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Oklahoma Heritage Concert

November 16 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Students can celebrate Oklahoma’s 111th birthday and watch history come to life at the National Cowboy Museum with stage performances by Rodeo Opry, using an interactive program to teach Oklahoma history, music, and culture. This educational music experience takes participants through trials and triumphs, including Native American heritage, the Dust Bowl, state symbols and famous Oklahomans. Follow the concert with self-exploration of Museum galleries; visit select gallery stations to learn more about art and the material culture encompassing the West.…

Ante Up!

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

An excitement-filled evening of casino games, live music, spirits, and food, Ante Up! will not only entertain the public, but also support the Museum's public education programs. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2018. Set in an Old West saloon atmosphere, Ante Up! will offer attendees a casual evening of true Western fun, including games of chance like poker, blackjack, and roulette, and live musical entertainment. A full bar, craft beers, and three separate food stations…

A Date with the Duke – Holiday Edition

December 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

John Wayne’s granddaughter, Anita La Cava Swift, delivers opening remarks at a special screening of El Dorado (1967) and a scrumptious buffet prepared by The Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City. The late Roger Ebert said, “El Dorado is a tightly directed, humorous, altogether successful Western, turned out almost effortlessly, it would seem, by three old pros: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum and director Howard Hawks.” Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together…

Holiday Wine-Down

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Relax from the stresses of the holidays! Visit the Museum for a Holiday Wine-Down painting class under instruction from Wine & Palette. While here, get a jump on holiday shopping in a festive environment at The Museum Store. $45; $40 for Museum members. All supplies provided, including light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Reservations required by December 6; register at Register Now

Express Employment Professional’s 24th Annual Cowboy Christmas Ball

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

December 14, 2018 7:00 p.m. Presented by Express Employment Professionals, the 24th annual yuletide dance features Michael Martin Murphey headlining an evening of entertainment for the entire family. An alcohol-free event with more than enough spirit coming from the combination of a bountiful home-cooked dinner buffet, traditional Western songs and dances dating back more than 100 years, and an unforgettable visit from Santa. Reserve Now (Museum Member)                             …

Weather in the West - Saturdays for Kids

January 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lincoln Hallway 10 a.m. – Noon Western weather can be wild! Tornadoes, hail, blizzards, and extreme temperatures are just a few of the elements that impact humans and animals living there. Make a tornado in a bottle and participate in other weather-related activities. Free for children and accompanying adults. Available while supplies last. This program is made possible with support from the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation.

A Date with the Duke: In Old Oklahoma (1943)

January 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Guests can whet their appetites with a cash bar and scrumptious buffet prepared by The Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City while watching a special film screening of In Old Oklahoma (1943). Michael R. Grauer, the Museum’s new McCasland Curator of Cowboy Culture, introduces the story of the oil boom when school teacher Martha Scott comes to Sapulpa, Oklahoma, and witnesses a conflict between cowboy John Wayne and oilman Albert Dekker. In the new oil economy, some attitudes may have changed…

Bison Opening Weekend Celebration

February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

10:00 a.m.  – Noon Museum Galleries Let’s get this stampede 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.

Bison Bonanza: Family Sleepover

February 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - February 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 a.m., with Rumble stopping by from 9:30 - 10:00 p.m. Begins at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Ends at the OKC Zoo Explore the magnificent American bison at this family sleepover! Trek through The Bison Exhibit after dark for a fun, hands-on evening of discovery! Each child makes an enrichment snack for bison Ginger and MaryAnn who live (and sleep) at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Before bedtime enjoy the Disney Channel family drama, Buffalo…

Ecology and the West Workshop for Secondary Teachers

February 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

S.B. “Burk” Burnett Board Room Join us for a free professional development opportunity for secondary (grades 6-12) 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 and programs Investigate Museum collections…

Home on the Range Dinner and Film Screening

February 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. S.B. “Burk” Burnett Board Room Put on your cowboy boots for this not-to-be-missed program with a cash bar and three-course dinner prepared by The Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City. Film director Ken Spurgeon introduces his 2018 Western Heritage Award winning docudrama, Home on the Range, the story of the iconic song that sprang up on the Kansas prairie and gained national popularity. The film stars Buck Taylor and features various recordings, from the rock group…

Wild Wits Trivia Night

February 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Prosperity Junction and Galleries A casual night of trivia, fun, and prizes! Start your own team or join a table of soon-to-be-friends and show off what you know. View the Museum's new exhibitions and enjoy some competition and lively conversation. Trivia Night is sure to be a great time for all! Pizza and popcorn provided. Cash bar. Participants must be 21+ years old. Tickets are $10. Register Now!

Oklahoma Heritage Concert

February 21, 2019 @ 10:30 am

Special Events Center 10:30 a.m. Students can celebrate the Oklahoma’s 111th birthday and watch history come to life at the National Cowboy Museum with stage performances by Rodeo Opry, using an interactive program to teach Oklahoma history, music and culture. This educational music experience takes participants through trials and triumphs, including Native American heritage, the Dust Bowl, state symbols and famous Oklahomans. Follow up the concert with self-exploration of Museum galleries. Visit select gallery stations to learn more about art…

Bison and Beer Paint Night

February 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Museum Entrance and Galleries Wind down from the stresses of the day with this fun, one-night painting event! Visit the Museum for a painting class under instruction from local artist Courtney Abbott. In conjunction with The Bison Exhibit, create your own colorful bison silhouette painting. While here, get a jump on spring shopping in The Museum Store. $45; $40 for Museum members. All supplies provided, including light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Reservations required by February…

The Bison as Popular Icon - Brown Bag Lunch Series

February 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Noon – 1:00 p.m. Dub and Mozelle Richardson Theater Nathan Jones, Associate Curator of Cowboy Culture, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, discusses the impact of the bison as a popular icon. Tracing a story that spans millennia using artifacts and other documentary sources, Jones tells the story of an animal that has been a central symbol to Western identity. From cave paintings to currency, see how both the bison’s presence and absence has shaped our cultures. Bring your lunch…

Bison Film Fest: Buffalo Dreams (2005)

March 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

2:00 p.m. Dub and Mozelle Richardson Theater After accepting Josh Townsend, a transplant from Chicago who just moved to the community with his family, into his circle of friends, Thomas Blackhorse is hurt and angry when Josh betrays a confidence and reveals the location of a sacred Navajo landmark to vandals. To save his friendship with Thomas and preserve the local customs, Josh challenges the leader of the vandals to a dangerous mountain bike race. Josh and Thomas must work…

May 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Teddy Roosevelt: The Cowboy President and the Return of the Bison 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. S.B. “Burk” Burnett Board Room Enjoy a first person presentation with Teddy Roosevelt as he discusses his travels to the Dakotas to find bison “before they were all gone.” He tells the story of how his time in the West changed his life, from a thin, young city slicker to a robust and adventurous cowboy. Stories include saloon fights, encounters with wild people and animals, and…

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