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The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

 
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is America’s premier institution of Western history, art and culture. The museum collects, preserves and exhibits an internationally renowned collection of Western art and artifacts while sponsoring dynamic educational programs and ground-breaking scholarly research to stimulate interest in the enduring legacy of our American West.
Address: Oklahoma City, CA, 73111    
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More than 10 million visitors from around the world have sought out this unique museum to gain better understanding of the West: a region and a history that permeates our national culture.
Our Permanent Galleries.
- The American Cowboy Gallery interprets of cowboy history and culture from Spanish colonial times to the 20th century.
- The American Rodeo Gallery celebrates the history, people and events of the West’s truly indigenous sport.
- Art of the American West.
- Fine Arms Gallery presents the focused survey of the mechanical and decorative arts as applied to domestic arms during the second half of 19th century.
- Museum of the Frontier West.
- Native American Gallery.
- Silberman Gallery.
- Western Performers Gallery explores the various ways the west has been interpreted in literature and films.
- Monumental Sculptures.
- Prosperity Junction.
- Children’s Cowboy Corral is an interactive discovery area filled with western activities for the youngest families.
- Eldridge Gallery seeks to broaden public understanding of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s principal activities in the collection, preservation and interpretation of our shared legacy in the American West.
All guided tours are developed according to the Oklahoma Curriculum Guide and offer students and adults an opportunity to explore the various images and artifacts that are unique to the American West. Hands-on activities are incorporated in our educational programs for elementary school children. Middle school, high school, and adult groups enjoy a guided tour of the museum.
The Museum has traveling trunks available for learning opportunities focusing on the way of life of a cowboy, or a Plains Indian. Teachers can tailor their program to accommodate any grade level. Items included in the trunks include artifacts demonstrating types of tools utilized, the manner of clothing worn, images of artwork from the Museum as well as story books to share with students. A notebook is also included, to provide teachers with additional teaching material.
Learning takes place in museums where challenging programming is integrated with exhibitions, technology and research to encourage the natural curiosity within all people.
Academy of Western Art Workshop is a rare opportunity for hands-on study with one of America's foremost Western artists at a premier art and history museum. These two-day to week-long workshops are offered several times a year featuring oils, watercolors, acrylics and clay sculpture.
Museum store offers Artwork, Books, Children’s Items, Jewelry & Accessories, Music & DVD’s, Souvenirs & Collectibles, Calendars.
All Museum areas are wheelchair and handicap accessible.

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1700 NE 63rd Street Oklahoma City, CA, 73111

Website: The National Cowboy Museum  The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is Americas premier institution of Western history, art and culture.

 
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