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2015 Fall Museum School--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 Buffalo Naming Day on Oct 31
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Join us on October 31 for our Buffalo Naming Day! Contest winners, food, fun, games, stories for this special event.... 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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GPS: N32* 19.379' W097* 26.947' Please remember:***We are on the west bank of Lake Pat Cleburne right on Hwy 67 just one mile west of Texas Health Hospital!*** GPS Address is: 2929 West Henderson Street, Cleburne, 76033. This is also Hwy 67 outside of town. Don't go to the next town of Keene. Don't go to Hill College on Henderson.... Read More
Big Bear Native American Museum Now Open
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 Pioneer Days
Our largest event in our history, the 12th Annual Pioneer Days was a huge success! We had 1325 students on 21 school buses on Friday plus all the families on Saturday. Be sure to check our photos in the Photo Gallery!.... 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?
The Chisholm Trail led to the new profession of trailing contractor. A few large ranchers such as Capt. Richard King and Abel (Shanghai) Pierce delivered their own stock, but trailing contractors handled the vast majority of herds.

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