OKLAHOMA CITY—The Oklahoma Ford Dealers are hosting Wide-Open Wednesdays at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum beginning Aug. 31. The special promotion offers the public free admission on 12 consecutive Wednesdays concluding Nov. 16.

            “Your Oklahoma Ford Dealers would like to invite everyone to spend their Wednesdays this fall celebrating the best of the West, and it won’t cost a thing,” said Kyle McQuaid, spokesman for Ford. “The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is a national treasure of American history right here in Oklahoma, and we are pleased to partner with the Museum to make this attraction available to more people across the state.”

 “This is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of this Museum and learn about our American character through the galleries,” added McQuaid.

Special exhibits offered during the Wide-Open Wednesdays promotion include “The Bowie Knife” open on the first free Wednesday, the photography of “Ghost Ranch and the Faraway Nearby” beginning Sept. 28, and two cowboy art shows open for Oct. 19. These are the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association and Cowboy Artists of America exhibitions.

                “It is always a challenge to entice citizens from any community to take advantage of the attractions in their own locale, but we know once they discover the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, they return with family and friends,” said Chuck Schroeder, Museum president.

“This is the eighth year that Ford has advertised this promotion in support of our heritage and culture. We think the Oklahoma Ford Dealers really are the ‘Best in Oklahoma.’”

For more information about the Museum, go to www.nationalcowboymuseum.org or call

(405) 478-2250. While admission is free on Wide-Open Wednesdays, groups of 10 or more are encouraged to make advance reservations to help facilitate their visit.

            Nationally accredited, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is located in Oklahoma City’s Adventure District at the junction of I-44 and I-35. The Museum offers annual memberships that include year-round admission for six people, subscription to the award-winning, quarterly magazine Persimmon Hill and discounts for events and The Museum Store.




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Catherine Page-Creppon

Director of Public Relations and Museum Events

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

1700 NE 63rd St.

Oklahoma City, OK 73111

(405) 478-2250, Ext. 221

(405) 478-4714/FAX

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