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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 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
July 2015-Community Clean Up Day
07/11/15
Six volunteers braved the heat and repainted 31 of the 66 silhouette cattle 'along the Chisholm Trail.' This job needs to be done every five years or so. We made a good dent and will complete the rest of the herd soon. Come and volunteer once a month if you can. Tasks for all ages/skill levels. We have fun, too!.... 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
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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
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On the long trips — up to two months — the cattlemen would face many difficulties. They had to cross major rivers like the Arkansas and the Red, and innumerable smaller creeks, plus the topographic challenges of canyons, badlands, and low mountain ranges.

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