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2:00 pm Free Art Monday summer program @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Free Art Monday summer program @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 7 @ 4:00 pm
Free Art Monday summer program @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Free Art Monday summer program, June 1 – July 27, 2020. Each Monday, for eight weeks in the summer, families can come and enjoy a free art project under our outdoor portico. This is a[...]

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Chisholm Trail 150


Scott Metelko

National Day of the Cowboy 2020

Chisholm Trail Heritage Center annual National Day of the Cowboy celebration

DUNCAN, Okla. – Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, has indoor and outdoor activities planned for this year’s free admission National Day of the Cowboy celebration, Saturday, July 25.  

This Year’s Schedule includes – 

  • Oklahoma children’s author, Una Belle Townsend, will be reading to children from 11:30 and 1:30. She will have copies of her books available to purchase and autograph.
  • Cutest Cowpoke contest winners will be announced at 1:00 p.m. For more information about how to enter the contest, visit our Facebook Contest. 
  • Live music, is always a popular part of the day’s festivities, will again feature Allen Wooten, Gaylon Blankenship, and Dedra Frye – The Cowboy Opry Band. 
  • A children’s art project will also be available, made possible with funding from the Oklahoma Arts Council. The art projects will be outside under… Continue reading

Cowpokes Contest 2020

Do you have a cute cowpoke?


The Cutest Cowpoke Contest is a great way to prove it.  Plus, your child could win a prize!

Upload photos of your cowpoke in all their cowboy gear at our Facebook Contest HERE.

Categories: ages birth to 1 year; 2 to 4 years; 5 to 8 years; and 9 to 12 years. There will be two winners per category.

The Cutest Cowpoke Contest judges will have the sole discretion to select winners.  

The deadline for entries is July 24, 2020, at 5 p.m. central standard time. All entrants need to be here at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center at 1 p.m on July 25 for the presentation of awards and prizes. Must be present to win.

Jim Weaver Exhibit at the Heritage Center

Leather Artist Jim Weaver

Jim Weaver, a leathercraft artist from Edmond, Oklahoma, created new leather hide work depicting life along the Chisholm trail for his exhibit at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center. Weaver said the scene of his latest work begins in San Antonio and ends at the railroad stockyards in Abilene, Kansas. It depicts the extreme weather conditions faced along the trail, topography, and more.

Weaver completed extensive research for this project and spent almost a year perfecting this vivid story of life along the Chisholm Trail. Weaver’s research included visual and written references of the 1870’s cattle drives, drovers’ journals, and geography. Weaver’s exhibit highlights his new pieces as well as a variety of additional works.

Weaver’s exhibit will be on display from July 2 to Sept. 28. To learn more about Jim Weaver and his art, visit his website.

Chisholm Trail Heritage Center is open five days a week,… Continue reading