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Brown Bag: Why We Fight: Art in Peace and War

In an effort to document his Pawnee warrior’s story, Brummett Echohawk sketched both the brutality of combat and the common humanity of soldiers. Echohawk formed part of a massive Allied force that unleashed devastating destruction on the enemies of freedom, but from Echohawk to Eisenhower, from one soldier’s art to the Monuments Men, they fought … Continued

PBR Heroes and Legends

Join us for the 2023 Heroes & Legends Celebration hosted by National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum on Saturday, September 9, 2023! The PBR Heroes & Legends Celebration honors a recipient of five prestigious awards each year at the PBR World Finals. The Ring of Honor, the Sharon Shoulders Award, the Jim Shoulders Lifetime Achievement Award, … Continued

Cherokee Cultural Celebration

In partnership with the Cherokee Nation, 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 stickball, marbles and chunkey will be presented. Demonstrations in pottery making, basket weaving and finger weaving will show … Continued

Curator Conversation: Cultivating Connections in Farming

Join Michelle Miller as she shares her story and how she came to be known as the “Farm Babe.” Discover the importance of preserving the family farm and the great strides that have been made in agriculture. Learn how advances in technology and sustainability are leading the way to creating a future of global food … Continued

Brown Bag: Brummett Echohawk: Art and War

Brummett Echohawk’s World War II drawings capture scenes from the battlefield as well as portraits. Despite no formal artistic training, his talent is immediately recognized when viewing these engaging works of art. Denise Neil, Ph.D. will lead this presentation on the artistic quality of the drawings while placing them within their larger historical context. Bring … Continued

Basket Workshop: Jacaranda Twill Basket

This round Jacaranda twill basket is perfect for keeping all your favorite little things, from pinecones to postcards. Led by BasketWeavers Guild of Oklahoma. Basket has a solid wood base measuring approximately 9.5" at its widest point (5.5" at the opening) and 6.5" tall. All supplies included. $45; $40 for Museum members. Registration is now … Continued

Sensory Playdate

Join us for sensory-friendly playtime at The Cowboy. Take a break from gallery adventuring and stop in to learn a dance geared toward all people with all abilities under the instruction of Aspiring Attitudes dance instructors! These playdates provide opportunities for families and kids to enjoy the Museum in a new and accessible way. Enjoy … Continued

Brown Bag: Brummett Echohawk: Pawnee Thunderbird and Artist

Born into the Pawnee Nation in 1922, Brummett Echohawk was strongly influenced by his tribal heritage and family traditions. He served honorably in WWII, developed his gift as an artist in a variety of fields and successfully pursued acting, writing and public speaking. Echohawk’s diverse achievements provided significant contributions both to the world of art … Continued

Brown Bag: Fred Morohashi and the 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate)

Brummell Echohawk’s portrait of Japanese-American soldier Fred Morohashi evokes one of the most inspiring accounts in American history: The story of the 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate). Formed in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor, this segregated Army unit of Japanese-Americans proved their loyalty to the United States on the battlefields of Italy and … Continued


Raise your stein and prost to autumn at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s OktoberWest, where Bavarian celebration meets the Great Plains. Enjoy an evening of live music and games while savoring German specialty foods and beer.

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