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Jun
1
Mon
2020
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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Aug
30
Fri
2019
Cowboy Youth Poetry Contest
Aug 30 @ 3:30 pm – Nov 1 @ 11:59 pm

 

It’s our 2nd annual Chisholm Trail Cowboy Youth Poetry Contest. Your original cowboy poem could earn you some cash!

Four categories: pre-K to 12th grade. Entries due by Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Click here for all the details. Rules and Entry Forms

Pictured are two of the entries in the 2018 contest. More can be found on our Facebook page.

Diego Nunez  5-Ocean-Frias

Thanks to Woody Creek Ranch for sponsoring the cash prizes for this contest!  (Woody Creek Ranch was established in 1909, Bray, Oklahoma, and continues to be a thriving testament to the spirit of the cowboy. We appreciate their dedication to the Heritage Center and the cowboy way of life.

Thank you to Oklahoma Arts Council for making this educational program possible.

Sep
2
Mon
2019
OPEN Labor Day @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Sep 2 all-day

We are open Monday, September 2, 2019, Labor Day. Our hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (and 1-5 p.m. Sundays)

In fact – we are open daily – with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.

 

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!
Oct
6
Sun
2019
Free Writing Workshop
Oct 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Chisholm Trail Heritage Center is hosting a free writing workshop, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, to be led by Oklahoma author Beth Robinson. She will inspire writers of all ages in this two hour workshop.

It is recommended participants arrive about 1:15 p.m. The workshop begins at 1:30 p.m. (The museum does not open until 1 p.m.) Robinson is an award-winning writer who creates engaging dialogue with the participants. She offers many writing exercises and participants will have a hands-on opportunity to explore the museum in at least one writing exercise.

Students who are considering entering the Heritage Center’s second annual Cowboy Youth Poetry Contest are encouraged to attend this free workshop. Deadlines for entries in the student contest are Nov. 1, 2019.

Full details will be added to the website and to the Facebook page for the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center. Registration for the workshop is not required, but is appreciated. To register, call (580) 252-6692, or email: toni@onthechisholmtrail.com

Writing Workshop with Beth

 

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!
POSTPONED! Cowboys and Cobbler Throwdown @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Apr 4 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

POSTPONED – COVID19 pandemic. We will reschedule.

Cowboys and Cobbler Throwdown

Cowboys and Cobbler Throwdown is a new event coming to the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, Saturday, April 4, 2020. This tasty, fun fundraiser is open to all cowboys, cattle queens, and of course, bakers, youth ages 10-17; and adults, 18 and older.

Bakers must enter their own home-cooked cobbler. Bakers are limited to a maximum of two different cobblers. Dutch oven cobblers, large casserole and deep dish cobblers are all acceptable, but pies will not be accepted. There is no entry fee.

Registration forms due by Friday, March 27. Late registrations will be accepted with a fee of $20, deadline April 2.

Non-monetary prizes to be awarded in four different categories, including a People’s Choice award, for both youth and adults divisions. The cobbler in both youth and adult divisions with the most tickets will win the People’s Choice awards.

Tickets for tasting will be sold for minimum $5 for five samples and $1 for each additional sample to taste.

There will also be ice cream, because, as in the words of Cowboy Mike, “It’s a sin to serve cobbler without ice cream!”

Entertainment throughout the day will include cowboy performer flutist Duane Paul of Duncan | and Two Belles also of Duncan.
A finale 2 hour concert will feature Gary S. Pratt. Jay Snider will emcee this event (which is set for the afternoon 1-5 p.m.) Cobbler entries to be accepted 12:30-1 p.m.  Event kickoff at 1 p.m.

A “Quickdraw Poetry Showcase” provides cowboy poets of all ages a chance to share their best or favorite poem. Only one reading per cowboy poet for the day. This event will be held outside (weather permitting). We are also excited to announce that the Heritage Herd longhorns will be on the property. There will also be some educational activities for families throughout the day.

A complete program of events will be released along with the entry forms March 1.  The forms will be added to the website and available in our front lobby at that time.

For information, contact Leah or Toni at the Heritage Center, (580) 252-6692.

It all happens April 4! Hope you will be a part of this fun day!