National Day of the Cowboy
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See what we’ve got planned!
Theme-Guided Tours: Explore cowboys, cowgirls, and vaqueros with a docent on a fun tour of the Museum (Adult, Family, & bilingual groups) The tours will be themed to highlight artworks that relate to cowboys, cowgirls, and vaqueros.
Food: Munch Food Truck: Enjoy a bite or two of tasty Texas barbecue
Cowpoke Games & Crafts: outfit yer’self in a cowboy vest& spurs, make a stick pony, learn the how to brand and more!
- Branding station
- Quilt making
- Gunslingin’ Target practice
- Make a stick pony and try out barrel racing
- Play a game of horseshoes
- Dress like a Cowboy: Make your own spurs and cowboy vest
- Toddlers station with balloon animal herding, and bull riding
Hollywood Tales: Bruce Morgan, a stuntman and character actor who played a role in making scenes memorable in 1970s Hollywood Westerns, shares behind-the-scenes stories about movie stunts.
Lil Partners Reading Zone: mosey over to Kampann Library Portal to sit a spell for a book reading from our Curator of Art, Emily Wilson’s recently published children’s book that crafts a modern fairy tale based on the life of Charles M. Russell (1864–1926) and his many letters, “Charlie Russell and the Gnomes of Bull Head Lodge”. (Available for purchase at the Museum Store). Stop by to learn the art of gnome-making from Bruce Morgan so you can craft your own cowboy gnomes!
Cool Down Corral: head over the 3rd floor for a family friendly western themed film.
Rollin’ Texas Style Chuckwagon: sample some tasty vittles- beans & peach cobbler cooked by Sandra Gammill-Julian of Rolling Texas Style Chuckwagon Cooking.
Western Photo Spot: The perfect spot for selfies complete with props and wanted poster frames!
Roping Cowboys: Learn how to lasso like a pro from trick roper Marty Tipton.
Dairy Farm Demo: A traveling milking parlor featuring a live cow for all audiences will make its way to our backyard for a presentation from trained instructors.
*NEW THIS YEAR* After the fun of National Day of the Cowboy, the McNutt Sculpture Garden will transform into a Sips & Sounds of the West! Beginning at 6:30pm, you won’t want to miss singer/songwriter Marcy Grace, beer and a Food Truck! Learn more and grab your tickets here.
For more information contact:
Education & Programs Department
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