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Museum of the Western Prairie

1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521
580-482-1044 www.okhistory.org/sites/westernprairie.php



Upcoming Events

May 2017

“The Log of a Cowboy” program, Museum of the Western Prairie

May 2, 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Andy Adams (1859–1935), the author of The Log of a Cowboy, is celebrated as one of the most important chroniclers of the range cattle industry and cowboys. Tracey Hanshew, an Oklahoma humanities scholar, will review Adams' account of a trail drive north from Texas with vivid descriptions of stampedes and river crossings as well as the yarns cowboys told around the campfire. This event is hosted by the Western Trail Historical Society. The program is free and open to the…

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June 2017

“Kyle Dillingham: Memories of the Grand Old Opry” program, Museum of the Western Prairie

June 29

Join the Museum of the Western Prairie for the grand opening of the newly renovated Museum courtyard and hear fiddler extraordinaire Kyle Dillingham celebrate the Grand Ole Opry, the radio show that forever cemented country music's role in American culture. The opening will be held Thursday, June 29, 2017. The courtyard will open at 6:30 pm. Visitors will also enjoy a companion exhibition that documents the radio show known as the "home of American music." Gordon Gillingham's photographs of Minnie…

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