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Oct
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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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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

Apr
4
Sat
2020
Cowboys and Cobbler Throwdown @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cowboys and Cobbler Throwdown @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center

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 8-18; and adults, 19 and older.

Bakers must enter their own home-cooked cobbler. Bakers are limited to two different recipes. Dutch oven cobblers, large casserole and deep dish cobblers are all acceptable, but pies will not be accepted. There is no entry fee.

Non-monetary prizes to be awarded in several different categories, including an overall People’s Choice award. Tickets for tasting will be sold for $1 each. The cobbler with the most tickets will win the People’s Choice award.

Entertainment throughout the day will include cowboy performers Gary S. Pratt of Davis, and Jay Snider of Cyril, and flutist Duane Paul of Duncan. There will be opportunities throughout the day for cowboy poetry performances. For information, contact Leah or Toni at the Heritage Center, (580) 252-6692.

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.