December 5, 2022
Christmas Open House Planned at Pawnee Bill’s 112-Year-Old Mansion
PAWNEE, Okla. — On Saturday, December 10, the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will host its annual holiday open house from 1–3 p.m.
Family-friendly activities will include outdoor surrey rides (weather permitting), children’s crafts and photos with Santa. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served.
Visitors will find seasonal decorations throughout the home of world-renowned Wild West Show entertainer Gordon W. “Pawnee Bill” Lillie. Holiday decorations will adorn the mansion and museum on the 500-acre working ranch. The decorations will be up through December 31.
Guests are encouraged to stop by the Pawnee Bill Ranch Museum Store for everyone on their gift list. The store has a variety of unique gifts for all ages including bison-themed gifts, western-themed toys, fragrances, jewelry, books and more. If you are not able to visit in person, check out the Pawnee Bill Ranch Museum Store online at www.mkt.com/pbranch.
Prior to the open house, the Friends of the Ranch Association will have their meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by a meal for members and anyone interested in joining the association.
To find out more about the Holiday Open House, please call the ranch at 918-762-2513. The Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum is located at 1141 Pawnee Bill Road in Pawnee. Visit www.okhistory.org/pawneebill for hours of operation and admission prices.
The Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum 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.
Editor’s Note: Photos are available upon request.