Archive: Event Venue: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale

Featuring paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists working today, the 50th annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum will open June 2, 2022, with the Art Sale Weekend scheduled for June 17 – 18.Prix... Read More

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Inuit Traditional Skin Markings

Traditional Tattooer Holly Mititquq Nordlum discusses Inuit people, place, history, colonization, healing and wearing sacred markings in a modern context. Nordlum is one of a few women internationally bringing back Inuit markings to her people and working with the next generation. (Nordlum will... Read More

Read the West Book Club: Letters of a Woman Homesteader

This book is composed of letters written by a young woman who lost her husband in a railroad accident and went to Denver to seek support for herself and her two-year-old daughter. Turning her hand to the nearest work, she went out by the day as house-cleaner and laundress. Later, seeking to better... Read More

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Southeastern Tattoo Traditions

An Indigenous tattoo revival is in full swing all over the world. J.P. Johnson will discuss the importance of ceremonial tattoo traditions amongst tribal peoples of the Southeast but, more specifically, Cherokee tattooing and the reclaiming of Cherokee identity through ceremony. J.P. Johnson has... Read More

Spring Break Drop-In Activities

It is Spring Break! Drop by the Museum and participate in family-friendly activities and create a different make-and-take craft each day. No reservations required. Activities are available while supplies last. Free for Museum members or with Museum admission. A new activity each day: Building Block... Read More

Date with the Duke: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

When Senator Ransom Stoddard (James Stewart) returns home to Shinbone for the funeral of Tom Doniphon (John Wayne), he recounts to a local newspaper editor the story behind it all. He had come to town many years before, a lawyer by profession. The stage was robbed on its way in by the local... Read More

Curator Conversations: Fabulous Fashion

Focus on the fabulous fashions that are represented in Western Wares with Archivist and Exhibition Curator Samantha Schafer. Learn to identify key design elements by decade and how those fashions continue to find new life today. $5; free for Museum members. Click Here to Register. Read More

Kids Take Over The Cowboy: Western Wears

Explore the world of Wild West fashion! Find modern examples of classic Western style in the Western Wares exhibition. Discover all the bling and embellishments used on cowboy hats, trousers, blouses and even dentures! Compare and contrast how much fashion has changed since the early days of the... Read More