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Western Explorers Summer Camp: Into the West

Does your child love history? Campers spend a day in the life of the people that inhabit the West. Play traditional games and discover the cultural traditions and lifeways of indigenous peoples. Explore Liichokoshkomo and learn to build your own shelter. Try traditional agriculture and explore new food systems. Practice the skills of America’s first cowboy—the vaquero, in preparation for the National Day of the American Cowboy. Register Now Western Explorers Summer Camp offers children ages 6 – 10 opportunities...

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Kids Take Over the Cowboy – Fourth of July Celebration

Come celebrate our country’s birthday with the Cowboy! Enjoy patriotic crafts, find all the American flags at the Museum, guess the number of candies in a jar and win it! Play a game to win a dessert and enjoy storytime at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Free for members or with Museum admission. Activities available while supplies last.

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Signature Tour

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 better understanding of the diverse cultures that have shaped...

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Recurring

Signature Tour

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 better understanding of the diverse cultures that have shaped...

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Western Explorers Summer Camp: Full STEAM Ahead

Great for your family’s smallest scientists, campers will build an air-powered vehicle, get hands-on with circuitry and electricity, and continue to stretch their imaginations and build skills in science, technology, engineering, art and math as they conduct small experiments that teach big scientific principles. Register by June 14! Register Now Western Explorers Summer Camp offers children ages 6 – 10 opportunities to learn, play and create at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Led by Museum educators, each four-day,...

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Recurring

Signature Tour

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 better understanding of the diverse cultures that have shaped...

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Recurring

Signature Tour

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 better understanding of the diverse cultures that have shaped...

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Drop-In Drawing: Two Americans of the Old West

On the second Sunday of the month, explore your creative side in a fun and informal drawing session. Borrow drawing materials from the Visitor Services desk in the Museum Lobby (while supplies last) or bring your own! Gather with other art lovers to enjoy an afternoon of drawing. Can’t make it to Drop-In Drawing? Drop in anytime, pick up sketching materials or bring your own, and go on a solo drawing adventure! Free for Museum members or with Museum admission.

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Western Explorers Summer Camp: Animal Adventures

Cougars, eagles, bears and more lurk within the gallery walls. Don’t be surprised at the many hiding in plain sight. Adventurers will sharpen their eyes and tune their ears as they explore wildlife in art. Create animal-themed crafts, identify pelts and tracks and play some wild games. Caution – they are closer than you think! Register Now Western Explorers Summer Camp offers children ages 6 – 10 opportunities to learn, play and create at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage...

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Curator Conversations: Artists Affecting Public Policy: Yellowstone

The 1871 U.S. Geological Survey to “Colter’s Hell” in Wyoming included painter Thomas Moran and photographer William Henry Jackson. The images that Moran captured with paintbrush and Jackson with his camera were shown to the U.S. Congress and resulted directly in the creation of Yellowstone National Park. This “conversation” discusses this series of events in 1871 – 1872 on the sesquicentennial of Yellowstone National Park. $5; free for Museum members. Registration requested. Click Here to Register.

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