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Unlocking the West [OLLI-OSU morning class]

February 22, 2018 @ 10:30 am - March 29, 2018 @ 12:30 pm

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The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s Glenn D. Shirley Western Americana Collection is a treasure trove of documents, photographs, movie memorabilia, books, and magazines. This series provides an overview about this fascinating collection in storage and online and showcases the art of paperback book covers for western tales of cowboys, villains, duels, and danger. Participate in facilitated discussions of one of the novels, and see its transformation from the page to the silver screen. Read and discuss one of Shirley’s published non-fiction books. Discover Shirley’s passion for sheet music from the Civil War era, c. 1860s to 1980 and understand the history of this art form with through a performance of Western banjo tunes. End your celebration of the West with a sampling of Dutch oven treats with recipes provided. A variety of guest speakers enrich the course organized by Museum staff.

Offered in conjunction with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Oklahoma State University.


Register online at education.okstate.edu/olli or by calling (405) 744-5868.


Course sessions (10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

  • February 22
  • March 1
  • March 8
  • March 15
  • March 22
  • March 29


February 22, 2018 @ 10:30 am
March 29, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
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Capron Bits and Spurs
Christoval, TX 76935 United States + Google Map
(405) 478-2250