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John Wayne hosting the 1965 Western Heritage Awards at the Skirvin Hotel, Oklahoma City

A Date with the Duke – Holiday Edition

December 6 @ 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 3 Godfathers (1948). Arguably one of John Wayne’s best roles, this poignant story of redemption takes place on Christmas Eve when three men rob a bank in Arizona and make their escape route through the desert. Near a dry waterhole they come upon a woman about to give birth, and one of the…

Holiday Wine-Down

December 6 @ 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 4. Click here to register!

The Museum Store at the Holiday Pop-Up Shops

December 7 @ 10:00 am - December 10 @ 6:00 pm

Thursday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. The Museum Store is headed back to Midtown Oklahoma City for the Holiday Pop-Up Shops! Enjoy shopping local in a fun and festive atmosphere. From stocking stuffers to showstoppers, The Museum Store is here to help with your gift-giving needs. Admission is not required to shop. For more information, contact The Museum Store at (405) 478-2250 ext. 228 or email store@nationalcowboymuseum.org.

A Kaleidoscope of the West

January 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Don Reeves, McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture, concludes his 38 years of Museum service with a talk years in the making. The West can be conceptualized as a beautiful harmony. The individual notes and melodies, like points of light, form a colorful kaleidoscope that is Western Heritage — a heritage influenced by the National Cowboy Museum. Reeves reflects on the collections, ideas, and profound friendships he has made along his journey, relating stories and memories of the West to reveal…

TCAA Leather Working Workshop

February 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - February 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

February 12 – 14, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. TCAA members Pedro Pedrini and Troy West claim whether you call it leather carving, tooling, or stamping, you can hone your skills with the comprehensive workshop they are presenting. This hands-on workshop, held February 12 – 14, 2018, in the Museum’s Nona Jean Hulsey Rumsey Art Education Center, will cover tool modification, drawing floral layout, and floral carving. Instructors will provide many practical solutions for improving leather designs. Suitable for beginner to…

Beer and Bierstadt

March 9, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrate the return of Albert Bierstadt’s preeminent Emigrants Crossing the Plains. On loan to a traveling exhibition for more than a year, Emigrants reflects the American West’s grandiose size and spectacle. Spend the evening getting to know Bierstadt better while paying homage to his German roots. Alison Fields, Mary Lou Milner Carver Professor of Art of the American West, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Oklahoma, provides insight to the man who created a masterpiece. Conclude the evening with…

Western Heritage Awards

April 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until April 14, 2018

April 13 – 14, 2018 The Museum’s Western Heritage Awards was established in 1961 as the pinnacle commemoration of the American West by honoring the legacy of men and women for their works in literature, music, film, and television. The evening includes the induction of individuals into the Hall of Great Western Performers and the Hall of Great Westerners who made extraordinary contributions to shaping the American West’s rich heritage. The evening continues with the Chester A. Reynolds Memorial Award…

Western Heritage Awards

April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until April 14, 2018

April 13 – 14, 2018 The Museum’s Western Heritage Awards was established in 1961 as the pinnacle commemoration of the American West by honoring the legacy of men and women for their works in literature, music, film, and television. The evening includes the induction of individuals into the Hall of Great Western Performers and the Hall of Great Westerners who made extraordinary contributions to shaping the American West’s rich heritage. The evening continues with the Chester A. Reynolds Memorial Award…

Annual Chuck Wagon Festival

May 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 27, 2018

May 26 — 27, 2018 Saturday - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Join us for this two-day, fun-filled family weekend showcasing chuck wagon food samples, a petting zoo, artisan demonstrations, bandanna decorating, leather stamping with the Oklahoma Chisholm Trail Leather Guild, live music, rope making with Ward Family Trick Ropers, archery, Western reenactors, face painting, children’s craft stations, square dancing, photos with a longhorn, giant puzzles, dress up areas, book signings with The Museum…

Annual Chuck Wagon Festival

May 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 27, 2018

May 26 — 27, 2018 Saturday - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Join us for this two-day, fun-filled family weekend showcasing chuck wagon food samples, a petting zoo, artisan demonstrations, bandanna decorating, leather stamping with the Oklahoma Chisholm Trail Leather Guild, live music, rope making with Ward Family Trick Ropers, archery, Western reenactors, face painting, children’s craft stations, square dancing, photos with a longhorn, giant puzzles, dress up areas, book signings with The Museum…

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