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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
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
2015 Regular Hours in Effect
03/28/15
Regular hours take effect April 1st (no joke!) when we return to Thurs/Fri/Sat from 10am to 5pm and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm. Four days a week to come out and explore our Western town and soak up the local history! Remember we offer discount tickets on LocalSaver.com and Groupon.com for our Big Bear Native American Museum, too! Please use.... 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?
Joseph G. McCoy, a cattle buyer from Illinois, was instrumental in extending the Chisholm Trail from present day Wichita to Abilene, Kansas, to promote and establish cattle markets for thousands of Longhorn cattle from Texas. In 1867, McCoy built stockyards that he advertised throughout Texas.

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