Texas Lakes Trail Region

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

Chisholm Trail Exhibit Texas Lakes Trail Region

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The Texas Lakes Trail Region is happy to present the CHISHOLM TRAIL TRAVELING EXHIBIT. This exhibit is a great way to increase visitation to your site and educate the public about the Chisholm Trail. Even if you  have never hosted an exhibit this one is so easy to manage. There are 42 light weight panels that are hung in numerical order. The Chisholm Trail exhibit experience is easily enhanced by your own western artifacts or books. This engaging exhibit begins with the arrival of cattle and horses in the Americas through the end of the Trail era. The exhibit is educational and filled with photos and illustrations from the period. It is a great exhibit for just about any venue because of the ease of displaying and lack of valuable artifacts that would require special arrangements. Some examples of where our exhibits have been displayed in the past include: libraries, universities, public schools, museums, community centers, galleries, and living history sites just to name a few.

The exhibit consists of thirty-four 21x28 panels that are equipped with a wire on the back to make hanging easy. To enhance the exhibit, sites are encouraged to display their own cowboy gear. Libraries often set up a display of books on the Chisholm Trail. Along with the exhibit a bibliography is included.

It is $300 to host the exhibit for eight weeks. The host is also responsible for shipping and shipping fees to the next location. Shipping runs around $100 depending on how far it must be shipped. It can also be driven from one site to the next in a SUV.

One of the things that makes our exhibits popular is that they are durable and easy to handle and most of the work is done for you. For $300 and shipping fees to the next location you can have the exhibit for 8 weeks. In addition to the exhibit we will provide you with a sample press release and a bibliography. Follow this link to or drop box where you will find a sample contract and other helpful documents. After reading the contract, let me know if you have any questions. 

Jill Campbell Jordan