Chisholm Trail Events
May
27
2015
June Museum School and Saturday Programs
Kids ages 7 to 11 join us for day camp, June 22-26. Topics include archaeology, Chisholm Trail history, Native American music, pioneer games, early Cleburne and railroad history. $50 per child. 9am-noon. For more info, call the Layland Museum at 817 645 0940 or the Big Bear Museum at 817 793 4625 to sign up. Limited spaces.

ALSO: Saturday Programs, June 13, June 20, June 27. 9am-noon. Topics include paleontology, story telling, amphibian watch. Call BBM 817 793 4625.
June
01
2015
2015 Regular Hours in Effect
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!
November
20
2015
2015 Pioneer Days
Nov 20th and 21st, 2015
Annual Pioneer Days featuring historic buildings, Native American museum, cowboys, Terry's Texas Rangers re-enactors, Native Americans in full regalia, Ghosts of Buzzard Flats gunfighters, craft and food vendors. Come and explore our Western town!
2015 Event Coordinator Robert McMinn, 817 240 9535
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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?
By 1870 thousands of Texas Longhorn cattle were being driven over the Chisholm Trail to the Union Pacific (later the Kansas Pacific) Railroad shipping center at Abilene. By 1871 as many as 5,000 cowboys were often paid off during a single day. Abilene became known as a rough town in the Old West.

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