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August 2018

Western Movie Matinee on Wide Open Wednesdays

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Join us for these curated selections made possible with support from an anonymous donor and Oklahoma City University’s Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film & Literature. Popcorn provided. Museum admission free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.

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October 2018

Yoga at the Cowboy

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Leave your spurs at home and join your friends at the Cowboy for a relaxing morning of yoga in the Museum’s beautifully landscaped gardens! Guests should arrive at least 20 minutes early to purchase tickets and make their way to the Gardens. $10, $5 for Museum members. Yoga will take place on the Museum Gardens October 13, 20 and 27.

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January 2019

The Bison as American Icon

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Dub and Mozelle Richardson Theater Few animals conjure the power and symbolic presence of the North American bison. Wild and fundamental, the bison is a familiar part of our shared heritage. Explore the National Cowboy Museum's newest exhibition through lively lectures, exhibition tours, a reading and discussion program, and an award-winning documentary film. Register at: education.okstate.edu/olli, or call (405) 744-5868. (OLLI @ OSU Course mostly lectures every Thursday prior to the public Brown Bag. The…

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February 2019

Signature Tour

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Docent-Guided Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) 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…

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Signature Tour

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Docent-Guided 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) 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…

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Bison Opening Weekend Celebration

10:00 a.m. - Noon Museum Galleries Let's get this stampeded started! There is a herd on 63rd and you're invited!! Join the Thunder's Rumble the Bison at the community opening of The Bison Exhibit. Hear Rumble's unique story, make an illustration of events in your life, discover what is made from a bison, and learn about the great American mammal's the remarkable powers. Visit the new exhibition and celebrate with bison-themed sweets courtesy of Platt College Culinary Arts.

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Signature Tour

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Docent-Guided 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) 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…

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Signature Tour

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Docent-Guided 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) 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…

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Read the West Book Club: American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon

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1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. S.B. "Burk" Burnett Board Room In 2005, Steven Rinella won a lottery permit to hunt for a wild buffalo, or American bison, in the Alaskan wilderness. Despite the odds -- there is only a 2% chance of drawing the permit,  and fewer than 20% of those hunters are successful -- Rinella managed to kill a buffalo on a snow-covered mountainside. Now that the buffalo is on the verge of a dramatic ecological recovery across the…

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Ecology and the West Workshop for Elementary Teachers

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. S.B. "Burk" Burnett Board Room Join us for a free professional development opportunity for elementary (grades K-5) teachers at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in collaboration with the College of Education and Professional Studies, University of Central Oklahoma. Engage with an environmental historian and a curator to explore the 19th - 21st century American West Learn new ways to analyze and interpret fine art and Plains Indian material culture Explore standards-based teaching resources…

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