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February 2019

Ancient. Massive. Wild. – The Bison Exhibit Special Exhibition Tour

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) For thousands of years, millions of bison roamed the plains of North America. By 1890 there were fewer than 300. Explore the meaning and significance of this iconic creature, from the Plains Indian culture of the 1800's through commercial and national symbol of present. Discover the dramatic changes that occurred to the bison, its habitat, and to the people who depended upon it for their daily…

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Ancient. Massive. Wild. – The Bison Exhibit Special Exhibition Tour

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) For thousands of years, millions of bison roamed the plains of North America. By 1890 there were fewer than 300. Explore the meaning and significance of this iconic creature, from the Plains Indian culture of the 1800's through commercial and national symbol of present. Discover the dramatic changes that occurred to the bison, its habitat, and to the people who depended upon it for their daily…

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Weather School

Special Events Center 10:30 a.m. NewsChannel 4 and the National Cowboy Museum are teaming up to present Weather school, a great way for kids to learn about Oklahoma’s ever-changing weather in a lively format with the KFOR 4Warn Storm Team. Following Weather school, explore the Museum’s exhibitions to discover the role of weather in the West. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy after the 45-minute presentation, then explore weather-related art in the Museum galleries. Weather school will begin promptly at…

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April 2019

Home School Day

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The National Cowboy Museum has planned an exciting day of learning and exploring the new exhibition Ancient. Massive. Wild. - The Bison Exhibit. Families can explore the meaning and significance of the iconic bison from the Plains Indian culture of the 1800s through the commercial and national symbol of the present. Use your imagination in the Interactive Education Gallery and hear from the Museum's Curator of Ethnology and Curator of Cowboy Collections and Western Art.…

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Educators After Hours: Western History in Art

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Museum Lobby and Galleries Socialize after hours during a free K-12 professional development session at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Join Michael Grauer, McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture and Curator of Cowboy Collections and Western Art, for an exploration of the Museum’s world-renowned Western art collection and discuss history as it is portrayed, accurately or inaccurately, in the works of art. Participants will: · Investigate the Museum’s art collection relating to the history…

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May 2019

Living History Performance: Winning the West: Teddy Roosevelt

Join Teddy Roosevelt as he tells the story of his travels to the West, and how his time here changed his life from a thin, young city slicker to a robust and adventurous cowboy. Stories included encounters with wild people and animals and how these experiences gave him the insight and courage to protect and preserve the West. Free admission to program and Museum for students and chaperones (1 to 7 students). Program runs one hour and includes time for…

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September 2019

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Conservation in the West Workshop – Elementary

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September 17, 2019 – Elementary Teachers (Grades K – 5) 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Join us for a K – 12 teacher professional development opportunity at the National Cowboy Museum in collaboration with the College of Education and Professional Studies, University of Central Oklahoma. This educator workshop focuses on the history of conservation in the West, including the establishment of the National Park System. Participants gain a better understanding of the political and legislative aspects of conservation and the…

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Conservation in the West Workshop – Secondary

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Registration Closed, secondary instructors may also attend Conservation in the West for Elementary on September 17 September 18, 2019 – Secondary Teachers (Grades 6 – 12) 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Join us for a K – 12 teacher professional development opportunity at the National Cowboy Museum in collaboration with the College of Education and Professional Studies, University of Central Oklahoma. This educator workshop focuses on the history of conservation in the West, including the establishment of the National Park…

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Cherokee Cultural Celebration

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. In partnership with the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the National Cowboy Museum presents a Cherokee Cultural Celebration. Students will experience a variety of activities related to 19th century Cherokee culture and lifestyle. Hands-on participation in Cherokee games such as blow gun shooting, stickball playing, marbles, and chunkey will be presented. Demonstrations in pottery making, basket weaving, and finger weaving will show the unique Cherokee lifestyle of this time period. Other activity stations will…

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December 2019

Educators After Hours: Appreciation Night

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Educators and a guest are invited to experience all that the National Cowboy Museum offers teachers and students! Museum education staff, curators and docents showcase available educational resources, preview student tours, and lead Museum Vault tours. Guests are also invited to explore Museum galleries on their own. Refreshments and a cash bar are available. Limited to K – 12 educators and students teachers plus one guest. This event is free; however, pre-registration is required by November 29. This event is for…

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