National Day of the Cowboy
July 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The Museum will celebrate the culture and pioneering spirit of the West on National Day of the Cowboy. This event, open to the public, includes activities for families to find their West at the Museum, such as learning to rope a steer, creating stick-horses, bandanna activities, and more. This year, the Museum highlights the historic Chisholm Trail’s 150th anniversary with the exhibition Vintage Black Heroes: The Chisholm Kid, on display July 21 – September 17. The National Day of the Cowboy was recognized by the U.S. Senate in 2005 to preserve the heritage of the cowboy, cowgirl, and vaquero. It was awarded permanent status in Oklahoma in 2013 as the fourth Saturday of July. Ten states now recognize the day annually.