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February 2018

Western Viewpoint: Imagined Wests

February 23, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Artist Paul Pletka and Tia Collection Curator Laura Finley Smith will visit the Museum to discuss How the West Is One: Contemporary Western Art from the Tia Collection. Paul will also discuss a new monograph on his work, Paul Pletka: Imagined Wests. This program is included with Museum admission or free for Museum Members.

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September 2018

Fiesta de Septiembre: Kids’ Zona

September 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wickenburg Community Center, 160 N. Valentine St.
Wickenburg, AZ 85390 United States
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Celebrate Wickenburg's Hispanic Pioneer Heritage at this all-day event hosted by the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce. From 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., learn stories about early families in an exhibition of photographs of early Hispanic pioneer families, and get hands-on with Mexican crafts and games at the Kids Zona (11 a.m. - 2 p.m. only), both hosted by the Desert…

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Smithsonian Museum Day

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Head to DCWM for activities focused on this year's Museum Day Live! theme: "Women…

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October 2018

Artist’s Chat with Howard Post

October 11, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Celebrated Western artist Howard Post discusses the experiences, perspectives, and inspirations that led him to pursue a career in art. Post's work is on view in "The West Observed: The Art of Howard Post", organized by the Tucson Museum of Art and on view at DCWM through Nov. 25. This program is included with paid admission; free for Museum Members.

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Sketching in the Galleries with Myrna Harrison

October 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Artist Myrna Harrison 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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November 2018

Sketching in the Galleries with Myrna Harrison

November 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Artist Myrna Harrison 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

November 16, 2018 @ 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

November 17, 2018 @ 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

November 23, 2018 @ 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

November 24, 2018 @ 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

November 30, 2018 @ 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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December 2018

Guided Museum Tour

December 1, 2018 @ 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

December 7, 2018 @ 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

December 8, 2018 @ 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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Artist’s Chat with John Coleman

December 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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A discussion with Cowboy Artist of America John Coleman on the opening day of "John Coleman: Bronze and Beyond" at DCWM. Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members.

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Guided Museum Tour

December 15, 2018 @ 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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Sketching in the Galleries with Myrna Harrison

December 19, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Artist Myrna Harrison 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

December 21, 2018 @ 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

December 22, 2018 @ 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

December 28, 2018 @ 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

December 29, 2018 @ 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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January 2019

Guided Museum Tour

January 4 @ 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

January 5 @ 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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Historian Jim Turner on “Arizona Stories: Frontier Characters and Communities”

January 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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From mammoth hunters and canal builders to Native Americans, Hispanics, Americans, Irish, Serbians, and just about every nationality under the sun, Arizona has always been a land of many cultures. And while the Earps and the Geronimo are world famous, Arizona can also be proud of its unsung men and women and cooperative communities. Historian Jim Turner will share some…

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Sketching in the Galleries with Myrna Harrison

January 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Artist Myrna Harrison 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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Patina Master Erik Petersen on “From Clay to Bronze: The Sculpting Process”

January 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Prescott-based sculptor and foundry owner Erik Petersen explains bronze casting, chasing, and patina processes. Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members.

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Guided Museum Tour

January 18 @ 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

January 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

January 25 @ 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

January 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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heART of the West Gala

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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$175.00

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. The 2019 honoree will be announced this fall. Join us for a night of celebration!…

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February 2019

Author Michael Blake on “The Cowboy President: The American West and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt”

February 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Author Michael Blake discusses his book, The Cowboy President: The American West and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt. Theodore Roosevelt's time spent in the Western Dakota Territory helped him recover from an overwhelming personal loss, but more importantly, it transformed him into the man etched onto Mount Rushmore, a man who is still rated as one of the top five…

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Appraisal Day with Sean Morton

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Certified licensed appraiser Sean Morton will be available to identify and provide informal appraisals of fine art and antiques in the DCWM Learning Center. Morton owns and operates Morton Appraisals LLC in Scottsdale. He will conduct appraisals on a first-come, first-served basis. $20 for the first item and $10 for additional items, 5-item maximum per person.

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Musician and Historian Hank Cramer presents “Miner’s Songs: Bygone Times and Places”

February 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Folk singer and historian Hank Cramer returns to DCWM just in time for Wickenburg's Gold Rush Days to present a musical history of miners in the West. Included with paid Museum admission (free for Museum Members), 11 a.m., Cultural Crossroads Learning Center.

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Guided Museum Tour

February 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

February 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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Author Leo Banks on “Arizona Territory’s Greatest Con Man: Louis Victor Eytinge”

February 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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A swindler, liar and playboy whose criminal resume included a murder that landed him in Yuma Territorial Prison in 1907. Who was this man and how did he become Yuma’s most infamous inmate, celebrated around the country as an author and public speaker, a genius in direct mail advertising and an expert on prison reform? Author Leo Banks tells the…

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Guided Museum Tour

February 15 @ 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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April 2019

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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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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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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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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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

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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June 2019

Most Intrepid Western Author Posse

June 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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This program is included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members. Take a literary ride with the Most Intrepid Western Author’s Posse as they tour country sharing stories about the American West. The Most Intrepid Western Author’s Posse is comprised of four published, award-winning western authors. The Sheriff of the posse is Chris Enss, author of The Pinks, Thunder…

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August 2019

Arizona Water Pioneers

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Early settlers like Jack Swilling and Henry Wickenburg set their sights on discovering gold in Arizona, but left a second legacy, regarding another precious resource: water. Learn about the part the town of Wickenburg played in bringing water to the Salt River Valley of Arizona, which helped put central Arizona on the map. Stick around afterwards to enjoy a complimentary…

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September 2019

Smithsonian Museum Day

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

The Desert Caballeros Western Museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday September 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based museums. This year, Museum Day will celebrate…

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Artist Matilda Essig on “Apache Grasslands”

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Artist Matilda Essig will speak on her "Apache Grasslands" project. Essig's work is featured in Flower Power: Desert Botanicals, on view at DCWM through October 20, 2019. Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members.

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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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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

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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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 rawhide braiding, 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…

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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. Included…

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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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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 rawhide braiding, 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…

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Orejana Outfit: Arizona’s Historic ORO Ranch Book Signing

November 16 @ 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 Fellowship…

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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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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 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

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 rawhide braiding, 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…

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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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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 admission. This…

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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 rawhide braiding, 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…

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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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CANCELLED 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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This event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. 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

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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