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Mar
23
Mon
2020
9:30 am Oklahoma Land Run sessions
Oklahoma Land Run sessions
Mar 23 @ 9:30 am – Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm
Oklahoma Land Run sessions
Who’s a Boomer and who is a Sooner? What wild ride did Kentucky Daisey take in the Oklahoma land run? Racing for their own piece of “Oklahoma land” then providing an occupation at the land[...]

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Sep
21
Sat
2019
Smithsonian Museum Day – Free Admission
Sep 21 all-day
Heritage Center participates in Smithsonian magazine Museum Day
DUNCAN, Okla. – Smithsonian magazine has designated Saturday, Sept. 21, as the 15th annual Museum Day, which provides participating museums across the United States a chance to open their doors for free to those who download a branded ticket. The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK, is again one of those participating museums.
More than 15,000 museums are expected to participate in this year’s event. To visit the Heritage Center for free on Saturday, visit Smithsonian.com/museumday to learn more and download a Museum Day ticket. Visitors are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission for two people on Saturday, Sept. 21. The Heritage Center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can search for other participating museums with the Smithsonian link provided!
Apr
2
Thu
2020
Delayed Opening: Looking Through Indian Eyes
Apr 2 – Jun 30 all-day

This exhibit opening is delayed. *COVID19 pandemic


“Looking Through Indian Eyes”
will feature the art of Brent Learned, who is a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. The show is April 2 – June 30, 2020, at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK.

Learned, an Oklahoma City artist, wants people to realize after seeing his art that Native Americans still exist and they have stories to tell. He uses bold colors to tell his stories through paintings. Learn more about his work in this PBS News Hour article: https://to.pbs.org/2OtHMJF

Reception to be announced.

Brent Learned's "Buffalo"

Brent Learned’s “Buffalo” is one of three artworks, two paintings and one canvas, he loaned to the Heritage Center for the summer bison exhibit. All three of his pieces are available to purchase.

Apr
4
Sat
2020
CANCELED! Smithsonian Museum Day – Free Admission @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center & Garis Gallery of the American West
Apr 4 all-day
CANCELED! Smithsonian Museum Day - Free Admission @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center & Garis Gallery of the American West

Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day has been canceled nationwide because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Heritage Center participates in Smithsonian magazine Museum Day
DUNCAN, Okla. – Smithsonian magazine has designated Saturday, April 4, 2020, as its 16th annual Museum Day.
This provides participating museums across the United States a chance to open their doors for free to those who download a Smithsonian event ticket. The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK, will again participate in this unique day.
More than 15,000 museums are expected to participate in this year’s event. To visit the Heritage Center for free, visit Smithsonian.com/museumday to learn more and download a Museum Day ticket. Tickets will be available to download beginning at midnight on Thursday, February 27, 2020.
Visitors are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission for two people on Saturday, April 4. The Heritage Center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can search for other participating museums with the Smithsonian link provided!
Jul
2
Thu
2020
The Long Hard Ride: A Commemoration of the Chisholm Trail
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm

“The Long Hard Ride: A Commemoration of the Chisholm Trail” is an installation exhibition by Oklahoma leather artist, Jim Weaver. On display July 2 – Sept. 28, 2020 at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, 1000 Chisholm Trail Pkwy, Duncan, OK 73533

Weaver’s exhibit will feature new work, with nearly a dozen large-scale leather hides displayed in the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center’s main exhibit room. Extensive research by the artist includes visual and written references of the 1870s cattle drives, drovers’ journals and geography. Using his leather craft skills, Weaver tells a story of history, and how humans are dependent upon the earth.

“Geographically, the scene will begin in San Antonio and end at the railroad stockyards in Abilene, Kansas,” Weaver said. Exhibit details will include the extreme weather conditions faced along the trail, a focus on topography, and more. His work has been featured in The Paseo Arts District, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Gallery, the Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory in Ada since 2016 as part of its 50th anniversary, and most recently in France, among numerous other places. The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition provided Weaver with a funding grant for this exhibit.  To learn more about Weaver, visit his website.

Photo: Jim Weaver researching the archives at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.