I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

What-To-Do Wednesday - Virtual Visit: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

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If you want to get your dose of culture while being stuck inside, many museums and other attractions offer a variety of virtual exhibits. This is an especially great time to explore museums and attractions that are outside of your area and maybe even outside of your country that you ordinarily would not be able to get to because of time and/or money constraints. We will doing so as well and  we will be sharing one or more of our virtual visits in today's and future What-To-Do Wednesday posts.

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What:  National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Physical Address: 1700 NE 63rd St.
                               Oklahoma City, OK

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, which was established in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1955, is dedicated to everything to do with the West including cowboys, rodeos, Native Americans, Western art and more. It includes several immersive exhibits including Prosperity Junction a replica town with 19 buildings. Every year the museum is host to the popular Chuck Wagon Gathering & Children's Cowboy Festival. One of the highlights of the festival is Stagecoach rides. For more about some of the current online exhibits at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, see below. 

American Rodeo Gallery - This exhibit is devoted to the history of the American Rodeo. Online you can learn about saddle bronc riding, tie down roping, women in  rodeo and more.


American Cowboy Gallery - This is the most extensive cowboy exhibit in the country and includes numerous artifacts including saddles, bits, brands and more. Online you can learn about the history of the cowboy hat  and view some some cowboy hats and other western garb. You can also learn about branding and see some examples of different brands. 


Western Performers Gallery - This gallery honors Western performers and is full of memorabilia. Online you can view some of the John Wayne collection and more memorabilia related to Tom Mix, Barbara Stanwyck and more.


Native American Gallery - This exhibit is devoted to Native American Art and the people who make it. Online you can learn about beading and see beautiful examples of Native American beadwork.


Other current online exhibits include ones on 

The Artist Frederic Remington


Art of the American West


The Max A. Weitzenhoffer Collection of Fine Fire Arms


and more!

For more about the National Cowboy  & Western Heritage Museum or take a virtual tour, visit https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-cowboy-western-heritage-museum

Tune in tomorrow For Theater Thursday.

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