National Day of the Cowboy Celebration

July 27, 2019
1000 Chisholm Trail Pkwy
Duncan, OK 73533

Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan has many indoor activities planned for this year’s free National Day of the Cowboy celebration. A nationally-touring exhibit, Bison: Ancient. Massive. Wild, will be available for guests to explore. Oklahoma author, Kristi Eaton of Tulsa, who wrote “The Main Streets of Oklahoma: Okie Stories from Every County” published in 2014, will have copies of her book available to purchase and autograph. Pauline Asbury owner of Habasketry, out of Oklahoma City, will be demonstrating basket weaving and selling her baskets. James Stepp from Wichita Buffalo Co. at Sandy Springs Farm in Hinton, will feature his bison jerky and other products. Exhibit "A Texas State of Mind," features the art of Nocona, Texas artist, Larry G. Lemons. His art will be available to purchase. Live music, which has been a popular part of the day’s festivities will again feature Allen Wooten and the Cowboys at Heart band, Gaylon Blankenship and Dedra Frye, all from the Comanche Opry. Plenty of chairs are staged so that guests can sit and enjoy the music or dance if they choose. Children’s games and an art project will also be available, made possible with funding from the Oklahoma Arts Council. In 2016, the Heritage Center was awarded the “Cowboy Keeper Award” by the National Day of the Cowboy non-profit organization. The award is given to those who make substantial contributions to the preservation of pioneer heritage and cowboy culture, while also inspiring others to do the same. Since 2010, the Heritage Center has been celebrating National Day of the Cowboy with a free admission day. In 2013, Oklahoma state legislators approved a resolution to officially recognize NDOC.

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