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Bison: Ancient, Massive, Wild @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
May 24 @ 10:00 am – Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm

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Bison – Ancient. Massive. Wild

  • Venue Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
  • Dates Friday, May 24, 2019 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
  • Times 10:00:00 – 5:00:00
  • Contact Toni
  • Telephone (580) 252-6692

Bison exhibit coming to Chisholm Trail Heritage Center

DUNCAN, Okla. – A nationally touring exhibit “Bison: Ancient. Massive. Wild.” will open May 24, at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK. This exhibit explores the significance of the bison from pre-history, to their relationship with the Plains Indians, near extinction, and current iconic status.

As you visit this exhibit, you’ll explore the significance of bison in the cultures of Plains Indian peoples – particularly as a resource for food, clothing, shelter and tools. Bison is a North American species whose story stretches from Plains Indian hunters to entrepreneurial industrialists to dedicated conservationists to today’s producers and enthusiasts.

You’ll also learn the difference between the species of buffalo and bison. Explore how the name “buffalo” became common, which involves quite a few theories. The American bison has been called a “buffalo” for more than 200 years.

Several pieces of historic bison art will also be on display in CTHC’s Garis Gallery of the American West. Head on down the road this summer to see Bison: Ancient. Massive. Wild., the exhibit, May 24 to July 27, 2019. Also on exhibit this summer, Oklahoma artist Sandy Magrath: Dogs of the Southwest paintings, May 1 – June 30; and Texas artist Larry Lemons, July 4-Sept. 22.

Chisholm Trail Heritage Center is open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway, Duncan, OK, 580-252-6692 or email:

It is an official “Best Heritage Attraction,” an Oklahoma Outstanding Attraction, a National Day of the Cowboy ‘Cowboy Keeper” and a Top Ten Western Museum – True West Magazine. Chisholm Trail Heritage Center Association is a 501c3 non-profit.

  • Venue Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
  • Address 1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway Duncan, OK 73533
Tour de Quartz @ Museum of the Western Prairie
May 25 @ 10:00 am – Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm

Tour de Quartz

May 25 – June 30, 2019,  Museum of the Western Prairie Exhibit

The Tour de Quartz is a selection of artwork created by Oklahoma high school students during the 2018 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain. During their two-week residency at Quartz Mountain, students are immersed in one of eight artistic disciplines and taught by nationally renowned artists. Abstract painter Geoffrey Todd Smith served as drawing and painting instructor. Paul Taggart, photojournalist and filmmaker whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, and National Geographic, led the photography students. Each student artist is represented by one piece of artwork in the Tour de Quartz.

The exhibition of twenty photographs and nineteen paintings will be on display in The First Gallery of the Museum of the Western Prairie from May 20 through June 30.

The Museum of the Western Prairie is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm 

Location: Museum of the Western Prairie – 1100 Memorial Drive, Altus, OK  73521