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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
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 27 @ 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 Heritage Center set to reopen June 9

DUNCAN, Okla. – Howdy! About two months ago, amid all of the uncertainty, the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center decided the best way to protect our guests and employees was to temporarily close our doors to the public. Though the situation is not perfect, we can now open our doors in a way that will keep everyone safe, while allowing us to continue providing world-class cultural experiences.

It is now time for us to welcome you back to the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, and here is how we are going to do it.

We will open to the public on June 9 with both physical and operational changes that will allow guest access to most of our facility. Our new operating schedule is Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We appreciate your patience while we work through our reopening… Continue reading

Trail Talk at the Heritage Center

From the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center

Welcome to “Trail Talk” at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, Oklahoma. We offer two broadcasts each week on the Zoom platform. Here’s your chance to experience the Wild West from the comfort of your own home!

Trail Talks are free to attend and cover a wide range of topics related to the Chisholm Trail. Wednesdays will focus on the diversity of life along the trail, while Thursdays will highlight art and artists of the American West.

Until then, Happy Trails!


All programs will begin at 3 p.m. CDT, and we will add the link and passwords here on the day of the broadcast. Links go live about 2:50 p.m. CDT

Upcoming Broadcasts

Wednesday, June 3 | Book Reading and Horse – Presenters:  Edie and Mary

Thursday, June 4 | Artist Greg Erway – Presenters:  Elizabeth and Greg… Continue reading

Virtual exhibit tour with artist Brent Learned set for Friday

Join us Friday, May 1, 2020, for a virtual tour with Brent Learned as he talks about his exhibit, “Looking Through Indian Eyes” at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center.  This tour will be live at 1 p.m. using Zoom.

Learned is a member of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma and native Oklahoman. He is one of our 2020 exhibitors and though we are currently closed to the public, we want people to see this show. Learned will walk through his show and visitors can ask questions about his art, through our Zoom presentation.

“I create artwork to capture the essence, accuracy, emotion and historical authenticity of the Native American Indian in a contemporary vision.”

In 2019, PBS NewsHour featured Learned and his work, which he says is his vision of remastering the great with a Native American taste.
These live programs won’t be re-broadcast, so make sure to join… Continue reading

Ledger art, Kiowa Six history to be topic of Zoom this week

 

Bring pencil and paper when you join our next Zoom meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 29. Here is the link for the event, along with a needed password:

The password is: lines
Meeting ID is: 865-3435-9447

This will be our second week to host a live Zoom program from the museum. Ledger art, and the art and history of the Kiowa Six, will be the topics of discussion for anyone who wants to watch and, or participate. The link will be active about 10 minutes prior to the live session.

Parents and teachers are encouraged to help spread the word of this opportunity and watch Facebook for updates. Here’s a link to our promotional video about the upcoming Zoom meeting.

Click here to visit the event on our Facebook.

These live programs won’t be re-broadcast, so make sure to join… Continue reading

Heritage Center museum prepares to go live for students, guests

UPDATE 4/22/2020 — Click our Event link on Facebook to join the Cowboy Gear – Zoom LIVE – https://www.facebook.com/events/213395810085160/

The link goes active 10 minutes prior to our 3 p.m. scheduled meeting – great for all ages. That’s 3 p.m. CDT (Central Daylight Time)

DUNCAN, Okla. –The education team at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center will be going live from the museum next week with the first of several Zoom meetings. Sharing content about the Chisholm Trail, the animals in the diorama, Jesse Chisholm and art, are among the live programs we will offer for guests of all ages.

Parents and teachers are encouraged to help spread the word of this opportunity and watch Facebook for updates. Here’s a link to our promotional video about the upcoming Zoom meeting, https://www.facebook.com/onthechisholmtrail/videos/220089356072597/

These live programs won’t be re-broadcast, so make sure to join our Zoom meetings every Wednesday at 3 p.m. The… Continue reading

Tips for dealing with COVID-19 stress

Thanks to our friends at the Chickasaw Nation, we can share this on our blog.

Dr. Paul Emrich, Chickasaw Nation Under Secretary of Mental Health Service.

Dr. Emrich offers tips on dealing with COVID-19 related stress

Dr. Paul Emrich, Chickasaw Nation Under Secretary of Mental Health Service, says the Chickasaw people have experienced trying times before and will remain strong despite the current COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Chickasaw people have been through many difficult times in the past and I think they’re going to continue to be unconquered and unconquerable,” he said. “This is just an opportunity to be able to show that resilience and that strength to be able to get through something difficult like what we’re going through now.”

That said, Dr. Emrich offers concrete tips on dealing with stress and anxiety related to an unparalleled worldwide epidemic.

“One trick is to teach yourself what we call ‘7-11.’ That… Continue reading

Chisholm Trail Heritage Center closes to the public because of COVID-19 pandemic

Chisholm Trail Heritage Center closes to the public because of COVID-19 pandemic

DUNCAN, Okla. – We are temporarily closing the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center to the public for the safety and well being of our guests and staff. This change takes place starting Wednesday, March 25. We will update our website and social media as things change.

 

Earlier this month, we decided to postpone the Center’s new event, Cowboys and Cobbler Throwdown, that was originally scheduled for April 4. We will re-schedule as soon as we can. All public activities, including school tours and field trips, are currently on hold until it is safe to re-open.

 

For information, contact the Heritage Center at (580) 252-6692. Visit our social media pages, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter while we are closed.

Chisholm Trail Heritage Center’s On The Chisholm Trail monument, by sculptor Paul Moore, a tribute to the cowboys who worked… Continue reading

How the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center is responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated March 17, 2020

How the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center is responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At this time, we will continue to remain open to the public. Here at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, we work hard to ensure the well-being of our staff, daily visitors, and members. Your safety is our top priority.

Ensuring the cleanliness of our facility involves all staff and is a regular daily practice.

We have increased our daily cleaning practices with an emphasis on frequent sanitizing throughout the day and after groups of guests visit.

We understand that everyone has concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our practices include following the guidelines as set forth by  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Oklahoma State Department of Health, and from the Association of Children’s Museums.

We will continue to update you here if anything changes.

Resources

Information including symptoms, prevention & treatment, and… Continue reading

Ready for a Cobbler Throwdown

POSTPONED! – This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a future date. 

Cowboys-and-Cobbler-Throwdown
Do your family and friends say you make the best cobbler? Our new event “Cowboys and Cobbler Throwdown” is just the challenge you need!
Registration forms are available now, due by March 27. The event happens Saturday, April 4, right here at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, Oklahoma. There’s going to be live music, cobbler judging, longhorns on the property and many more things to enjoy.
There will be two divisions for youth 10-17, and adults 18 and over. Non-monetary *but really cool prizes will be given to the best four in each division. That includes a People’s Choice where the winners are determined by the number of sold tickets they receive at the event. (See below for the official schedule).
Activities planned for this afternoon event (outside weather permitting) includes the… Continue reading

They come from everywhere

When you visit, one of the first things our front desk services (that’s tour guides and gift shop staff!) will do is ask where you are from – sometimes they get a “I live across the street” and other times, they’ll hear some remote region of the world mentioned. If you’ve been here, they probably asked how you heard about us. Usually it’s from seeing our website or social media, or a brochure or from a member, friend or family. In fact, that’s the leading reason for guests visiting. Sometimes guests have discovered the Heritage Center through travel bloggers.

When you share how much fun you had here, others naturally want to see and experience the same adventure.  Every once in awhile, we hear some extremely unique responses.

“We heard about you on a plane traveling from London.” Yes, it’s true!

Our welcome staff jots down every region mentioned,… Continue reading