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Mar
9
Mon
2020
Cowpokes & Brush Strokes 2-4 year olds @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Mar 9 @ 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm

 

Time to enroll for the winter Cowpokes & Brush Strokes session that begins Monday, Jan. 27.
Please read through all this information if you are interested. There’s even a FAQ section below!

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.

8 Monday sessions: 1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday, January 27 to Monday March 16

Cost:
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center Members – 8 sessions for $16/additional child $8 (Become a member today when you enroll your child)
Non-members: 8 sessions for $24/additional child $16

This program is one of our most popular programs and fills quickly. We have limited space available!
Call today (580) 252-6692 to reserve your cowpoke’s space or email leah@onthechisholmtrail.com

FAQ:
Do we have to bring our child/children every week? No, but the price is the same as you are paying for the 8 week program.

What if you cancel a Monday session because of bad weather? We will extend it another week to make up for that missed day.

Can I bring my infants or other siblings? Yes, but the program is for 2-4 year old children, and supplies are for those who are enrolled/paid in the program.

Do I have to stay with my child during the program? Yes, this is not a drop-off program. Parents and or grandparents must stay and be responsible for your child. The art activities are designed for parent and child interaction.

What can I expect from this program?
This program helps children build social interaction, and a child may feel shy the first time or two, but we encourage you to continue to bring your child each Monday. We have seen friendships form between the children and parents, with many returning for future programs.

Each Monday is a different theme, with art, storytelling and music. The children create art projects they take home with them each Monday.

Jan. 27 – National Bubble Wrap Day
Feb. 3 – National Carrot Cake Day
Feb. 10 – National Umbrella Day
Feb. 17 – National President/Cabbage/Random Act of Kindness Day
Feb. 24 – National Tortilla Chip Day
March 2 – Dr. Seuss Day
March 9 – National Meatball Day
March 16 – National Panda Day

This program is possible because of our paid members and the Oklahoma Arts Council funding. Thank you!

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

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.

Mar
16
Mon
2020
Cowpokes & Brush Strokes 2-4 year olds @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Mar 16 @ 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm

 

Time to enroll for the winter Cowpokes & Brush Strokes session that begins Monday, Jan. 27.
Please read through all this information if you are interested. There’s even a FAQ section below!

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.

8 Monday sessions: 1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday, January 27 to Monday March 16

Cost:
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center Members – 8 sessions for $16/additional child $8 (Become a member today when you enroll your child)
Non-members: 8 sessions for $24/additional child $16

This program is one of our most popular programs and fills quickly. We have limited space available!
Call today (580) 252-6692 to reserve your cowpoke’s space or email leah@onthechisholmtrail.com

FAQ:
Do we have to bring our child/children every week? No, but the price is the same as you are paying for the 8 week program.

What if you cancel a Monday session because of bad weather? We will extend it another week to make up for that missed day.

Can I bring my infants or other siblings? Yes, but the program is for 2-4 year old children, and supplies are for those who are enrolled/paid in the program.

Do I have to stay with my child during the program? Yes, this is not a drop-off program. Parents and or grandparents must stay and be responsible for your child. The art activities are designed for parent and child interaction.

What can I expect from this program?
This program helps children build social interaction, and a child may feel shy the first time or two, but we encourage you to continue to bring your child each Monday. We have seen friendships form between the children and parents, with many returning for future programs.

Each Monday is a different theme, with art, storytelling and music. The children create art projects they take home with them each Monday.

Jan. 27 – National Bubble Wrap Day
Feb. 3 – National Carrot Cake Day
Feb. 10 – National Umbrella Day
Feb. 17 – National President/Cabbage/Random Act of Kindness Day
Feb. 24 – National Tortilla Chip Day
March 2 – Dr. Seuss Day
March 9 – National Meatball Day
March 16 – National Panda Day

This program is possible because of our paid members and the Oklahoma Arts Council funding. Thank you!

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

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.

Apr
2
Thu
2020
Delayed Opening: Looking Through Indian Eyes
Apr 2 – Jun 30 all-day

This exhibit opening is delayed. *COVID19 pandemic


“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

Reception to be announced.

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.

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!

Jul
2
Thu
2020
The Long Hard Ride: A Commemoration of the Chisholm Trail
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm

“The Long Hard Ride: A Commemoration of the Chisholm Trail” is an installation exhibition by Oklahoma leather artist, Jim Weaver. On display July 2 – Sept. 28, 2020 at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, 1000 Chisholm Trail Pkwy, Duncan, OK 73533

Weaver’s exhibit will feature new work, with nearly a dozen large-scale leather hides displayed in the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center’s main exhibit room. Extensive research by the artist includes visual and written references of the 1870s cattle drives, drovers’ journals and geography. Using his leather craft skills, Weaver tells a story of history, and how humans are dependent upon the earth.

“Geographically, the scene will begin in San Antonio and end at the railroad stockyards in Abilene, Kansas,” Weaver said. Exhibit details will include the extreme weather conditions faced along the trail, a focus on topography, and more. His work has been featured in The Paseo Arts District, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Gallery, the Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory in Ada since 2016 as part of its 50th anniversary, and most recently in France, among numerous other places. The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition provided Weaver with a funding grant for this exhibit.  To learn more about Weaver, visit his website.

Photo: Jim Weaver researching the archives at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.