Join us 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28 for a reception celebrating young writers and the spirit of creativity at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center & Garis Gallery of the American West.
Saddle Up & Write is a creative writing experience hosted by the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, funded by the Oklahoma Arts Council and CTHC members. It is taught by Dr. Nathan Brown, former Oklahoma Poet Laureate.
Now in its ninth year, exceptional sixth grade writers from Duncan, Empire and Marlow use the Garis Gallery of the American West, CTHC temporary exhibits and their own lives as inspiration to create poetry or prose. Students select their favorite works which are then compiled into an award-winning mini-magazine.
Readings and refreshments – all are welcome to attend.
Each student receives a published booklet of their selection.
Guests should arrive before the reception begins at 1:30.
Please see our NOTES blog on Facebook for the complete article and names of students who participated.
Our creative writing program was made possible through funding by the Oklahoma Arts Council and Chisholm Trail Heritage Center members. If you aren’t a member but would like to become one, please give us a call today! 580-252-6692
Bison – Ancient. Massive. Wild.
Head on down the road to see us! May 24 – July 27, 2019.
This nationally touring exhibit explores the significance of the bison from pre-history, to their relationship with the Plains Indians, near extinction, and current iconic status. As you visit this exhibit, you explore the significance of bison in the cultures of Plains Indian peoples – particularly as a resource for food, clothing, shelter and tools.
Book your group tours for all ages. Families and small groups always welcome. Open 7 days a week or special hours with advanced request. Educational programming available.
Bison is a North American species whose story stretches from Plains Indian hunters to entrepreneurial industrialists to dedicated conservationists to today’s producers and enthusiasts.