May 11, 2016
Pawnee Bill Wild West Show to Perform June 10-11 in Pawnee
PAWNEE, Okla. — The historic Pawnee Bill Ranch will host Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show on June 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. Stagecoaches will roll amid thundering horse hooves while the lightning of gunfire explodes around Pawnee Bill and his cohorts as the talented performers thrill and amaze audiences at the 2016 Wild West Show. The show will feature acts from the original Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Shows. Producers and directors have combined stage and script with historical preservation to ensure that the Wild West Show is the most historically accurate production to date. Kevin Webb portrays Pawnee Bill for the eighth time. Webb, a long-time Wild West Show cast member and Pawnee Bill Ranch employee, is also a whip artist and chariot racer.
The museum and mansion will be open to the public on show days from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. On Saturday, June 11, there will be historically accurate entertainment such as blacksmithing, gunfighters and sharp shooters, a medicine man show and musicians, all free and held continuously on the ranch grounds from 2–7 p.m. The cast will be available for a meet and greet with the audience on the museum grounds starting at 4 p.m. The Friends of the Pawnee Bill Ranch Association will serve a barbecue meal in the big barn starting at 5 p.m.
Ticket prices in advance are $14 for adults, $10 for children ages 10 and under (ages 3 and under are free) and $12 for seniors over age 65. A group rate of $12 per ticket is available for groups of 10 or more people. On the day of the show ticket prices are $16 for adults, $12 for children ages 10 and under (ages 3 and under are free) and $14 for seniors. Special price package bundles are available for reserved seating and that information can be found at www.pawneebillwildwest.com or by calling 918-762-2513. Call 918-762-2513 to purchase tickets or for more information. Online tickets are not available for this show. The Pawnee Bill Ranch is located one-half mile west of Pawnee on US Highway 64.
The Pawnee Bill Ranch is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 30 museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.