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August 13, 2021

Contact: Ron Brown
Pawnee Bill Ranch, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 918-762-2513

Pawnee Bill Goes Pop at Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum

PAWNEE, Okla. — Visit the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum in Pawnee to discover the unique qualities that led to Gordon W. “Pawnee Bill” Lillie becoming a pop culture icon. The museum will hold Pawnee Bill Goes Pop: Pop Culture Painting, a fun, hands-on art event, on Saturday, August 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. This activity will explore the world of pop culture painting, from the dotted style of comic books to the pop art of Andy Warhol. Participants will help create a large-scale, Warhol-inspired portrait of Pawnee Bill and May Lillie in full color to be displayed in the museum after completion.

Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum is located at 1141 Pawnee Bill Road in Pawnee. For more information about this program or about the museum, please call 918-762-2513. Follow the museum on Facebook and Instagram at @pawneebillranch.

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 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.


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