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National Cowboy & Western Heritage Center – Oklahoma City

December 12, 2008

This photo of me with my hubby, Dan, was taken recently at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Christopher Forbes, vice chairman of Forbes magazine recently listed the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum on his list of favorite art museums. The museum highlights western art and features works of Charles Russell, Frederic Remington and Albert Bierstadt. A favorite gallery of mine is the area dedicated to western performers. A small theater shows clips of classic westerns so you can sit and rest your feet before visiting the other galleries. Visit the American Cowboy Gallery, and the American Rodeo Gallery before walking through Prosperity Junction a turn-of-the-century Western town. And then go outdoors to see the gardens and statues.

The museum host a variety of special exhibits. The “Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibit” was on display my last visit to the museum and I plan on going next week to see the “Craft in American: Expanding Traditions.” There are many monumental statues “The End of the Trail” which stands eighteen feet tall is one of my favorite.

So take a trip to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum at 1700 Northeast 63rd Street in Oklahoma City. The museum is open seven days a week 9 am to 5 pm. You may want to plan on being there during lunch and dine at Persimmon Hill located in the museum they have wonderful food!

If you see my friend Aaron Martin while you are there tell him I said hi!

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