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December 2019

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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January 2020

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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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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February 2020

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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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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March 2020

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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Journalist Jana Bommersbach: “Hyenas in Petticoats – How Women Struggled Against Every Dirty Trick in the Books to Win the Vote!”

March 12, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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As we celebrate the 100th birthday of the 19th Amendment in 2020, it’s time to look back at the enormous effort it took for women to be granted full citizenship and the vote. History has downplayed suffrage, as if it were just a footnote in American history, when in fact, it was the nation’s largest civil rights movement. Western women…

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April 2020

Cox First Friday: Cowgirl Up! Creation Stations

April 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore your artistic side with Cowgirl Up! themed creation stations in the Museum galleries. 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. | Main Museum | Free to the public

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Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Assistant Director, History and Culture Michelle Delaney on “Art and Advertising in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West”

April 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Assistant Director, History and Culture Michelle Delaney presents her book, Art and Advertising in Buffalo Bill's Wild West. Michelle Delaney is the Assistant Director, History and Culture at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. She is the author of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West: A Photographic History by Gertrude Käsebier and coeditor…

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Chris Glenn and Sandy Sunseri: “The Vanishing Trading Posts”

April 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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“The Vanishing Trading Posts” presents a snapshot of life in the southwest that has disappeared. In a little over one hundred years, trading posts in the Four Corners were founded, traders and Native Americans flourished, and then the posts faded away. The challenges and unexpected gifts of cross-cultural exchange and stories of trading family dynasties are discussed against a background…

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Spring Fling Sale

April 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - April 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Out with the old and in with the new - it's time for a spring cleaning in the Museum Stores! Visit Ranch Dressing for extra discounts on books, home décor and more.

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May 2020

Family Friday: May Day Bouquets

May 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Tour the galleries and create your own colorful bouquet in honor of May Day. 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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Annual Mother’s Day Celebration

May 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Enjoy "momosas" and snapshots in the galleries on the last day of the 2020 Cowgirl Up! exhibition and sale. All mothers will receive free admission to the Museum in honor of Mother's Day. 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. ("momosas" available while supplies last) | Main Museum | Included with paid admission; free for Museum Members

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Free admission for Veterans

May 23, 2020 - May 24, 2020
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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In honor of Memorial Day, and in remembrance of all who have served our country, the Museum will waive the cost of admission for all veterans. Active duty members of the military always receive free admission at DCWM.

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Blue Star Museums program begins

May 25, 2020
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. While the Blue Star Museum program runs annually from Memorial Day…

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June 2020

Cox First Friday: Summer Exhibition Sneak Peek

June 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Join us for the opening of our summer exhibition! Snacks and a creative activity will be included. 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. | Main Museum | Free to the public

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July 2020

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

July 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Wickenburg Art Club for a reception celebrating the artist talents of the Wickenburg community! All art is available for purchase, with proceeds benefitting the Wickenburg Art Club and its members. 5 - 7 p.m. | Cultural Crossroads Learning Center | Free to the public; no RSVP necessary

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