Chisholm Trail 150th Anniversary

1867 - 2017

Kansas Cattle Town Celebrations

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2017 Event Schedule - Delano / Wichita

Near the end of the Civil War, Jesse Chisholm established a trading post at the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas Rivers.

His trading trail into Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma) became known as the Chisholm's Trail. Texans used the route to walk wild Texas Longhorns to the Kansas railheads.

Wichita was founded along the trail and near Chisholm's trading post in 1868. In 1873, the railroad reached Wichita, making it the newest railhead for the Texans. Over the next several years, Wild West legends such as Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson walked Wichita's streets.

Today, the Old Cowtown Museum is an authentic, 17-acre, open-air living history museum, which recreates city life in Wichita and Sedgwick County from 1865 to 1880. A unique, 13-site Western Heritage Tour is available.

February

February 28th, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

Marking the historic Mulberry Tree

There were very few trees on the grasslands of Kansas beyond the river banks. This Mulberry tree served as a marker for Indian trails and later the drovers following the Chisholm Trail. It is estimated to be over 200 years old.
After the dedication of the plaque for the Mulberry Tree, the group will go inside. There will be a talk about Wichita's history and the Chisholm Trail by Dr Jay Price. Tours of the building and the history of it will be given. Refreshments will be served. Free event.

Kansas Masonic Home
402 S. Martinson St.
Delano, Kansas 67213

 

February 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

W.S.U. Lifelong Learning Series - Senior Classes
Conflict on the High Plains

In the Age of Manifest Destiny and westward expansion, settlers often collided with Native Americans who had already called this territory home for generations. The escalation of these collisions eventually led to the involvement of the United States Army, and what is known today as the Indian Wars. A series of conflicts on the High Plains will be closely examined from a historical perspective. Has the information changed since then? What were the accounts of the parties involved? And, what is the current view/climate of the situation? This course will explore all of these questions and more.
Speaker: Kristin Kallsen-Thomas • Register at 316-978-3731

Larksfield Place
7373 East 29th St. North
Wichita, Kansas 67226

 

February 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

W.S.U. Lifelong Learning Series - Senior Classes
New Kansas - Trappers, Missionaries & Travelers

Long before Kansas became a state, it was a wide-open territory - unexplored by the Euro-Americans, untamed by Christian missionaries and home to Native Amnerican Tribes. Explorers, pioneers, politicians and soldiers came to the area lured by the opportunity to acquire land for farms and homes, business opportunities and the desire to make a free state. These people endured many hardships including storms, drought, sickness, starvation and raids. In this class we will take an in-depth look at the settlement of Kansas and the colorful characters who called it home. We will also look at how the state's geography, Native American tribes and the religious views of its inhabitants still impact our state today.
Speaker: Becky Tanner • Register at 316-978-3731

Downtown Senior Center
200 S. Walnut
Wichita, Kansas 67213

 

February 7, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Chisholm Trail: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Enjoy a special author celebration at the Wichita Public Library. About 150 years ago, as the Chisholm Trail was first getting started, a young girl moved to the Kansas prairie. Laura Ingalls Wilder became a beloved children's author, best known for her Little House books about her childhood in the 1800s. In honor of Laura Ingalls Wilder's 150th birthday, Laura McLemore will perform as Laura Ingalls Wilder and present information about her life featuring artifacts representing items mentioned in her stories. This interactive event will delight and entertain people of all ages, from kindergarten to senior citizens.

Westlink Branch Library
8515 Bekemeyer
Wichita, Kansas 67212

 

February 11, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Book Club: The Last Cattle Drive

The Chisholm Trail is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2017, and we are commemorating this event with a 4-part scholar-led series of book discussions focusing on trail riding, the history of the Chisholm Trail, and the work of a cowboy. The February selection is The Last Cattle Drive by Robert Day, the rollicking tale of a modern-day cattle drive in Kansas which was loosely the inspiration for the film City Slickers. The session will be led by Thomas Fox Averill, a Kansas author, Western literature scholar, and English professor at Washburn University.

Registration required, beginning January 14; call 337-9456 or register online.

Westlink Branch Library
8515 Bekemeyer
Wichita, Kansas 67212

 

 

March

March 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

W.S.U. Lifelong Learning Series - Senior Classes
Chisholm Trail in Kansas

Kansas is considered the crossroads for many of the historic trails of the Old West. In its heyday from the late 1860s through the 1880s, the Chisholm Trail served as a cattle pipeline from Texas ranches to the stock yards and railroad hubs in Abilene, Newton, Wichita and Caldwell. It was an economic lifeline for Kansas, helping to promote the railroad and making ranching profitable. In this class, we will learn the history of the trail and look at the impact it had on the settlement of our state.
Speaker: Becky Tanner • Register at 316-978-3731

Prairie Homestead Senior Living
1605 W. May
Wichita, Kansas 67213

 

March 11, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m.

Book Club: Cowboy's Lament

Celebrate the Chisholm Trail's 150th Anniversary by reading more about trail life. In the second of our 4-part series, we will discuss Cowboy's Lament: A Life on the Open Range by Frank Maynard. The author, who is known for his writing of the classic ballad best known as "The Streets of Laredo" and hailed from Butler County, Kansas, tells about his adventures in memoir, poetry and prose. This session will be facilitated by cowboy historian Jim Hoy

Registration required, beginning February 11; call 337-9456 or register online.
Books will be available for check out at the Westlink Branch beginning February 11.

Westlink Branch Library
8515 Bekemeyer
Wichita, Kansas 67212

 

March 12 - May 2, 2017

The Chisholm Trail:
Driving the American West

The Chisholm Trail fundamentally changed the American West. From the birth of the cowboy as icon to the revival of the cattle industry, the Old Chisholm Trail helped shape our popular culture by altering how we thought of the American West and the individuals who lived there.
This traveling exhibit, a collaboration between Symphony in the Flint Hills and Flint Hills Design with major sponsorship from Lost Trail Soda, invites visitors of all ages to explore the Chisholm Trail from its inception in the 1860s to today.

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
204 S. Main
Wichita, Kansas 67202

 

March 12, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

Jim Hoy - Singing the Cattle North

Historian Jim Hoy explores how cowboy folksongs were more than entertainment on the lonely prairie. Through trail-driving songs, night-herding songs, and bunkhouse or chuckwagon songs, cattle drovers produced a musical culture that still appeals to today's ranchers who have traded their horses for four-wheelers and six-guns for cell phones. Hoy is a retired professor of English at Emporia State University. An authority on the folk life of ranching, he has published 12 books and over 100 articles on the topic.

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
DeVore Auditorium

204 S. Main
Wichita, Kansas 67202

 

March 18, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Take Home Craft: Cowboy Hat

Celebrate the anniversary of the Chisholm Trail by decorating your paper cowboy hat. Children ages 4-10 can pick up a packet of material to make their craft at home. Only simple tools such as scissors, glue or tape are required.
Kits are available 10 am - 6 pm or while supplies last.

Comotara Branch Library
2244 N. Rock Road
Wichita, Kansas 67226

 

March 20, 2017 @ 10:30 a.m.

Children's Program: Cowpoke Festival

Calling all Cowpokes. This is your chance to lealrn about roping and riding, just like the cowboys did on the Chisholm Trail. Using "barrel" horses and soft ropes, you'll toss your lasso and try to hit the mark. Be sure to bring cameras to commemorate your time in the saddle, complete with hats & bandanas. Historian Joyce Thierer from Ride Into History will share information about horses and their gear, manure, and much more about this important part of Kansas history. Saddle up and join us.
For children ages 4 and up.

Wichita Public Library
223 S. Main
Wichita, Kansas 67202

 

March 20, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m.

Children's Program: Cattle Tails

In celebration of the Chisholm Trail's 150th Anniversary and Women's History Month, Joyce Thierer will present the story of Texan Georgiana Jackson. Georgiana drove her family's cattle to Kansas during the War of Northern Aggression. Her family thought she would give it up after the war, but she went back to Kansas with her most loyal cowhands and started her own ranch. A Q&A will follow the performance.
For children ages 8 and up.

Alford Branch Library
3447 S. Meridian
Wichita, Kansas 67217

 

March 21, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m.

Children's Program: Giddyup Ol' Paint

Why do cowboys have pointy-toed boots, anyway? And whats up with those funny letters on branding irons? Find out, and try your hand at roping.
For children ages 8-11.

Evergreen Branch Library
2601 N. Arkansas
Wichita, Kansas 67204

 

March 23, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m.

Children's Program: Giddyup Ol' Paint

Why do cowboys have pointy-toed boots, anyway? And whats up with those funny letters on branding irons? Find out, and try your hand at roping.
For children ages 8-11.

Angelou Northeast Branch Library
3051 E. 21st St.
Wichita, Kansas 67214

 

March 22, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m.

Children's Program: Old West Storytime Plus

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail join us for an Old West Storytime and activities. Activities include decorating a paper cowboy hat; trying your hand at roping a "steer;" and an indoor game of horseshoes.

Registration required beginning March 8; call 688-9361 or register online.

Rockwell Branch Library
5939 E. 9th St.
Wichita, Kansas 67208

 

March 23, 2017 @ 10:30 a.m.

Children's Program: Cowboy Music

Join us for songs and books with a special guitar-playing guest cowboy.
For children ages 2-8.

Alford Branch Library
3447 S. Meridian
Wichita, Kansas 67217

 

March 23, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m.

Children's Program: Chisholm Trail Camp In

Explore what life would have been like on this historic cattle drive. Experiment with the different skills you would have needed to keep the drive moving, learn about their fine cuisine, and sing songs around the campfire!
Ideal for ages 5-9.

Registration required beginning March 9; call 261-8512 or register online.

Wichita Public Library
223 S. Main
Wichita, Kansas 67202

 

March 25, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m.

Kansas Regional History Writers

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, authors who write about Kansas and its history will be on hand to talk about their books and how Kansas inspires them. Authors and their works will include George Frazier, The Last Wild Places; Beccy Tanner, Bear Grease, Builders and Bandits, and Kansas History writer for the Wichita Eagle; and Jim Mason, Wichita's Riverside Parks and Wichita: Postcard History.

Wichita Public Library
223 S. Main
Wichita, Kansas 67202

 

 

April

April 1, 2017 @ 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Chisholm Trail Bus Tour

Sit back, relax and enjoy a ride in a comfortable bus while going back into the past to the days of the Chisholm Trail!! We'll be visiting graves of people who walked that trail, seeing markers and memorials of where the trail used to be and enjoying visits to museums!!! Also included will be lunch by Sugar Sisters in Caldwell at the former Eastern Star / Masonic Hall. We'll also be visiting long-horns on our way back home!!! We'll be leaving from Lawrence-Dumont Stadium at 7 a.m. and returning to Wichita approximately 5 p.m.
Tickets are $65 and are available at Wichita Hat Works 607 W. Douglas
For more information e-mail marylourivers67204@gmail.com

Delano (L-D Stadium) to Caldwell and back
300 S. Sycamore
Delano, Kansas 67213

 

April 6, 2017 @ 4:30 to 5:30

Union Station Dedication and Open House

Join us for the dedication of the Chisholm Trail plaque and the Grand Opening of Phase 1 at Union Station.

Union Station
701 E. Douglas Ave.
Wichita, Kansas 67202

 

April 8, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m.

Book Club: The Log of a Cowboy

Celebrate the Chisholm Trail 150th by reading more about trail life. In the third of our 4-part series, we will discuss The Log of a Cowboy by Andy Adams. Although the book is fictional and set on the Great Western Cattle Trail, the book has received wide acclaim for its accurate portrayal of a cowboy's life in the saddle.

Registration required, beginning March 11; call 337-9456 or register online.
Books will be available at the Westlink Branch for check out to the first 15 registrants beginning March 11.

Westlink Branch Library
8515 Bekemeyer
Wichita, Kansas 67212

 

April 20, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.

Ron Wilson - Cowboy Poetry from the Trail

Cowboy poet Ron Wilson comes from the historic Lazy T Ranch near Manhattan, Kansas. He appears regularly on television, radio and in the Grass & Grain newspaper. Ron scored in the top 5 at the National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo, won the Horizon Award from the Kansas Chapter of the Academy of Western Artists, and was proclaimed Poet Lariat (NOT Laureate) by the Governor of Kansas. He is the only cowboy poet in the history of this state to present a cowboy poem at a Governor's inauguration. He presents all-original cowboy poetry in full costume, complete with audience participation. Ron says: "The poetry is fun, family-oriented, patriotic, relates well with people, and most of the time, it even rhymes." His presentation will use verse to describe cowboy live along the historic Chisholm Trail which celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2017.

Wichita Public Library
223 S. Main
Wichita, Kansas 67202

 

April 22, 2017

Railroads & the Chisholm Trail

Great Plains Transportation Museum
700 E. Douglas
Wichita, Kansas 67202

 

April 22, 2017

Marking the site of the Cattle Pens

Between 1872 and 1876, the Wichita cattle pens were one of the busiest stockyards in the country. Constructed under the direction of Shanghai Pierce for the city, the loading pens were 300 x 550 feet, with fifteen subdivisions, twenty-seven gates, with four runaways and chutes. They held 2,500 head and could handle one hundred and twenty five car loads a day. The facility, including additional holding pens, took up 14 acres.

Site of cattle pens
220 S. Commerce Street
Wichita, Kansas 67202

 

April 23, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m.

Jim Hoy - Singing the Cattle North

Historian Jim Hoy explores how cowboy folksongs were more than entertainment on the lonely prairie. Through trail-driving songs, night-herding songs, and bunkhouse or chuckwagon songs, cattle drovers produced a musical culture that still appeals to today's ranchers who have traded their horses for four-wheelers and six-guns for cell phones. Hoy is a retired professor of English at Emporia State University. An authority on the folk life of ranching, he has published 12 books and over 100 articles on the topic.

Alford Branch Library
3447 S. Meridian
Wichita, Kansas 67217

 

 

May

May 4, 2017 @ High Noon

Governor's Proclamation Exchange

The Governor's Proclamation is presented and read in a short ceremony by the Delano Clock Tower.

The Kansas Governor's proclamation declaring 2017 the Year of the Chisholm Trail will be carried by horseback from Abilene to Caldwell along the Chisholm Trail. Various Kansas Saddle Clubs, Mounted Police Units, and Team Ropers will participate. The proclamation will then be exchanged with riders from Oklahoma who will be bringing a proclamation from their Governor.

Historic Delano Clock Tower
599 W. Douglas
Delano, Kansas 67213

 

May 3, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.

Governor's Proclamation Exchange

The Governor's Proclamation is passed off to the Wichita Mounted Police Unit.

The Kansas Governor's proclamation declaring 2017 the Year of the Chisholm Trail will be carried by horseback from Abilene to Caldwell along the Chisholm Trail. Various Kansas Saddle Clubs, Mounted Police Units, and Team Ropers will participate. The proclamation will then be exchanged with riders from Oklahoma who will be bringing a proclamation from their Governor.

KDOT Historic Marker
near 45th and Broadway
Wichita, Kansas 0

 

May 4, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.

Governor's Proclamation Exchange

The Governor's Proclamation is passed off to members of the Clearwater Chisholm Trail Saddle Club.

The Kansas Governor's proclamation declaring 2017 the Year of the Chisholm Trail will be carried by horseback from Abilene to Caldwell along the Chisholm Trail. Various Kansas Saddle Clubs, Mounted Police Units, and Team Ropers will participate. The proclamation will then be exchanged with riders from Oklahoma who will be bringing a proclamation from their Governor.

Wichita Union Stockyards Event Center
6425 W. MacArthur
Wichita, Kansas 67215

 

May 13, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m.

Book Club: Border Queen Caldwell

Celebrate the Chisholm Trail 150th by reading more about trail life. In this final segment in our 4-part series, we will discuss Border Queen Caldwell: Toughest Town on the Chisholm Trail by Bill O'Neal. Caldwell, Kansas, got its nickname as the "border queen" by being a wild and rowdy town, the first town drovers encountered after herding cattle north along the Chisholm Trail from Texas and Oklahoma. O'Neal's book recounts the stories of the early days in Caldwell.

Registration required, beginning April 8; call 337-9456 or register online.
Books will be available at the Westlink Branch for check out to the first 15 registrants beginning April 8.

Westlink Branch Library
8515 Bekemeyer
Wichita, Kansas 67212

 

May 20, 2017

33rd Annual Walk With Wildlife

This event will celebrate the native animals and plants of Kansas, all those beautiful creatures the drovers would have seen as they brought their herds north along the Chisholm Trail. See over 50 species of native animals up close, learn about the more than 1,700 species of Kansas wildflowers, meet some longhorn cows & calves and enjoy a chuckwagon lunch. Lots of hands-on activities make this a fun event for the entire family. Admission is $2 per person.

Great Plains Nature Center
6232 E. 29th N
Wichita, Kansas 67220

 

 

June

June 24, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m. to Noon

History & Mysteries of Highland & Maple Grove Cemeteries

Join us on a trolley tour of the 2 earliest cemeteries in Wichita! We'll be visiting the graves of historic figures as well as people who have died mysteriously. Joseph McCoy, James R. Mead, and two more of the "Four Horsemen" are some of those buried here who were involved with the Chisholm Trail.
Tickets are $20 and are available at Wichita Hat Works 607 W. Douglas
For more information e-mail lipstickgirl@sbcglobal.net

Bus leaves from Lawrence-Dumont Stadium
300 S. Sycamore
Delano, Kansas 67213

 

June 2 - 10, 2017

The Vanishing Cowboy

Experience iconic images of Kansas from the America West of the past - the Cowboy. Photographed by father and son team and native Kansans Jim and Chris Bertoglio, discover how these stunning photographs reveal the daily lives of the remaining ranchers on the Great Plains. See both personal moments and expansive landscapes with these working cowboys, their horses and cattle. Enhance your understanding of ranching culture and you will surely come to appreciate this vanishing way of life.

Exploration Place
300 N. McLean Blvd.
Wichita, Kansas 67203

 

June 22, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Film Series: The Cowboys

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail by watching how life on the cattle trail was depicted by Hollywood in four movies. The first movie in our series is The Cowboys starring John Wayne and Bruce Dern. Released in 1972, John Wayne plays Will Anderson, a crusty veteran cattleman preparing a 400-mile drive to get a herd of steers to market. When his crew quits suddenly, he has no choice but to recruit eleven boys and teach them the basics of herding cattle and riding the range. (Rating: PG. Runtime: 123 minutes)

Evergreen Branch Library
2601 N. Arkansas
Wichita, Kansas 67204

 

 

July

July 15, 2017

Prairie Flowers

Botanica, The Wichita Gardens
701 N. Amidon
Wichita, Kansas 67203

 

July 22-23, 2017

Adventures on the Chisholm Trail

Come Celebrate the Chisholm Trail in its different dimensions. The Chisholm Trail was high way for Texas cattle to Kansas and it also served other purposes. It was a route for frontier military moving between Kansas and Texas. It was also a freighting route used by Jesse Chisholm and others.
Meet descendants of Jesse Chisholm and hear about his life, hear some cowboy music and poetry, see western art, come dressed in your cowboy best and compete for best dressed buckaroo. Learn about native plains culture, talk with the buffalo hunters and learn about frontier military. Kids, come and learn the art of cowboy roping, try some branding, do a little target practice and catch the outlaw of the street. It promises to some great adventures.

Old Cowtown Museum
1865 Museum Blvd.
Wichita, Kansas 67203

 

July 27, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Film Series: Dodge City

As we continue our celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, watch how life on the cattle trail was depicted by Hollywood in four movies. The second movie in our series is the 1939 film Dodge City with Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Wade Hatton (Flynn) is a cattle man who arrives in the frontier community of Dodge City which is overrun by footloose cowboys and outlaws. When Hatton helps Dodge City lawmen capture a gang of cattle rustlers, he's asked to help guide a wagon train into town. Back in Dodge, he finds a gang has taken over the city. Appointed the new sheriff, Hatton is determined to clean up the town and put the outlaws out of business. In his rare moments off duty, Hatton tries to win the affections of Abbie Irving (de Havilland) who believes he is responsible for her brother's death. (Runtime: 105 minutes)

Evergreen Branch Library
2601 N. Arkansas
Wichita, Kansas 67204

 

 

August

August 5 - 19, 2017

Cowboy Art

Wichita Art Museum
1400 Museum Blvd.
Wichita, Kansas 67203

 

August 9, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Senior Wednesday: Along the Chisholm Trail

The Chisholm Trail is the most famous of cattle trails, and the dangers, blessings, and long lonely days on the trail have been referenced in many western songs. Jeff Davidson, musician and story teller from Eureka, will lead us up the trail by song. Davidson will sing those songs and tell how each relates to the trail. He'll lead us up the trail, turning a stampede, riding herd on a rainy night and eating 10 gallons of dust. It's going to be fun, so Cowboy Up, and hit the trail with us!

Wichita Public Library
223 S. Main
Wichita, Kansas 67202

 

August 10, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Film Series: The Far Country

As we continue our celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, watch how life on the cattle trail was depicted by Hollywood in four movies. The third movie in our series is the 1955 movie The Far Country. This movie stars James Stewart, John McIntire, Ruth Roman, and Walter Brennan. Set in the Yukon, Stewart and his friends are driving cattle to market from Wyoming to Canada, where the boom towns pay top dollar for beef. When they arrive in Skagway, the corrupt sheriff of the town steals the cattle and Stewart and his friends are forced to fight for the herd. Together with the female saloon keeper of another town, they find themselves up against an evil they were not prepared for. (Runtime: 96 minutes)

Evergreen Branch Library
2601 N. Arkansas
Wichita, Kansas 67204

 

August 24, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Film Series: Red River

The fourth and final movie in our film series celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail is the 1948 film Red River. Based on Borden Chase's novel "The Chisholm Trail", John Wayne portrays Thomas Dunson, a headstrong frontiersman who, with his longtime partner Nadine Groot (Walter Brennan), abandons a westbound wagon train in 1851 to make his future as a rancher in Texas. Dunson informally adopts a young orphan (Mickey Kuhn) and over the next 14 years he builds up one of the largest ranches in the entire state of Texas. The Civil War has taken all money out of the South, so Dunson is unable to sell any beef in Texas and decides to move his large herd to Missouri over 1000 miles away through territory controlled by border gangs and Indians who have picked off what the gangs missed. Dunson is not above killing anyone who challenges his authority on the drive. His son Matthew steps in and takes the herd from Dunson and heads toward Kansas. (Runtime: 133 minutes)

Evergreen Branch Library
2601 N. Arkansas
Wichita, Kansas 67204

 

 

September

September 12 - 23, 2017

Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive

Cattle Drive from Pond Creek, Oklahoma to southwest Wichita


Pond Creek, OK to
Wichita, Kansas 0

 

September 23, 2017

Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive

The Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive from Pond Creek Oklahoma arrives near Wichita on September 23rd.

Wichita Union Stockyards Event Center
6425 W. MacArthur
Wichita, Kansas 67215

 

 

October

October 6 - 8, 2017

Delano Fall Fair - A Chisholm Trail Celebration

The Delano Fall Fair is a family event where you can step back in time and stroll down the streets of Delano among cowboys and saloon girls, eat a chuckwagon meal and watch the Race of the Amazons. There will be a wide variety of things to interest young and old alike: a Horse Parade, Old-fashion games, Horseless Carriages, an 1880s Baseball game, a civil war encampment, staged entertainment and a variety of foods.

Historic Delano
west of the Arkansas River
Delano, Kansas 67203

 

October - December, 2017

The History of Jesse Chisholm

Items and information from Calvin Chisholm Collection. We will have a photograph from the 1991 Enquist collection of Calvin Chisholm at the memorial with quotes from him and his connection to Jesse. It will be in our atrium free of charge for people to come and view.

Mid-America All Indian Center
650 N. Seneca
Wichita, Kansas 67203

 

 

November

October - December, 2017

The History of Jesse Chisholm

Items and information from Calvin Chisholm Collection. We will have a photograph from the 1991 Enquist collection of Calvin Chisholm at the memorial with quotes from him and his connection to Jesse. It will be in our atrium free of charge for people to come and view.

Mid-America All Indian Center
650 N. Seneca
Wichita, Kansas 67203

 

November 4, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.

Dedication of the marker for Jesse Chisholm's Cabin Site

Jesse Chisholm, an Indian trader, was one of the first to settle in this valley along a clear stream that became known as Chisholm Creek. His trading locally and travels into Oklahoma and Texas helped create the route that brought Longhorn cattle into Kansas and helped establish Wichita.
Gather for snacks and early Wichita history at 3:00 p.m.

Site of Jesse Chisholm's Cabins - 19th Street North just east of Canal Route.

Wichita, Kansas 0

 

 

December

December 7, 2017

A Delano Cowboy Christmas

Historic Delano
west of the Arkansas River
Delano, Kansas 67203

 

October - December, 2017

The History of Jesse Chisholm

Items and information from Calvin Chisholm Collection. We will have a photograph from the 1991 Enquist collection of Calvin Chisholm at the memorial with quotes from him and his connection to Jesse. It will be in our atrium free of charge for people to come and view.

Mid-America All Indian Center
650 N. Seneca
Wichita, Kansas 67203

 

December 1 - 2, 2017

Victorian Christmas

Old Cowtown Museum
1865 Museum Blvd.
Wichita, Kansas 67203

 

December 8 - 9, 2017

Victorian Christmas

Old Cowtown Museum
1865 Museum Blvd.
Wichita, Kansas 67203

 

 

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