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Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Fort Worth: Hide & Horn on the Chisholm Trail


January 7 at (All day) to August 27 at (All day)
Book, The Longhorns J, Frank Dobie 1941
The Longhorns J. Frank Dobie 1941,

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, the greatest migration of livestock in world history, the museum presents a focus exhibition, “Hide & Horn on the Chisholm Trail,” from Jan. 6 through May 28, 2017. Rarely seen cattle trail-era items from the museum’s permanent collection and “Guests of Honor” on loan from the Rees-Jones Collection and another private collection include an 1873 trail map and guidebook for drovers, one of the four most important books on the cattle industry and one of the best books about the Texas Longhorn cattle breed during the 19th century.

The focus exhibition will be on display concurrently with the ongoing “Legacy” exhibition, which depicts the clash of cultures of the 19th century American West. Established in 1982, the Sid Richardson Museum features paintings by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell of the 19th century American West during westward expansion. The legendary Texas oilman and philanthropist, Sid W. Richardson, amassed one of the most significant private collections of Remington’s and Russell’s in the United States.

In addition to works by Remington and Russell, his collection includes paintings by other "old masters" of Western art: Oscar E. Berninghaus – a founding member of the Taos Society of Artists, Charles F. Browne, Edwin W. Deming, William Gilbert Gaul, Herbert M. Herget, Frank Tenney Johnson, William R. Leigh, Peter Moran and Charles Schreyvogel.

Admission is free to the museum, which offers free tours and public education programs for children/families, teens and adults. The Museum Store has unique Western-themed items. Open daily except for major holidays.

Location

  • Sid Richardson Museum
  • 309 Main St.
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • 76102

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Fees

  • Free


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