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School Programs & Tours

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City offers many educational field trip opportunities. Programs are based on grade level and offer students the chance to explore various images and artifacts unique to the American West. Hands-on activities have been incorporated into educational programs for elementary school children, while junior and high school students enjoy a guided tour of the Museum.

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The Dickinson Research Center

The DRC houses the Museum’s archival and library collections and is open to the public by appointment.

Explore our collections and search more than 100,000 digitized photographs; browse finding aids; or find a book.

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Events For Teachers

The Museum also offers professional development and other events for teachers throughout the year.

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Unit Studies

These educational on line study units are written for middle school students and teachers as a way for the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum to deliver curricular materials to classrooms for those schools unable to complete a field trip to the Museum.

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Pre-visit Resources

Traveling Trunks

Traveling Trunks provide resources that focus on the American cowboy, Native American culture, and coming soon Oklahoma history. Teachers can tailor their program to accommodate any grade level. Items in the trunks include artifacts, tools, clothing, images of artwork from the Museum’s collection, primary source activities, assessment suggestions, and story books to share with students.

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