• Vintage Vogue: Western Wear

    Join us as members of the Cowgirls Historical Foundation (CHF) model their glittering collection of vintage Western wear designed by a “who’s who” of Hollywood designers like Nudie Cohn, Manuel Cuevas, Rodeo Ben, Nathan Turk and Fay Ward. These custom pieces, dating from the 1940s to ‘70s, were created for red carpet events, concerts and […]

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  • The Western Film: Culture and Concept – “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance”

    One of 15 westerns released in 1962, “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” was among Director John Ford’s last and most expensive features. It starred John Wayne and James (Jimmy) Stewart in the dark tale of two men bound together by the death of a common enemy whose truth becomes lost in the end. Sometimes […]

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  • SOLD OUT – Celebrating Women’s History Month: Georgia O’Keeffe

    ** THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT ** In this presentation Eumie Imm Stroukoff pays tribute to the vibrant life and legacy of artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986). Culled from O’Keeffe’s writings and words, as well as the personal stories of those she mentored, Stroukoff gives insight into the artist’s adventurous, vibrant and long life, and paints […]

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  • The OK Chorale: Silver Screen Cowboy Tribute

    Join Yodeling Al, Jingel’n Jud and Tumbleweed Tony ‒ members of the OK Chorale ‒ for an entertaining program of songs and stories that pays tribute to silver screen cowboys. The OK Chorale blends comedy, and tales both true and mythical, into a Western musical revue. Included with museum admission; free to museum members.

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  • CLOSED – Easter Sunday

    The museum will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 1 and will reopen at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3. For more information on our hours and admission, please click here.

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  • Arizona Gives Day

    ** Please note this is an online-only event ** When many people act together even a small donation can have a BIG impact! The museum is excited to announce that it is participating in Arizona Gives Day, a statewide, 24-hour online giving campaign happening Tuesday, April 3. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we rely on […]

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  • Frontier Doctors with Marshall Trimble

    In 1880, Tombstone was a town of 2,000 citizens with a dozen doctors, but only four of them had a license to practice. The word “practice” took on new meaning on the frontier as these doctors performed procedures without the restrictions and restraints required of their Eastern colleagues. In those days, doctors treated all manner […]

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  • Susan Folwell, Santa Clara Pueblo Artist

    Susan Folwell is one of today’s most exciting and innovative Pueblo potters. Using processes grounded in conventional clay and firing techniques, she regularly includes symbolism from varied Native American cultures, creating designs that reflect a range of contemporary viewpoints on social and political ideas as well as traditional patterns. Her most recent work involves interpretations […]

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  • The American West in Film and Television: Changing Times, What Happened to TV Westerns?

    During the peak of their popularity, 26 Westerns aired weekly during primetime. By the early 1970s, only “Gunsmoke” and “Bonanza” remained in primetime’s television lineup. The assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., and violent campus protests against the Vietnam War contributed to the mounting pressure on networks to reduce the violence in […]

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  • “Pioneers Turned Millionaires: Levi Strauss” (a Smithsonian Channel film)

    Discover the rags-to-riches story behind Levi Strauss, one the largest and most legendary fashion labels in the world. A courageous and hardworking entrepreneur who left Germany hoping to find a better life in America, Strauss succeeded beyond his wildest dreams, leading the charge during one of the most exciting eras in economic history by changing […]

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