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June Museum School and Saturday Programs
Monday, June 22, 2015
Kids ages 7 to 11 join us for day camp, June 22-26. Topics include archaeology, Chisholm Trail history, Native American.... More
Julie Lee Western Art Exhibit
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Julie Lee, artist for the Big Bear Native American Museum will host an art exhibit of her work Sept 12-13.... 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
June Museum School!
05/27/15
Together with the Layland Museum, we are offering Museum School, five-days of day-camp for kids 7 to 11. Topics include: archaeology, Chisholm Trail history, Native American music, pioneer games, early Cleburne and railroad history. Phone the Layland Museum at 817 645 0940 for info or Pat at the Big Bear Museum 817 793 4625 for info and to sign up!.... Read More
2015 History of Wardville
05/20/15
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
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Chisholm Trail Marker - Caddo Peak
To the east of this spot, Caddo Peak rises like a monument to the hardy pioneers who settled in this valley and lived in harmony with the Caddo Indians who cherished the mountain. The town with its main street often.... 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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