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Chisholm Trail Heritage Center Annual National Day of the Cowboy Celebration July 27th, 2019

July 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Chisholm Trail Heritage Center to spotlight bison, basket weaver, Oklahoma author and more at its annual National Day of the Cowboy

Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan has many indoor activities planned for this year’s free National Day of the Cowboy celebration, Saturday, July 27. A nationally-touring exhibit, Bison: Ancient. Massive. Wild, will be available for guests to explore.

On the schedule – Oklahoma author, Kristi Eaton of Tulsa, who wrote “The Main Streets of Oklahoma: Okie Stories from Every County” published in 2014, will have copies of her book available to purchase and autograph; Pauline Asbury owner of Habasketry, out of Oklahoma City, will be demonstrating basket weaving and selling her baskets; James Stepp from Wichita Buffalo Co. at Sandy Springs Farm in Hinton, will feature his bison jerky and other products; and paintings by Nocona, Texas artist, Larry G. Lemons will be on exhibit and available to purchase.

Live music, which has been a popular part of the day’s festivities will again feature Allen Wooten and the Cowboys at Heart band, Gaylon Blankenship and Dedra Frye, all from the Comanche Opry. Plenty of chairs are staged so that guests can sit and enjoy the music or dance if they choose.

All of these activities for the entire day are happening only at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center.

Children’s games and an art project will also be available, made possible with funding from the Oklahoma Arts Council. In 2016, the Heritage Center was awarded the “Cowboy Keeper Award” by the National Day of the Cowboy non-profit organization. The award is given to those who make substantial contributions to the preservation of pioneer heritage and cowboy culture, while also inspiring others to do the same. Since 2010, the Heritage Center has been celebrating National Day of the Cowboy with a free admission day. In 2013, Oklahoma state legislators approved a resolution to officially recognize NDOC.

NDOC is an all-day event, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is designed so that no matter what time guests choose to attend – morning, mid-day or afternoon, they will be able to enjoy everything planned. The entire day of activities is designed for families and individual fun – no matter your age. Visitors can experience the 4D theater, Campfire Theater, the Garis Gallery of the West and all exhibits and activities on this day of free admission.

Chisholm Trail Heritage Center is open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Located at 1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway in Duncan. Call 580-252-6692 for information. It is an official “Best Heritage Attraction,” an Oklahoma Outstanding Attraction, a National Day of the Cowboy ‘Cowboy Keeper” and a Top Ten Western Museum – True West Magazine. Chisholm Trail Heritage Center Association is a 501c3 non-profit.


July 27, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway
Duncan, OK 73533 United States
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