Archive: Area of Interest: Museum

Clue! at the Cowboy

“A crime has been committed in Prosperity Junction. A prominent citizen has been murdered. You have been deputized to help find out what happened.” Relive your childhood by playing the popular board game Clue, IRL! Join us in our re-created 19th century frontier town as we work to solve a... Read More

Sunday Spotlight: Colt Express

Ever wondered what it would be like to rob a train with the Man with No Name? Colt Express by French designer Christophe Raimbault gives you that chance. Stop in for a chat about how games take concepts from history and popular culture and make them fun and interactive. From there, explore the rest... Read More

Looking Through the Windows to the West

From 1991 to 1996, Wilson Hurley devoted his life and artistic skills to creating five enormous triptychs that depict the grandeur of the American western landscape. Known collectively as the Windows to the West, the fifteen canvases grace the walls of the National Cowboy Museum’s Sam Noble... 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

Playing Cowboy

Since the publication of the first dime novels and the worldwide tours of Wild West shows in the 1880s, children across the globe have “played cowboys and Indians.” Not long after, publishers and manufacturers began producing books, games and toys capitalizing on the Western craze and... Read More

Late Night at the Museum: Fun with Forensics!

Enjoy a night of fun and fascinating forensics including: Powdering for prints Learning how to create an impression casting Flashlight tour of the exhibition outLAWman A real-life game of Clue!  Movie night featuring From the Mixed-Up... Read More

Give (and get) with a Gift Membership

GIVE THE GIFT OF AN EXPERIENCE Give the gift of art, history and Western culture this holiday season with a year-round membership to The Cowboy. Memberships start at only $50 and include free admission and exclusive access to discounts and exhibitions. Now through December 13, purchase... Read More

Winter Break Activities

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. December 19 - 31 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Read More