National Day of the Cowboy

Grab your cowboy or cowgirl hat and celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy at the museum on Saturday, July 28. Enjoy the day in the cool comfort of the museum’s galleries that inspire the Western Spirit and attend a special performance of a live play reading in the museum’s theater at 1 p.m. Guests are welcome to pick up a complimentary copy of Western Art Collector after the program!

Bringing the family? Kids can enjoy an in-gallery scavenger hunt that’s fun for visitors of all ages. Snap an Instagram-worthy photo in the museum’s 3-D mural installation as a fun way to remember the day and celebrate on social #nationaldayofthecowboy.

The Rattlesnake’s Kiss
1 – 2 p.m. in the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Theater/Auditorium

Join us for this final installment in the Jethro Compton Frontier Trilogy. This Saturday afternoon live play reading features all the drama, atmosphere and excitement of the Old West. In this reading, an outlaw hidden deep in the dust of the American West comes face-to-face with a lawman in search of justice. The outlaw’s life of murder is far behind, but can he ever escape the man he was born to become? Read by Valley resident, theater director and actor, Virginia Olivieri, this program is included with museum admission and is free to museum members.