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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
3
Tue
2019
Adventure with the Abernathy Boys – Fall 2019
Sep 3 – Oct 31 all-day

Adventure with the Abernathy Boys – Fall 2019 (August 26 – October 31)

Children of all ages love to hear the story of Oklahoma’s first celebrities and how they traveled across the country by horseback and by Brush vehicle! In 1909, five year old Temple and his nine year old brother Bud, rode from Frederick, Oklahoma, to Santa Fe, New Mexico … ALONE … on horses! And that was only the beginning ….

 

See Details on our Sessions

Oct
1
Tue
2019
Designed by Nature-Sarah Rodefeld photographs
Oct 1 2019 – Jan 6 2020 all-day
Designed by Nature-Sarah Rodefeld photographs

“Designed by Nature,” featuring the fine art wildlife and landscape photography of Sarah Rodefeld of Maud, OK.
Exhibit Oct. 1 – Jan. 6, 2020,  at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK.

Sarah will be here 2-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, for our Holiday Open House. She’ll share the stories of how she “got the picture” of those images in her exhibit. Her work is available to purchase. She also has a variety of merchandise with her images featured – coffee mugs, puzzles, notepads and journals, keychains, magnets, and other items. Merchandise and the framed 8×10 images can go home on day of purchase.

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

 

Oct
7
Mon
2019
Cowpokes & Brush Strokes for 2-4 year olds
Oct 7 @ 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm

We have limited space available! Call Today – (580) 252-6692 to reserve your cowpoke’s space or email leah@onthechisholmtrail.com

Cowpokes & Brush Strokes is a hands-on arts and music adventure for kids ages 2-4 and their “big person” to explore the process of becoming creative individuals. Accompanying adult can be different or the same for each class; whatever works for your family.

There will be 8 sessions from Monday, Sept. 9, to Monday, Oct. 28. Sessions are from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 9; Sept. 16; Sept. 23; Sept. 30
and
Oct. 7; Oct. 14; Oct. 21; Oct. 28

COST: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center Members: 8 sessions for $16/additional child $8 (Become a member for as little as $25 per year.)

COST: Non-members: 8 sessions for $24/additional child $16

THIS CLASS DOES SELL OUT. Register today to save a spot. Come to all classes or just a few.

Paid in part by a grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council, and Chisholm Trail Heritage Center members, just like you! This helps keep costs low for all.

Oct
9
Wed
2019
Oklahoma Archaeology Month
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm

Oklahoma Archaeology Month is recognized statewide every October. Visit us to see artifacts of the past and learn the history behind them.

View and learn about Longhorn horns, inscribed rocks, bison bones and pelts, wolf pelts, Native American artifacts, and tools used by cowboys in the 1800s.  Each October we also display an authentic 1909 Brush Runabout vehicle in our lobby. Our tour guides will share the story behind the vehicle and its importance to Oklahoma history.

 

ar·chae·ol·o·gy
/ˌärkēˈäləjē/
noun
1. the study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts and other physical remains.

Archaeology, or archeology, is the study of human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture. The archaeological record consists of artifacts, architecture, biofacts or ecofacts and cultural landscapes. Archaeology can be considered both a social science and a branch of the humanities.

 

Oct
14
Mon
2019
Field Trips – Booked
Oct 14 – Oct 18 all-day
Cowpokes & Brush Strokes for 2-4 year olds
Oct 14 @ 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm

We have limited space available! Call Today – (580) 252-6692 to reserve your cowpoke’s space or email leah@onthechisholmtrail.com

Cowpokes & Brush Strokes is a hands-on arts and music adventure for kids ages 2-4 and their “big person” to explore the process of becoming creative individuals. Accompanying adult can be different or the same for each class; whatever works for your family.

There will be 8 sessions from Monday, Sept. 9, to Monday, Oct. 28. Sessions are from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 9; Sept. 16; Sept. 23; Sept. 30
and
Oct. 7; Oct. 14; Oct. 21; Oct. 28

COST: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center Members: 8 sessions for $16/additional child $8 (Become a member for as little as $25 per year.)

COST: Non-members: 8 sessions for $24/additional child $16

THIS CLASS DOES SELL OUT. Register today to save a spot. Come to all classes or just a few.

Paid in part by a grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council, and Chisholm Trail Heritage Center members, just like you! This helps keep costs low for all.

Oct
21
Mon
2019
Cowpokes & Brush Strokes for 2-4 year olds
Oct 21 @ 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm

We have limited space available! Call Today – (580) 252-6692 to reserve your cowpoke’s space or email leah@onthechisholmtrail.com

Cowpokes & Brush Strokes is a hands-on arts and music adventure for kids ages 2-4 and their “big person” to explore the process of becoming creative individuals. Accompanying adult can be different or the same for each class; whatever works for your family.

There will be 8 sessions from Monday, Sept. 9, to Monday, Oct. 28. Sessions are from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 9; Sept. 16; Sept. 23; Sept. 30
and
Oct. 7; Oct. 14; Oct. 21; Oct. 28

COST: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center Members: 8 sessions for $16/additional child $8 (Become a member for as little as $25 per year.)

COST: Non-members: 8 sessions for $24/additional child $16

THIS CLASS DOES SELL OUT. Register today to save a spot. Come to all classes or just a few.

Paid in part by a grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council, and Chisholm Trail Heritage Center members, just like you! This helps keep costs low for all.

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Reading Down The Plains @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center & Garis Gallery of the American West
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Reading Down The Plains and The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
invite you to hear
Oklahoma Poet Laureate Jeanetta Calhoun Mish

Noon, Saturday, October 26, at the Heritage Center

Duncan is on Mish’s Fall 2019 Poet Laureate event tour. A scholar, poet and essayist, she will share some of her stories.

Afterward, there will be the regular open mic that Reading Down The Plains offers. Inspiring Oklahoma writers to find their stories, Mish has made a career out of telling the stories of Oklahoma people.

Books by Mish: “What I Learned at the War” – “Oklahomeland” “Work is Love Made Visible” and “Tongue Tied Woman.”

Terry Clark, honoree & director, Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, praises Mish’s writing.
Welcome to the real Oklahoma, the Oklahomeland not of a musical, but of sweat-stained people, of a raw land and emotions. Jeanetta Calhoun Mish is foremost a story-teller whose compelling narratives and imagery drag you into caring as much as she does. You can take a walk with a little girl and her Grandpa or drive down a rural highway, always connected with the land. Even the more “scholarly” subjects are conversations told with passion and fire, whether about Woody Guthrie or lynchings in her hometown. It’s fitting she chose a quote from Faulkner for the title to of the essay, “Like a Fire in Dry Grass.” When Mish writes about Oklahoma’s people and causes, she is also like a fire in dry grass.

Whether you are a writer, reader or just enjoy listening to others read selections, then Reading Down The Plains October event is not to be missed. The Heritage Center is excited to co-sponsor this event.