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Julie Lee Western Art Exhibit
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Julie Lee, artist for the Big Bear Native American Museum will host an art exhibit and sale of her work.... More
Fall Museum School 2015--Every Saturday in October
Saturday, October 03, 2015
Fall Museum School, inside the Big Bear Museum, from 9am to 10:30am every Saturday in October. Call 817 793 4625.... More
2015 Pioneer Days
Friday, November 20, 2015
Nov 20th and 21st, 2015 12th Annual Pioneer Days featuring historic buildings, Native American museum, cowboys, Terry's Texas Rangers Civil.... More
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08/22/20
GPS: N32* 19.379' W097* 26.947' Please remember:***We are on the west bank of Lake Pat Cleburne!*** Don't go to the next town of Keene. Don't go to Hill College on Henderson Street, although that is close to us. Some maps are WRONG! Please use Google Maps. From the I-35 Freeway in Alvarado, go south on Hwy 67 through Cleburne (toward.... Read More
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
Julie Lee Western Art Exhibit and Sale
09/12/15
Sept 12 and 13--International/Western artist Julie Lee will host a Western Art Exhibit and Sale at the Big Bear Native American Museum on the grounds of the Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum. Hours are 9am to 4pm both days. Call her at 817 487 2478 for details..... Read More
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Chisholm Trail Marker - Godley
In 1867, Joe McCoy diverted his cattle drive around the swollen Trinity River and stranded herds to the north. From Buchanan, he pioneered an uncharted course through Godley, Cresson, Decatur and Red River Station then back to the main trail.... Read More
Did you know?
Though it was originally applied only to the trail north of the Red River, Texas cowmen soon gave Chisholm's name to the entire trail from the Rio Grande to central Kansas.

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