Archive: Area of Interest: For Kids

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

Cherokee Beadwork

In conjunction with the exhibition Western Wares, discover the diverse ways people adorn personal items. Learn the two-needle applique style of beadwork used by Southeastern tribes during the flourishing period of historic beadwork in the 18th century. Students will bead an iconic design popular... Read More

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Tattooing: Religion, Reality and Regret

Tattooing is a custom dating back thousands of years in North America. Traditionally, women and men used them to visually express tribal affiliation and war honors, as well as connections to divine beings, maturity rites and social and religious affiliation. These expressions of identity continued... Read More

Curator Conversation: Western Wares

From rhinestones and pearl snaps to cattle horns on the grill of a car, people recognize and associate specific design elements with the West. Join curators Samantha Schafer and Nathan Jones for an overview presentation of the new exhibition Western Wares. This seated presentation will be followed... Read More

Express Mail

When artists put pen to paper, the result is not always art – sometimes it is friendship, advice, inspiration, or congratulations. The written communications artists send and receive show their expression in ways their art cannot. Letters, holiday cards, and postcards show personal bonds forged... Read More

Honeymoon Rock Fest 2022

Tickets go on sale! Honeymoon Rock Fest is a 3 day music festival on March 18-20. The festival will be held at Remington Park Field in Oklahoma City. The fest combines love and music, as couples have an opportunity to get married by musicians. The lineup is listed below March 18th Puddle of... Read More