Archive: Area of Interest: Museum

Holiday Wine-Down

Relax from the stresses of the holidays! Visit the Museum for a Holiday Wine-Down painting class under instruction from Wine & Palette. Inspired by the nocturnal paintings featured in the Museum galleries, create your own starry night desert landscape masterpiece. $45; $40 for Museum members.... Read More

Date with the Duke: Stagecoach (1939)

A group of people traveling on a stagecoach set to leave Tonto, New Mexico, find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process. Stagecoach offers plenty of cowboys, Indians, shootouts and chases, aided by some remarkable stunt work and... Read More

Educators After Hours

Educators and a guest are invited to experience all that the National Cowboy Museum offers teachers and students! Museum education staff, curators and docents showcase available educational resources, preview student tours, introduce participants to the Dickinson Research Center and allow everyone... Read More

Curator Conversations: You Have Died of Dysentery

Join Associate Curator of History Nathan Jones for a playful telling of Western history through the games we play, starting with the Oregon Trail video game first released in the 1970s. Examine the fascinating worlds of board games, video games, toys and roleplaying and how they connect to the... Read More

Drop-In Drawing: Windows to the West – Wilson Hurley Triptychs

Explore your creative side in a fun and informal drawing session. Borrow drawing materials from the Visitor Services desk in the Museum Lobby (while supplies last) or bring your own! Gather with other art lovers to enjoy an afternoon of drawing. Can’t make it to Drop-In Drawing? Drop in anytime,... Read More

Sunday Spotlight: Al Jennings Cartridge Belt

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. Afterward, venture into the galleries and enjoy the current exhibitions at... Read More

Cowboy Christmas Ball

This year’s yuletide event will once again feature an evening of entertainment for the entire family. Michael Martin Murphey is a multiple Grammy nominee with six gold albums, including “Cowboy Songs” – the first album of cowboy music to achieve gold status since 1959. REGISTER... Read More


We’re partnering with OBI for a Thanksgiving week blood drive! On Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., OBI will be set up in the SMO lobby and Bloodmobile. All donors will receive a candy bar and a chance to find a golden ticket – good for a $250... Read More