Chisholm Trail 150th Anniversary

1867 - 2017

Kansas Cattle Town Celebrations

Schedule of Kansas Events

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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.


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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Historical information on cattletowns used with permission from Kansas Cattle Towns Coalition