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October 2019

Author Roger Naylor on “Arizona State Parks”

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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The entire story of Arizona can be told through its award-winning system of state parks. With travel writer Roger Naylor as your guide, explore these hidden treasures that represent the staggering diversity of the state—saguaro-dotted desert, rugged mountains, red rock canyons, rolling grasslands, shady forests, and a playground of rivers and lakes. It’s all captured in Naylor’s latest book, Arizona…

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Día de los Muertos Display

October 28 - November 3
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Celebrate family and student art by visiting a Day of the Dead Ofrenda and Ceramic Sugar Skull Exhibit created by talented young artists from Wickenburg High School. Cultural Crossroads Learning Center | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members

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Las Señoras Luncheon

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Rancho de los Caballeros, 1551 South Vulture Mine Road
Wickenburg, AZ 85390 United States
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The Museum's auxiliary organization, Las Señoras de Socorro, holds luncheons three times per year. Each luncheon includes a program and a meal at the buffet at Rancho de los Caballeros. October's luncheon is Halloween-themed and will have a featured speaker. The cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Membership in "Las Señoras" is $20 annually. Visit lassenoras.org for more…

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Dr. Eduardo Pagán on “The Haunted Trail from Wickenburg”

October 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 The road linking Wickenburg and Phoenix-Grand Avenue-was the thoroughfare where the wealth of the Vulture Mine flowed down to the Salt River Valley, and the produce and goods of Phoenix, Glendale, and Peoria flowed up to Wickenburg. It was also a dangerous road to travel, where murderous robbers preyed upon the unsuspecting. In time, night travelers began to speak of…

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November 2019

Boyd Ranch: NATRC Ride

November 1 - November 3

Visit boydranch.org for more information.

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Cox First Friday: Day of the Dead

November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Celebrate the meaning of family in the Museum’s Cultural Crossroads Learning Center from 5 - 7 p.m. Explore the traditions of Día de los Muertos, featuring an exhibit presented in partnership with Wickenburg High School with over 50 decorative ceramic skulls. Family fun activities including face painting, make and take arts and crafts, and DCWM's Community Ofrenda. Light refreshments will…

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Wickenburg Tour of Homes

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wickenburg Community Center, 160 N. Valentine St.
Wickenburg, AZ 85390 United States
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Sneak a peek into our "Homes on the Range"! Held every first Saturday in November, the annual Wickenburg Tour of Homes and Holiday Market has become a tradition, not just for Wickenburg residents but for those who live throughout the Valley of the Sun. Now in it's 39th year, the Tour of Homes is coordinated by the Museum's auxilliary, Las Señoras…

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Member Exclusive: Trappings of the American West Opening Reception

November 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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The Desert Caballeros Western Museum and the Dry Creek Arts Fellowship present the 27th annual installment of this award-winning exhibition of contemporary painting, photography, bronze sculpture, and exquisitely crafted gear of the working cowboy. All work is available for purchase. Meet the craftspeople featured in this year's show and take the first opportunity to purchase a piece for your own…

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Tricks of the Trade: Artist Demonstrations

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Saturdays: November 9, 16, 23, 30, 11am – 4pm Included with paid Museum admission Trappings’ artists will demonstrate their skilled trades in the exhibition gallery. This will include boot-making, engraving, sculpture, and painting. Each artist will be available to answer questions and demonstrate how they work their trades. This program is organized by the Dry Creek Arts Fellowship in conjunction…

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Orejana Outfit: Arizona’s Historic ORO Ranch Book Signing

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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To Arizona cowpunchers the Spanish word orejana refers to an ownerless, unbranded bovine old enough to quit its mother; in other words, a maverick. Award winning journalist and Trappings photographer Kathy McCraine is one of very few people allowed to photograph on this iconic Arizona ranch. Included with paid Museum admission. This program is organized by the Dry Creek Arts…

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The Demise of Tonto or Hollywood meets the Sioux

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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A behind the scenes look at the making of epic Western movies from the point of view of an Emmy award winning Costume Designer. Cathy Smith walks us through a day in the life of the filming of Dances with Wolves - how costumes are designed, life on the set, and the importance of authenticity in costumes, sets, and props.…

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Free Admission for Vets

November 11
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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The Desert Caballeros Western Museum will offer free admission to veterans on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2019. Thank you for your service to our country!

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Transit of Mercury Astronomy Viewing

November 11 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Witness Mercury's transit of the face of the Sun with astronomer Walt Thomas on the steps of the Museum's Cultural Crossroads Learning Center. During the transit, Mercury can be seen crossing the face of the Sun. Mercury transits occur 13 or 14 times each century; the next transit won't take place until November 13, 2032. 8:30 - 11 a.m. |…

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Boyd Ranch Obstacle Challenge

November 15 - November 17

Visit boydranch.org for more information.

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Drop-In Tour

November 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Tricks of the Trade: Artist Demonstrations

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Saturdays: November 9, 16, 23, 30, 11am – 4pm Included with paid Museum admission Trappings’ artists will demonstrate their skilled trades in the exhibition gallery. This will include boot-making, engraving, sculpture, and painting. Each artist will be available to answer questions and demonstrate how they work their trades. This program is organized by the Dry Creek Arts Fellowship in conjunction…

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Drop-In Tour

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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The Wild Sable Island Horses

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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As the official horse of Nova Scotia, Canada, the Sable Island horse was first released on the treeless 20 mile long island in the late 18th century. Today the horses are untamed and untouched, and have survived against all odds. World renowned Trappings photographer Bev Pettit has trekked to this windswept island multiple times by air and sea that is…

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Author Rita Connelly on “Arizona Chimichangas”

November 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Author and restaurant reviewer Rita Connelly presents her latest book, Arizona Chimichangas. Many claim to be the first to turn a plain burrito into a crispy chimichanga, but everyone agrees that it happened in Arizona. Fried to golden brown perfection at iconic restaurants like Casa Molina, El Charro and Macayo's, these crunchy wonders are favorites from Flagstaff to Bisbee, Safford to…

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Director’s Circle Exclusive: Castle Hot Springs Excursion

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Donors at the Director's Circle level are invited to a special tour of Castle Hot Springs. The excursion includes transportation and lunch at Scorpion Bay, Lake Pleasant. RSVP by Oct. 18 to Kathy Clark at kclark@westernmuseum.org or 928-684-2272 ext. 108. The Director's Circle includes supporters who give $5,000 or more in unrestricted gifts annually. Generous gifts from Sustaining Circles donors…

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Skeching in the Galleries with Rick McGill

November 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Wickenburg Art Club instructor Rick McGill will lead a guided sketching session in the Museum galleries each third Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. from November through April. 11 a.m. | Main Museum | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members and Wickenburg Art Club members.

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Henry Wickenburg’s 200th Birthday

November 21

The Town of Wickenburg will celebrate namesake Henry Wickenburg's 200th birthday on November 21, 2019. Stay tuned for more information!

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Henry Wickenburg’s 200th Birthday

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Museum will waive admission fees for all on Thursday, Nov. 21 in honor of the 200th birthday of Wickenburg's founder Henry Wickenburg, born on this day in 1819.

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Director’s Circle Exclusive: Castle Hot Springs Excursion

November 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Donors at the Director's Circle level are invited to a special tour of Castle Hot Springs. The excursion includes transportation and lunch at Scorpion Bay, Lake Pleasant. RSVP by Oct. 18 to Kathy Clark at kclark@westernmuseum.org or 928-684-2272 ext. 108. The Director's Circle includes supporters who give $5,000 or more in unrestricted gifts annually. Generous gifts from Sustaining Circles donors…

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Drop-In Tour

November 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Tricks of the Trade: Artist Demonstrations

November 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Saturdays: November 9, 16, 23, 30, 11am – 4pm Included with paid Museum admission Trappings’ artists will demonstrate their skilled trades in the exhibition gallery. This will include boot-making, engraving, sculpture, and painting. Each artist will be available to answer questions and demonstrate how they work their trades. This program is organized by the Dry Creek Arts Fellowship in conjunction…

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Drop-In Tour

November 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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The Wilbur-Cruce Colonial Spanish Horse – Arizona’s 1st Horse

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Wilbur-Cruce Horse historians Maureen Kirk-Detberner and Esha Mork will present their documentary work on the living legend, Arizona’s Wilbur-Cruce horse. They are Padre Kino’s horses, the Arizona State Heritage horse, and a strain of Colonial Spanish horse. Their combination of great beauty, athleticism, and historic importance, makes this breed a huge contributor to Arizona’s Western heritage. Included with paid Museum…

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Museum Closed

November 28

The Museum will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

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Black Friday Museum Stores Sales

November 29 - December 1
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Shop Ranch Dressing and the Museum Store each day during Black Friday weekend for special sales and offers! Our Museum Stores offer one-of-a-kind gifts made in the Southwest and your purchase supports the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. Black Friday, Nov. 29 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Details TBA Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30 | 10 a.m. - 5…

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Drop-In Tour

November 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Tricks of the Trade: Artist Demonstrations

November 30 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Saturdays: November 9, 16, 23, 30, 11am – 4pm Included with paid Museum admission Trappings’ artists will demonstrate their skilled trades in the exhibition gallery. This will include boot-making, engraving, sculpture, and painting. Each artist will be available to answer questions and demonstrate how they work their trades. This program is organized by the Dry Creek Arts Fellowship in conjunction…

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Drop-In Tour

November 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Spurs and Other Talking Iron

November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Join a sturdy stock of Trappings artists in a roundtable discussion on their artwork with a gallery tour. 1 p.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members This program is organized by the Dry Creek Arts Fellowship in conjunction with Trappings of the American West.

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December 2019

Circles Exclusive: Welcome Back Reception

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Toast the start of a new season at DCWM! Sustaining Circles Members are invited to a welcome-back reception held at a private home in the Wickenburg area. Generous gifts from Sustaining Circles donors allow the Desert Caballeros Western Museum to uphold its Mission and expand its vision. Through special donor-level Memberships and a planned giving program, Sustaining Circles donors enjoy exceptional…

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Drop-In Tour

December 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Cox First Friday: Sip ‘n’ Shop Holiday Celebration

December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Embrace the holiday tradition of gift-giving in the Museum's Ranch Dressing store from 5 and 7 p.m. on December 6. This month’s programs will include festive (non-alcoholic) drinks, activities, and special shopping discounts. On the first Friday of each month from October to June, the Museum will present free family-friendly programming. Partial funding for Cox First Fridays is provided by…

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Drop-In Tour

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Student Cowboy Poetry Presentations

December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Cheer on the winners of the Desert Caballeros Western Museum's annual student poetry contest as they recite their award-winning poems in the Museum's Cultural Crossroads Learning Center. Each fall, the Desert Caballeros Western Museum teaches the art of cowboy poetry in area schools and hosts a student poetry contest in conjunction with the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce's Christmas Cowboy Poetry…

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Jan Cleere on “Picturing Arizona: Celebrating Early Arizona Women Artists, Writers, Photographers, and Songsters”

December 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Artistry in its many forms makes us think, sing, dance, and enjoy the wonders of our surroundings. The arts also allow us to document the lives of our ancestors and learn from the past. Some of the finest early Arizona artists were women who wrote, painted, photographed, and vocalized the magnificence and history of their communities and their circumstances. Painters…

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Drop-In Tour

December 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Drop-In Tour

December 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Dr. Eduardo Pagán on “The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction (1904-1905)”

December 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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In 1904, New York nuns brought forty Irish orphans to the remote Arizona mining camp of Clifton/Morenci to be placed with Catholic families. The Catholic families were Mexican, as was the majority of the population. Soon the town's Anglos, furious at this "interracial" transgression, formed a vigilante squad that kidnapped the children and nearly lynched the nuns and the local…

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Sketching in the Galleries with Rick McGill

December 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Wickenburg Art Club instructor Rick McGill will lead a guided sketching session in the Museum galleries each third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. from November through April. 10:30 a.m. | Main Museum | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members and Wickenburg Art Club members.

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Drop-In Tour

December 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Member Exclusive: “Ed Mell’s Southwest” Opening Reception

December 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Museum Members are invited to a reception celebrating the opening of Ed Mell's Southwest: Five Decades with special guest Ed Mell. RSVPs are requested by December 17 to marketing@westernmuseum.org. This event is offered exclusively for Museum Members. Click here or call 928-684-2272 to join today.

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Director’s Circle Exclusive: Dinner with Ed Mell

December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Following the preview of Ed Mell's Southwest: Five Decades from 5:30 - 7 p.m., Director's Circle Members are invited to a dinner with artist Ed Mell at a private home in the Wickenburg area. RSVP to Kathy Clark by Dec. 10 at kclark@westernmuseum.org or 928-684-2272 ext. 108. The Director’s Circle includes supporters who give $5,000 or more in unrestricted gifts…

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Drop-In Tour

December 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Museum Closing Early

December 24

The Museum will close at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2019.

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Museum Closed

December 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Museum will be closed in observance of Christmas.

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Drop-In Tour

December 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Drop-In Tour

December 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Museum Closing Early

December 31

The Museum will close at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2019.

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January 2020

Museum Closed

January 1, 2020

The Museum will be closed in observance of New Year's Day.

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Drop-In Tour

January 3, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Cox First Friday: BNSF presents the Desert Caballeros Express

January 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Roll into the Museum's Cultural Crossroads Learning Center from 5 - 7 p.m. to explore the Desert Caballeros Express exhibit (sponsored by BNSF) and get hands-on with train-themed family activities. On the first Friday of each month from October to June, the Museum will present free family-friendly programming. Partial funding for Cox First Fridays is provided by the Arizona Community…

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Drop-In Tour

January 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Circles Exclusive: Mata Ortiz Sneak Peek

January 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Sustaining Circles donors are invited to a special preview of the Mata Ortiz trunk show. RSVP by Jan. 6 to Kathy Clark at kclark@westernmuseum.org or 928-684-2272 ext. 108. Generous gifts from Sustaining Circles donors allow the Desert Caballeros Western Museum to uphold its Mission and expand its vision. Through special donor-level Memberships and a planned giving program, Sustaining Circles donors enjoy…

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Member Appreciation Days

January 10, 2020 - January 12, 2020
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Join us for a weekend of special programs, perks, and rewards as we say "Thank You" to our loyal Members. Stay tuned for more details!

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Mata Ortiz Trunk Show

January 10, 2020 - January 12, 2020
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Featuring jewelry, pottery, wood carvings, and weavings created by master artisans in Mata Ortiz and other renowned villages in Mexico. Artisan-led lectures will take place at 11 a.m. each day. Cultural Crossroads Learning Center | Free to the public (Museum admission may be purchased separately) Hours Friday, January 10: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, January 11: 10 a.m. -…

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Member Exclusive: Mata Ortiz Preview

January 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Be among the first to shop the Mata Ortiz trunk show! The Cultural Crossroads Learning Center will be open to Museum Members only from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, January 10. 9 - 1 0 a.m. | Cultural Crossroads Learning Center | Free | Exclusively for Museum Members

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Drop-In Tour

January 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Drop-In Tour

January 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Sketching in the Galleries with Rick McGill

January 15, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Wickenburg Art Club instructor Rick McGill will lead a guided sketching session in the Museum galleries each third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. from November through April. 10:30 a.m. | Main Museum | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members and Wickenburg Art Club members.

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Drop-In Tour

January 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Drop-In Tour

January 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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heART of the West Gala

January 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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$175.00 106 tickets left

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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Las Señoras Luncheon

January 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Rancho de los Caballeros, 1551 South Vulture Mine Road
Wickenburg, AZ 85390 United States
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The Museum's auxiliary organization, Las Señoras de Socorro, holds luncheons three times per year. Each luncheon includes a program and a meal at the buffet at Rancho de los Caballeros. January's meeting will have a featured speaker. The cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Membership in "Las Señoras" is $20 annually. Visit lassenoras.org for more information or to…

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Desert Adventure Tour: Guest Ranches

January 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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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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Drop-In Tour

January 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Drop-In Tour

January 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Artist’s Chat with Ed Mell

January 30, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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A conversation with Ed Mell, DCWM's 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and featured artist in Ed Mell's Southwest: Five Decades. 11 a.m. | Main Museum | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members

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Drop-In Tour

January 31, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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February 2020

Appraisal Day with Sean Morton

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Certified appraiser Sean Morton will identify and give informal appraisals on a first-come, first-served basis. Please do not bring weapons or coins. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Cultural Crossroads Learning Center  $20 first item, $10 additional items, 5 item maximum

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Drop-In Tour

February 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Publisher Win Holden, “On the Road Since 1925: The Colorful History of Arizona Highways Magazine”

February 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Arizona Highways publisher Win Holden presents On the Road Since 1925: The Colorful History of Arizona Highways Magazine. This program is free to the public, made possible by Arizona Humanities. 11 a.m. | Cultural Crossroads Learning Center | Free to the public (Museum admission may be purchased separately)

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Drop-In Tour

February 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Cox First Friday: Prospecting and Gold Panning

February 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Try your hand at gold panning and learn how you can become a modern-day prospector with Noah Gordon of Arizona Mining Claims. On the first Friday of each month from October to June, the Museum will present free family-friendly programming. Partial funding for Cox First Fridays is provided by the Arizona Community Foundation. 5 - 7 p.m. | Free to…

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Desert Adventure Tour: Guest Ranches

February 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$120.00 20 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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Drop-In Tour

February 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Circles Exclusive: Desert Denizens ATV Tour

February 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sustaining Circles donors, join us on a "Desert Denizens" ATV tour, followed by "Dutch Oven Delights" at the Museum's Boyd Ranch. Transportation and lunch are included. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. | $75 Circles Members / Free for Director's Circle RSVP by Feb. 4 to Kathy Clark at kclark@westernmuseum.org or 928-684-2272 ext. 108. Generous gifts from Sustaining Circles donors allow…

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Boyd Ranch NATRC Ride

February 14, 2020 - February 15, 2020
Boyd Ranch Wickenburg, AZ 85358 United States + Google Map

Visit boydranch.org for more information.

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Drop-In Tour

February 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Drop-In Tour

February 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Desert Adventure Tour: Scenic Loop Tales and Trails with Dutch Oven Victuals

February 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$100 18 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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Sketching in the Galleries with Rick McGill

February 19, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Wickenburg Art Club instructor Rick McGill will lead a guided sketching session in the Museum galleries each third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. from November through April. 10:30 a.m. | Main Museum | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members and Wickenburg Art Club members.

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Boyd Ranch Endurance Ride

February 20, 2020 - February 24, 2020
Boyd Ranch Wickenburg, AZ 85358 United States + Google Map

Visit boydranch.org for more information.

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Drop-In Tour

February 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Dr. Eduardo Pagán on “The Bisbee Deportation (1917)”

February 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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On July 12, 1917, a posse of 2,000 members, deputized by the sheriff of Cochise County and aided by Phelps Dodge, the major mining company in Bisbee, rounded up 1,300 striking mine workers, supporters and citizen bystanders. The group was deported 200 miles away to Tres Hermanas, New Mexico, where most were left without money or transportation. While a presidential…

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Drop-In Tour

February 22, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Dave Stamey in Concert

February 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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$25 199 tickets left

The newest member of the Western Music Hall of Fame, Cowboys and Indians Magazine has called Dave Stamey the Charley Russell of Western Music. Western Horseman 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…

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Overnight Art Retreat at Boyd Ranch

February 25, 2020 - February 26, 2020
Boyd Ranch Wickenburg, AZ 85358 United States + Google Map

The Desert Caballeros Western Museum and Wickenburg Art Club present an overnight art retreat at the Museum's Boyd Ranch facility. Contact the Museum at 928-684-2272 or info@westernmuseum.org for more information.  

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Author Alan Day on “Cowboy Up! Life Lessons from Lazy B”

February 27, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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If you're served a piece of humble pie, thank the server and choke it down. So says H. Alan Day, an award-winning author and American cowboy, who grew up on a 200,000-acre southwestern cattle ranch, made a hand at age five, and lived adventures most of us only witness on Netflix. While interacting with cowhands, horses, and the land, Alan…

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Drop-In Tour

February 28, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Drop-In Tour

February 29, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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March 2020

Director’s Circle Exclusive: Dinner with sculptor Michael Naranjo

March 3, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Donors at the Director’s Circle level are invited to a dinner at the Museum with sculptor Michael Naranjo. RSVP by Feb. 21 to Kathy Clark at kclark@westernmuseum.org or 928-684-2272 ext. 108. The Director’s Circle includes supporters who give $5,000 or more in unrestricted gifts annually. Generous gifts from Sustaining Circles donors allow the Desert Caballeros Western Museum to uphold its…

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Artist’s chat with sculptor Michael Naranjo

March 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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A conversation with sculptor Michael Naranjo. 11 a.m. | Cultural Crossroads Learning Center | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members

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Drop-In Tour

March 6, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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Cox First Friday: Paint the Big Boot

March 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Get hands-on and leave your artistic mark on a collaborative art piece. On the first Friday of each month from October to June, the Museum will present free family-friendly programming. Partial funding for Cox first Fridays is provided by the Arizona Community Foundation. 5 – 7 p.m. | Free to the public

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Drop-In Tour

March 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore DCWM and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-led tour focused on highlights in our collection. Guided tours are offered each Friday and Saturday from November 15, 2019 through April 25, 2020. After you purchase a ticket, please meet in the Museum Lobby to join the tour. 11 a.m. | Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members…

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