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2015 Regular Hours in Effect
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Regular hours take effect April 1st (no joke!) when we return to Thurs/Fri/Sat from 10am to 5pm and Sundays from.... More
Native American Pow Wow May 23 CANCELED
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Come and enjoy an authentic Native American Pow Wow on May 23, hosted by Quiet Dove. Authentic dancing/music, arts/crafts vendors,.... 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
Flood Update
05/15/15
Flooding has receded. Grounds are still wet. We need to limit access for two weeks while the ground dries. Will accept the generous offers of a 'clean up day' efforts and will announce a day/time soon. Please check back here or follow us on Facebook! (facebook.com/chisholmtrailmuseum).... Read More
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Chisholm Trail Marker - Hadley Farm
This level grassland stretching several miles was a rendezvous area for the larger herds where they could regroup and round up the strays that fell behind the main herd. Once the herd was gathered, a few scrub cattle would be.... 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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