 2020

Oklahoma Heritage Concert – The Dirty Thirties

Watch Oklahoma history come to life at the National Cowboy Museum with stage performances by Rodeo Opry. This interactive program teaches Oklahoma history, music and culture with an emphasis on Woody Guthrie, the Dust Bowl, and the 1930s and the special exhibition, Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing. Follow up the concert with self-exploration of Museum galleries. Free admission to the program and Museum for students and chaperones (one per seven students). Concert runs one hour. Suitable for older elementary through…

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$20

Dorothea Lange: More than the Dust Bowl Workshop

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Join us for a professional development opportunity for teachers of grades 5 –12 at the National Cowboy Museum in collaboration with the College of Education and Professional Studies, University of Central Oklahoma. Best known for her Migrant Mother photograph, Dorothea Lange’s body of work touched on provocative social and political issues throughout her career, including Japanese internment, racial segregation and Civil Rights. This workshop focuses on Lange’s social and political activism in the 20th century as seen through her lens.…

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March 2020

Weatherschool

NewsChannel 4 and the National Cowboy Museum are teaming up to present Weatherschool, a great way for kids to learn about Oklahoma’s ever-changing weather in a lively format with the KFOR 4Warn Storm Team. Following Weatherschool, explore the Museum’s exhibitions to discover the role of weather in the West. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy after the 45-minute presentation, then explore weather-related art in the Museum galleries. Admission is free for students and chaperones (one per seven students). Ask about…

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$10

Educators After Hours: Andy Warhol’s West

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Socialize after hours during a free K – 12 professional development session at the National Cowboy Museum. Seth Hopkins, executive director of the Booth Western Art Museum and curator of Warhol in the West, leads educators on a tour of the exhibit, featuring Warhol’s Cowboys and Indians portfolio, the last major project before his death. It includes images of 14 iconic Western subjects such as Custer, Geronimo and John Wayne.  Participants will: Explore Warhol and the West with exhibit curator…

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April 2020

Liichokoshkomo’! Teacher Open House

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Educators are invited to be among the first to see Liichokoshkomo’!, Outdoor Education Experience, an interactive, multi-cultural space that introduces the American West through science, technology, engineering, arts, math, and citizenship in an immersive hands-on, minds-on environment. Enjoy light refreshments and explore this new educational space at this special event just for K – 12 educators and student teachers. (Educators may bring one guest.) Museum staff will also be available to schedule field trips for the 2020 – 2021 school…

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May 2020

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 killed him 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 importance…

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