Archive: Event Venue: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
On the second Sunday of the month, visitors learn the specifics behind a unique artifact from the Museum’s collection, thus opening a window to learning even more about a particular culture, individual or moment in time. Hear from Michael Grauer Curator of Cowboy Collections and Western Art at... Read More
Art appreciation rarely involves appreciating the daily grind of life as an artist. Come hear the stories that make up the day-to-day trials and tribulations of artists and the people who were responsible for keeping them from starving. Welcome Sundown by Hollis Williford which greets guests at... Read More
Join in a celebration of the rich and varied cultures of North, South and Central America. Enjoy musical performances and dance from local cultural groups representing countries of origin from all over the Americas. Create musical crafts, explore the Museum galleries and discover the vast diversity... Read More
Join us for sensory-friendly playtime at The Cowboy. Take a break from gallery adventuring and stop in to learn a Western dance from Aspiring Attitudes dance instructors, hear the waterfall, and create your own soothing waterfall noisemaker! These playdates provide opportunities for families and... Read More
It is 1848 and everyone is rushing to California to search for gold! Get your gold panning tools and rubber boots, we’re going to learn all about how gold was discovered in the American West and just how hard it was to mine. Enjoy storytime at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Free for members or with Museum... Read More
Join us for sensory-friendly playtime at The Cowboy. Take a break from gallery adventuring and stop in to learn a Western dance from Aspiring Attitudes dance instructors and create your own Sensory Bottles, inspired by art in the Prix de West 2023 exhibition! These playdates provide opportunities... Read More
Screen legends John Wayne and William Holden team up with eminent Western director John Ford for this Civil War adventure packed with laughter, romance and thrills. The Horse Soldiers tells the rousing tale of a troop of Union soldiers who force their way deep into Southern territory to destroy a... Read More
Drop by and participate in family friendly activities. Create make-and-take crafts, explore galleries and help create pixel art inspired by the Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition. Free for members or with Museum admission. Available while supplies last.
Bandolier bags are often large in... Read More
Most people assume Native American ledger art was limited to the North American Great Plains. Known for their colorful and realistic depiction of Indigenous life, these drawings were socially validated and extremely accurate. They show landscapes and couples courting. They display prisoners of war... Read More
July 22, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Join us in celebrating all things cowboy at The Cowboy on National Day of the Cowboy! Learn to rope with Cowboy Mike, as well as play games and create crafts for the whole family. Enjoy live performances of Western... Read More