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!
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!
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.
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.
The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center is celebrating National Day of the Cowboy for its 10th year! Saturday, July 25, 2020.
This year’s theme will be Young’Uns on the Trail! We’re adding a Read’em Cowboy Circle – an official National Day of the Cowboy project. Readers throughout the day will promote the cowboy and western/ranching lifestyle. Read’em Cowboy is about promoting literacy and encouraging people of all ages to read and write western literature and cowboy poetry. It goes beyond just the words of the lifestyle, but also includes western cowboy art, photography and music and more.
We’ll have live music thanks to the “Cowboys at Heart” band with Allen Wooten, Gaylon Blankenship and Dedra Frye. They’ve been performing for our event for a few years now.
Children’s author, Una Belle Townsend returns to share her newest book, Ben and the Missing Pony. She’ll also have old favorites such as Grady’s in the Silo and The Oklahoma Land Run. Townsend was here in 2018. She will have books to purchase and autograph.
Art exhibit is The Long Hard Ride: A Commemoration of the Chisholm Trail – by Jim Weaver of Edmond. Weaver is a leather artist and his hide installation will tell the story of the Chisholm Trail.
Children’s art project is funded by the Oklahoma Arts Council.
It’s always the fourth Saturday in July and indoors! There is a free community outreach event.
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center is a Cowboy Keeper Award recipient from the National Day of the Cowboy organization.