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Oct
1
Tue
2019
all-day Designed by Nature-Sarah Rodefel...
Designed by Nature-Sarah Rodefel...
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[...]

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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
12
Thu
2019
Texoma Gives!
Sep 12 all-day

Texoma Gives is back! This one day fundraiser challenges you to give as little as $25 which can turn into big bucks for the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center. Donations are matched by awesome donors in “prizes” throughout the day. Will your $25 be matched with $100 or $1000 or more!? You will have to click to find out!

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!

Jan
9
Thu
2020
Exhibit – Painted Ladies, Watercolors of Friendship
Jan 9 – Feb 27 all-day

“Painted Ladies, Watercolors of Friendship” – featuring the art of Lou Baggett, Glenna Pace, Barb Nelson and the late Jean Rich, will be on display, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27, 2020, at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK. Watercolors, collaborations, pastels and more will be on display, created by these women during nearly a decade of friendship. They met weekly to paint, until the death of Rich in 2017. They still continue to create art, participate in workshops and show their work. More details and a reception to be announced later.

 

 

Mar
1
Sun
2020
Youth Art Month – Take a Journey Through Art
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day

The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center annually hosts the Youth Art Month show that features art from students in area high schools. The 2020 show theme is “Take a Journey Through Art. This will be the 10th year for the museum to participate in the national program.

Art is submitted by the teachers on behalf of their students. A public reception will be 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5. All students, their families and other supporters of the program are invited to attend.

Students who are interested in having their work displayed should contact their art teacher. Teachers who would like to submit work can contact Leah Mulkey, CTHC Education Coordinator for details.

There is no cost to the students or schools to participate, or to attend the public reception. Historically, art entries range from 140 to more than 300 pieces of art submitted by more than 100 area art students. Past shows have included mosaics, scratchboard, drawings, collage, paintings and photography. Art teachers are encouraged to follow the theme, but it is not required. If you are a teacher who has never participated in the Heritage Center’s annual show, please contact Leah Mulkey in advance. Space is limited for art display.

For information, call 580-252-6692, or email leah@onthechisholmtrail.com or info@onthechisholmtrail.com

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” – an installation exhibition by Oklahoma leather artist, Jim Weaver.

Weaver’s exhibition 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 has included visual and written references of the 1870s cattle drives, drovers’ journals and geography, which will be the focus of this exhibit. Using his leather craft skills, Weaver is known for telling 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. His exhibit will include, the extreme weather conditions faced along the trail, 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.

July 2 – Sept. 28, 2020 – Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, 1000 Chisholm Trail Pkwy, Duncan, OK 73533

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