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Chisholm Trail Museum

605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750
405-375-5176
www.okhistory.org/chisholmtrail

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May 2019

Smoke Over Oklahoma: The Railroad Photographs of Preston George exhibit closes

May 31
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

The Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher will host a traveling exhibit, Smoke Over Oklahoma: The Railroad Photographs of Preston George, from February 1 through May 31, 2019. This unique exhibit from the Oklahoma History Center features 1930s and 1940s images from the collection of railroad photographs taken by Preston George. George photographed trains in his spare time while working as a civil engineer in Colorado and Oklahoma. Born in 1906 in Indian Territory, George’s interest in trains began at an…

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June 2019

Ice Cream Social

June 22, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

Join the Chisholm Trail Museum at Horizon Hill on Saturday, June 22, 2019, for our annual Ice Cream Social. We will provide the ingredients and you provide the muscle for homemade ice cream treats. Bring a lawn chair, partake in a variety of yard games, and get to know your neighbors as you enjoy delicious frozen desserts. This event is free; however, donations will be accepted. Available while supplies last.

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Tracing Your Roots intermediate genealogy class

June 29, 1 p.m.4 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

The Chisholm Trail Museum will offer a series of classes designed to teach genealogy skills and resources, from the basics through advanced research. Topics include beginning genealogical research, record keeping, census records, accessing newspapers, American Indian genealogical research, accessing Oklahoma Historical Society archival information, identifying tools for success, and more. The class will be led by Laura Martin, deputy director of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Division. Registration for this class is $25 per person and $40 per pair. Please contact…

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August 2019

Traditional Trades Day

August 31, 10 a.m.2 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

Join us at the Chisholm Trail Museum and explore several traditional trades and skills on Saturday, August 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Traditional trades and skills were the lifeblood of the community for decades, and craftsmen provided the items necessary for everyday life. Come explore a variety of trades and skills including woodworking, blacksmithing, fiber arts, laundry, and more. This family-friendly event is free.

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September 2019

Lawn Social and Dance

September 21, 6 p.m.9 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

Join the Chisholm Trail Museum for our fall lawn social and dance at Horizon Hill, the home of territorial governor A. J. Seay. This free event will be held Saturday, September 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. Lawn socials and dances were a common activity in Oklahoma Territory in the 1890s after. Activities will include lawn games, music, dancing, a cake walk, pie auction, and more. Dance instructions will be provided.

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October 2019

Chuck Wagon Gathering and Dinner

October 5
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

Join us at the Chisholm Trail Museum for a day filled with cowboy fun on Saturday, October 5. Drop in and see a variety of working chuck wagons from across the region as they prepare some of their favorite dishes. Daytime activities include music, Dutch oven cooking demonstrations, blacksmithing, Straka longhorns, and more. Daytime activities run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum will close at 4 p.m. to prepare for dinner. Tickets are available in advance for the…

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