Archive: Area of Interest: Museum
The author of myriad best-selling mysteries set in the American Southwest, Tony Hillerman presents nine extraordinary, true tales of daily life in New Mexico, including the comical title story about a bank holdup in Sante Fe that never was.
Read the West Book Club meets monthly. Select books... Read More
One Sunday a month, guests 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 Johnie and Bob Terry as they share the stories behind their extensive board game... Read More
Presented in conjunction with the Playing Cowboy and You Have Died of Dysentery exhibitions, ARToons will continue the playful nature of the exhibitions on display throughout the Museum at the same time. Focusing on western cartoons and comics created by Dave Powell, Duane Bryers, Jolly Bill... Read More
“There have been many female stage-robbers in books and stories, but only one in the flesh … Pearl Hart, the woman who ‘held up’ the Globe stage at Cane Springs canon, Arizona, on May 30th of this year, in company with a male partner, had lived a hard life on the frontier …”... Read More
Comic books emerged in the 1930s. Through a natural evolution, cartoons developed into comic books, first through publications containing compilations of cartoon re-prints, then as books which featured unique content. Superheroes entered the world of comic books soon after, with many of the... Read More
The Pulitzer Prize–winning American classic of the American West follows two aging Texas Rangers embarking on one last adventure. A love story, an adventure and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of... Read More
John Wayne and Stewart Granger strike it rich in this rousing comedy adventure set during the Alaskan gold rush. When prospectors Sam McCord (Wayne) and George Pratt (Granger) hit the mother lode, Sam agrees to go to Seattle to bring George’s sweetheart back to Alaska. But since she’s married... Read More
Since there have been children in what is now called the American West, toys have been part of their lives. These toys often helped them “become” someone else: a brave warrior, a tough cowboy, a lawman, an outlaw. With the publication of the first dime novels and the worldwide tours of Wild... Read More
In conjunction with the exhibition ARToons, join Kera Newby, Director of the Dickinson Research Center and Curator of Archives at the National Cowboy Museum, for an evening exploring the cartoony side of Western art. $5; free for Museum members. Read More
Drop by and participate in family friendly activities. Create a different make-and-take craft each day. Free for members or with Museum admission. Available while supplies last.
After checking out You have Died of Dysentery, Playing Cowboy and ARToons, make your own toy paddle boat and partner... Read More