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February 2019

Desert Adventure Tour: Constellation Road

February 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$75 – $100

This event is SOLD OUT. If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please call 928-684-2272. DCWM offers great outdoor adventure tours that historically highlight "where it all began" for central Arizona. Pre-registered group participants check in at 8:45 a.m. in front of the Museum, where knowledgeable local guides begin a day of sharing stories, history, and…

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Sketching in the Galleries with Rick McGill

February 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Artist Rick McGill facilitates a group sketching session in the Museum galleries every third Wednesday at 11 a.m. from October through May. Artists of every skill level are encouraged to join in. Solo sketching in the galleries is permitted any time the Museum is open - please bring pencils only, no paint or ink. Sketchbooks and pencils are available for…

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Boyd Ranch Endurance Ride

February 21 - February 25
Boyd Ranch Wickenburg, AZ 85358 United States + Google Map

The Land of the Sun Endurance Ride is held annually at Boyd Ranch. Boyd Ranch is an outdoor educational center owned and operated by the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. For more information, visit boydranch.org or call 928-231-1946.

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Guided Museum Tour

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Take a 60-minute guided tour of the Museum galleries with a knowledgable docent. Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 16, 2018 through Apr. 27, 2019. Included with paid admission; free for Museum Members.

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Guided Museum Tour

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Take a 60-minute guided tour of the Museum galleries with a knowledgable docent. Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 16, 2018 through Apr. 27, 2019. Included with paid admission; free for Museum Members.

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Family Fun Day: Prolific Pollinators

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Learn about the Sonoran Desert's prolific pollinators - bees, moths, hummers, and bats! Maricopa Master Gardener Andrea Groves will be available to answer questions about attracting pollinators to your garden, and hands-on activities for all ages will be offered from noon – 2 p.m. This program is presented in partnership with the Hassayampa River Preserve, which will offer activities at…

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Boyd Ranch NATRC Ride

February 28 - March 3
Boyd Ranch Wickenburg, AZ 85358 United States + Google Map

For more information about the NATRC Ride at Boyd Ranch, visit boydranch.org. Boyd Ranch is an outdoor educational center owned and operated by the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. For more information, visit boydranch.org or call 928-231-1946.

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Desert Adventure Tour: Ghost Towns

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$35 – $55 -7 tickets left

This event is sold out. Please call 928-684-2272 if you would like to be added to the waiting list. DCWM offers great outdoor adventure tours that historically highlight "where it all began" for central Arizona. Pre-registered group participants check in at 8:45 a.m. in front of the Museum, where knowledgeable local guides begin a day of sharing stories, history, and…

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March 2019

Guided Museum Tour

March 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Take a 60-minute guided tour of the Museum galleries with a knowledgable docent. Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 16, 2018 through Apr. 27, 2019. Included with paid admission; free for Museum Members.

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Guided Museum Tour

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Take a 60-minute guided tour of the Museum galleries with a knowledgable docent. Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 16, 2018 through Apr. 27, 2019. Included with paid admission; free for Museum Members.

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Dave Stamey in Concert

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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$25

The newest member of the Western Music Hall of Fame, Cowboys and Indians Magazine has declared his "Vaquero Song" to be one of the greatest Western songs of all time. In 2010, 2011 and 2013 True West Magazine named him Best Living Western Solo Musician. Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now…

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Desert Adventure Tour: Vulture City

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$25 – $30 45 tickets left

DCWM offers great outdoor adventure tours that historically highlight "where it all began" for central Arizona. Pre-registered group participants check in at 8:45 a.m. in front of the Museum, where knowledgeable local guides begin a day of sharing stories, history, and lore connected with each destination. Sign up early - there are a limited number of spots available for each…

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Boyd Ranch Mule Ride

March 6 - March 10
Boyd Ranch Wickenburg, AZ 85358 United States + Google Map

Four days of mule mania with meals and guided rides into the Sonoran Desert wilderness.  An event both you and your mule will never forget! Horses are welcome but mules are preferred. Contact Boyd Ranch for more information on the Boyd Ranch Mule Ride. Boyd Ranch is an outdoor educational center owned and operated by the Desert Caballeros Western Museum.…

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Wickenburg Walking Tour

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Hoof it around downtown Wickenburg with a knowledgeable Museum guide! Explore the buildings, characters, and history that gave Wickenburg its Western flavor. Included with Paid Museum admission (free for Museum Members), 11 a.m., one hour in length.

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Guided Museum Tour

March 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Take a 60-minute guided tour of the Museum galleries with a knowledgable docent. Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 16, 2018 through Apr. 27, 2019. Included with paid admission; free for Museum Members.

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Guided Museum Tour

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Take a 60-minute guided tour of the Museum galleries with a knowledgable docent. Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 16, 2018 through Apr. 27, 2019. Included with paid admission; free for Museum Members.

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Members’ Meet-Up: Behind the Scenes Sneak Peek

March 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Free

More information to come! Free for Museum Members, RSVP below, call 928-684-2272 or email marketing@westernmuseum.org by March 7 to RSVP.

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Boyd Ranch Equine Obstacle Challenge

March 15 - March 17
Boyd Ranch Wickenburg, AZ 85358 United States + Google Map

For more information on the Boyd Ranch Equine Obstacle Challenge, visit boydranch.org. Boyd Ranch is an outdoor educational center owned and operated by the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. For more information, visit boydranch.org or call 928-231-1946.

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Archaeologist Allen Dart presents “Set in Stone but Not in Meaning: Southwestern Indian Rock Art”

March 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

March is Arizona's Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month. Ancient Indian pictographs (rock paintings) and petroglyphs (symbols carved or pecked on rocks) are claimed by some to be forms of writing for which meanings are known. However, are such claims supported by archaeology or by Native Americans themselves? Archaeologist Allen Dart illustrates southwestern petroglyphs and pictographs, and discusses how the same…

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Guided Museum Tour

March 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Take a 60-minute guided tour of the Museum galleries with a knowledgable docent. Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 16, 2018 through Apr. 27, 2019. Included with paid admission; free for Museum Members.

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Family Fun Day: Go for the Gold!

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Go for the Gold! Try your hand at prospecting and gold-panning with Noah Gordon of Arizona Mining Claims. Hands-on activities for all ages will be offered from noon – 2 p.m. Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members.

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Sketching in the Galleries with Rick McGill

March 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Artist Rick McGill facilitates a group sketching session in the Museum galleries every third Wednesday at 11 a.m. from October through May. Artists of every skill level are encouraged to join in. Solo sketching in the galleries is permitted any time the Museum is open - please bring pencils only, no paint or ink. Sketchbooks and pencils are available for…

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Guided Museum Tour

March 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Take a 60-minute guided tour of the Museum galleries with a knowledgable docent. Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 16, 2018 through Apr. 27, 2019. Included with paid admission; free for Museum Members.

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Guided Museum Tour

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Take a 60-minute guided tour of the Museum galleries with a knowledgable docent. Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 16, 2018 through Apr. 27, 2019. Included with paid admission; free for Museum Members.

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Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West Opening Weekend

March 29 - March 31
$10.00 – $275.00 1,949 tickets left

 Opening Weekend for the 2019 Cowgirl Up! Exhibition and Sale is March 29-31, 2019. Weekend Package (includes all events): $275 per person Friday, March 29 2 – 3 p.m. | Exhibition Preview and Miniatures Sale Preview | $10 per person 4:30 – 9 p.m. | Miniatures Cash & Carry Sale and Artist & Patrons Party (box draw at 6…

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April 2019

Author Chris Enss on her “Buffalo Gals: Women of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show”

April 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Author Chris Enss brings the women of the Old West to life in Buffalo Gals: Women of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. With rough-riding cowboys, sure shots, and fantastic reenactments of battles and train robberies, Buffalo Bill Cody brought the myth of the Old West to life for audiences all over the world. His Wild West Show was wildly popular…

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CCLC Closed

April 6

The Cultural Crossroads Learning Center will be closed all day for a private event. The Main Museum galleries will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Guided Museum Tour

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Take a 60-minute guided tour of the Museum galleries with a knowledgable docent. Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 16, 2018 through Apr. 27, 2019. Included with paid admission; free for Museum Members.

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Members’ Meet-Up: Cowgirl Up! After Hours

April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Join us for cocktail hour in the Main Museum and browse the 14th annual Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West exhibition and sale. Free for Museum Members, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Main Museum. RSVP below or call 928-684-2272. Members are welcome to bring guests.

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Guided Museum Tour

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Take a 60-minute guided tour of the Museum galleries with a knowledgable docent. Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 16, 2018 through Apr. 27, 2019. Included with paid admission; free for Museum Members.

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Guided Museum Tour

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Take a 60-minute guided tour of the Museum galleries with a knowledgable docent. Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 16, 2018 through Apr. 27, 2019. Included with paid admission; free for Museum Members.

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Family Fun Day: Cowgirl Up!

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Hands-on activities for all ages will be offered from noon – 2 p.m. Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members.

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Annual Boyd Ranch Fundraiser

April 13 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Boyd Ranch Wickenburg, AZ 85358 United States + Google Map
$100.00 125 tickets left

A Party to Support Outdoor Youth Education at Boyd Ranch Enjoy dinner under the Arizona stars, catered by Chuckwagons West, and a live auction with Carson Thomas. Proceeds support educational programming at Boyd Ranch, an outdoor educational center owned and operated by the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. Boyd Ranch is located approximately 12 northwest of downtown Wickenburg, along Route 93.…

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Sketching in the Galleries with Rick McGill

April 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Artist Rick McGill facilitates a group sketching session in the Museum galleries every third Wednesday at 11 a.m. from October through May. Artists of every skill level are encouraged to join in. Solo sketching in the galleries is permitted any time the Museum is open - please bring pencils only, no paint or ink. Sketchbooks and pencils are available for…

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Scottsdale Artists School Painting Workshop with Linda Glover Gooch

April 18 @ 9:00 am - April 19 @ 4:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Cowgirl Up! artist Linda Glover Gooch returns to DCWM for a two-day workshop in landscape painting. This program is coordinated by the Scottsdale Artists School. Visit scottsdaleartschool.org or call 480-990-1422 to register. April 18 and 19, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., $260

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Guided Museum Tour

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Take a 60-minute guided tour of the Museum galleries with a knowledgable docent. Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 16, 2018 through Apr. 27, 2019. Included with paid admission; free for Museum Members.

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Guided Museum Tour

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Take a 60-minute guided tour of the Museum galleries with a knowledgable docent. Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 16, 2018 through Apr. 27, 2019. Included with paid admission; free for Museum Members.

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Guided Museum Tour

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Take a 60-minute guided tour of the Museum galleries with a knowledgable docent. Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 16, 2018 through Apr. 27, 2019. Included with paid admission; free for Museum Members.

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Friday on Frontier: Cowgirl Up! Edition

April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Drop by DCWM for a free tour of the Cowgirl Up! exhibition and sale. Artists will show off their talents in a mini quick-draw event in front of the Museum. Free to the public, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Main Museum. Want to be involved? Contact Natalie Olson at education@westernmuseum.org to inquire about participating in the mini quick-draw.

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Guided Museum Tour

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Take a 60-minute guided tour of the Museum galleries with a knowledgable docent. Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 16, 2018 through Apr. 27, 2019. Included with paid admission; free for Museum Members.

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May 2019

50th Anniversary Commemoration

May 9

It's been 50 years since DCWM first opened its doors on May 9, 1969! Join in the celebration - stay tuned for more information to come.

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50th Anniversary Celebration

May 12

It's been 50 years since DCWM first opened its doors on May 9, 1969! Join in the celebration - stay tuned for more information to come.

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Mother’s Day

May 12

Moms receive free admission to DCWM on Mothers Day, Sunday, May 12, 2019.

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Sketching in the Galleries with Rick McGill

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Artist Rick McGill facilitates a group sketching session in the Museum galleries every third Wednesday at 11 a.m. from October through May. Artists of every skill level are encouraged to join in. Solo sketching in the galleries is permitted any time the Museum is open - please bring pencils only, no paint or ink. Sketchbooks and pencils are available for…

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Memorial Day Weekend

May 25 - May 26
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Veterans receive free admission on Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, in honor of Memorial Day. DCWM will be closed on Memorial Day, May 27, 2019.

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Museum Closed

May 27

The Museum will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2018.

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June 2019

Friday on Frontier: Flower Power

June 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Join us for the opening of DCWM's newest exhibition, Flower Power: Desert Botanicals. Enjoy free admission to the galleries and hands-on activities for both the young and the "young at heart". Free to the public, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

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July 2019

Museum Closed

July 4

The Museum will be closed on Independence Day, July 4, 2019.

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West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club Opening Reception

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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The Wickenburg Art Club  invites the public to an opening reception celebrating the opening of West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club in the Museum's Cultural Crossroads Learning Center.Enjoy refreshments, meet the featured artists, and be among the first to purchase a piece and add it to you own collection. Free to the public, no RSVP necessary.

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Family Fun Day: National Day of the Cowboy

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Celebrate National Day of the Cowboy at DCWM! Hands-on activities for all ages will be offered from noon – 2 p.m. Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members.

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August 2019

SRP Speakers’ Bureau presents “Water in the Desert”

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Water is probably one of the most misunderstood of all our precious resources. Representatives from the SRP Speakers' Bureau will speak about the importance of water use and conservation issues related to desert living. SRP's Speakers' Bureau is committed to educating the community about what it can do to conserve water and keep it clean. Included with paid Museum admission…

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January 2020

heART of the West Gala

January 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Desert Caballeros Western Museum established the heART of the West Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014 to pay tribute to people who reflect the unbridled creativity and history of the American West. The heART of the West honorees inspire others while shaping the West's cultural legacy. Join us for a night of celebration! The evening includes a gala dinner, live art…

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