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Friday, January 09, 2015
Winter Hours: (January through March) Saturdays 10am - 5pm Sundays 1pm - 5pm.... More
2015 Pioneer Days
Friday, November 20, 2015
Nov 20th and 21st, 2015 Annual Pioneer Days featuring historic buildings, Native American museum, cowboys, Terry's Texas Rangers re-enactors, Native.... More
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Big Bear Native American Museum Now Open
12/01/15
The Big Bear Native American Museum opened November 15, 2014 featuring a collection of Native American artifacts donated by Leonard “Big Bear” Beal. Additional artifacts supplement his collection to provide a complete overview of Native Americans in North America from their arrival over 13,000 years ago to the present. Displays feature a wide variety of artifacts including not only projectile.... Read More
2015 History of Wardville
11/20/15
JOHNSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE The log structure at Wardville is the first courthouse in Johnson County constructed with logs drifted down the Nolan River in 1855 for a cost of $49.00. The courthouse remained at Wardville for two years until it was moved to the new county seat at Buchanan. During the War of Northern Aggression the courthouse was sold to.... Read More
2015 Johnson County Herb Society monthly meetings at the museum
01/02/15
The Johnson County Herb Society promotes the education and instruction of herbs through meetings, workshops and special events. We learn about the propagation, cultivation, crafting, history, folklore and use of herbs. (We do not diagnose, treat, or prescribe herbs.) No Member Dues. We ask only that you participate 3 times a year. We encourage visitors to join us for all.... Read More
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Chisholm Trail Marker - Nolan River Crossing
Crossing a small or large tributary was difficult for drovers with a herd of wild South Texas Longhorns that had been grazing undisturbed for some 300 years since being introduced by Columbus on his second voyage in 1494 and Cortez.... Read More
Did you know?
Red River (1948), directed by Howard Hawks, is a fictional account of the first drive along the Chisholm Trail, starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift. The trail is the subject of a country song, Old Chisholm Trail. Among those who have covered the song are Gene Autry, Girls of the Golden West, Michael Martin Murphey,

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