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National Day of the Cowboy

July 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Join in a fun day at the Museum’s celebration of National Day of the Cowboy, honoring cowboy culture and pioneering heritage. Embrace your inner-cowboy/girl and dress up in your Western duds and enjoy crafts and activities. The first 300 kids receive a Sheriff’s badge. Decorate a pinwheel, design your own rodeo bib, create a pool noodle stick horse and more! Partake in jerky and hard tack samples while exploring Prosperity Junction and Liichokoshkomo’s Town Square. Enjoy entertainment from the Ward Family Trick Ropers, learn a rope trick or two and watch a Native cowboy and cowgirl dance exhibition by Blackbird Dance Troupe. There will even be a mustache contest! Cool off indoors with a screening of Cowboys: A Documentary Portrait, directed and produced by John Langmore and Bud Force (2019, NR, suggested PG-13, seating social distanced). Following the film, join Langmore for a book signing of his latest book Open Range: America’s Big-Outfit Cowboy. Activities are free with Museum admission and free for members. While supplies last. The Museum Grill will be open 11:00 – 1:30 pm.


10:00 a.m. Doors Open
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Decorate a Pinwheel
Reign in a Pool Noodle Stick Horse
Design a Rodeo Bib Number
Sample Beef Jerky and Hard Tack
Hat Toss


Braided Bracelets
Explore the BasketWeavers Guild Demonstration
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Blackbird Dance Troupe – Native Cowboy and Cowgirl Dance Exhibition
11:30 a.m. – Noon Ward Family Trick Ropers Demonstration
Noon – 2:00 p.m. Try your hand at Trick Roping with help from the Ward Family Trick Ropers
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Mustache Judging: Natural, Handlebar and Creative


Come and put your mustache to the test. We are seeking all mustachioed individuals to strut their stuff in head-to-head competition. There will be three categories: Handlebar, Creative and Natural.
1:00 p.m. Film Screening of Cowboys: A Documentary Portrait
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Blackbird Dance Troupe – Native Cowboy and Cowgirl Dance Exhibition
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Ward Family Trick Ropers Demonstration
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Book Signing with author John Langmore, Open Range: America’s Big-Outfit Cowboy


July 25, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:
Adventure District
Adventure Road
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