Archive: Area of Interest: Museum

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Looking Through the Windows to the West

From 1991 – 1996, Wilson Hurley (1924 – 2008) devoted his life and artistic skill to creating five enormous triptychs that depict the grandeur of the American West landscape. Known collectively as the Windows to the West, these 15 canvases grace the walls of the National Cowboy Museum’s Sam... Read More

Perked Up Playdate

Meet up with friends on the third Tuesday of the month, April through September, within a safe community space at the Friess Family Playground. During these playdates, friendships will form, a community will develop and conversations will take place while children engage with each other and explore... Read More

Read the West Book Club: Empire of Shadows

In a radical reinterpretation of the 19th century West, George Black casts Yellowstone’s creation as the culmination of three interwoven strands of history — the passion for exploration, the violence of the Indian Wars and the “civilizing” of the frontier. It charts a course through the... Read More

Square Market Basket Workshop

This large square market basket has a filled bottom and tall handle. Perfect for all your carrying needs! Led by BasketWeavers Guild of Oklahoma. Dimensions: 10 inches x 10 inches x 9 inches high; 16 inches high at handle. All supplies included; lunch not provided. $55; $45 for Museum members.... Read More

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Sombreros

Every cowboy hat tells a story. Not only stories of the wearer(s), but also where the hat was worn and used. Join McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture and Curator of Cowboy Collections and Western Art, “Cowboy Mike” Grauer, and learn more about the wearers and the worn, drawn from the National... Read More

Traditional Cowboy Arts Exhibition & Sale

SALE EVENT SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 1. ON EXHIBIT OCTOBER 1 - JANUARY 2, 2023 The Traditional Cowboy Arts Association is dedicated to preserving and promoting the skills of saddlemaking, bit and spur making, silversmithing and rawhide braiding. "Continuing the... Read More

Exhibition Overview

This exhibition will examine the development of what is known today as a “cowboy hat” using the Museum’s permanent collection.  Beginning with wide-brimmed leather hats (vaqueteadas), the exhibition will explore the evolution of the cowboy hat from woven sombreros, to “John B.’s” or... Read More

Aliento a Tequila (The Spirit of Tequila)

The exhibition explores and celebrates the landscape, culture, and traditions that gave birth to tequila, Mexico’s mestizo national drink. This series of photographs by Joel Salcido includes the original distilleries that literally founded the industry, as well as several artisanal tequileras... Read More


On Tuesday, August 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., we are welcoming homeschool groups and families to join us for a very special day. We’re so excited to share our demonstrations of hands-on science in chemistry, electricity, physics, astronomy, botany, and maybe even an explosion or two!Peak your... Read More