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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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Nov
28
Thu
2019
Closed Thanksgiving Day
Nov 28 all-day
Closed Thanksgiving Day

We will be closed all day, Thursday, November 28, 2019 so that our staff may enjoy the holiday with their families and friends. We hope you will shop with us on Friday, November 29, when we open for regular hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Remember – shop local & the bonus is you avoid the crowds and find unique gifts!

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!

May
14
Thu
2020
Artist talk with Janet Loveless @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
May 14 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 14, for a Zoom show with artist Janet Loveless. She has three pieces in our Garis Gallery of the American West that are available to purchase.

Janet will talk about her career as an artist and about the pieces she has on display. There will be a time for Q&A at the end of the Zoom show. This will last about 30 minutes. A link will be added here and on our Facebook and Twitter that morning.

Watchful Eye by Janet Loveless

Jun
10
Wed
2020
Opening: Looking Through Indian Eyes
Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm

Exhibit Opening June 10


“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

The exhibit will open Wednesday, June 10 at a reception where you can meet the artist and learn more about him and his work. The reception will be from 4 pm to 7 pm. and will feature refreshments. Stop on by, see some great art, and maybe purchase a painting or two.

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.