The Museum will be closed on Mondays until after Labor Day, September 6, 2021.
Kick up your heels and join us for virtual parties with the Cowgirl Up! artists! You’ll have a chance to hear directly from many of the 65 artists about their work. Five parties are scheduled for the first Thursday of each month with the last one in September.
Join us for Cowgirl Up! Zoom Party Number 4. Longtime Cowgirl Up! artist and host Linda Glover Gooch (pictured) will return to pick up where we left off. Due to Zoom crashing, we were forced to cut our last Zoom Party short. Learn first-hand about the artists and the inspiration behind their artwork. RSVP to […]
Learn about some of our native Arizona wildlife in this hands-on demonstration with actual desert wildlife (animals used for interactions are non-venomous and are proven education animals). Starts at Noon at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum's Learning Center. Free with Museum admission. This program gives guests the opportunity to learn about rattlesnakes, Gila monsters, gopher snakes, and […]
Museum Day is a one-day annual event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, September 18, 2021, for two people. This year's Museum Day […]
Join us for family fun in the Cultural Crossroads Learning Center on the museum grounds. Both hands-on activities (with social distancing) and take-and-make art home crafts are available. Monthly activities vary. Stay tuned for updates.
Turquoise has a long-standing tradition amongst Native cultures of the Southwest, holding special significance and profound meanings to specific individual tribes. Even before the more contemporary tradition of combining silver with turquoise, cultures throughout the southwest used turquoise in necklaces, earrings, mosaics, fetishes, medicine pouches, and made bracelets of basketry stems lacquered with piñon resin […]
Lecture: “Horror on the Hassayampa: The 1890 Walnut Grove Dam Disaster”, with Dr. Eduardo Pagán in the Cultural Crossroads Learning Center. Arizona settlers hailed the construction of the Walnut Grove Dam as the beginning of the end of the wild frontier, where man’s ingenuity in controlling water could tame the wilderness and transform Arizona into […]
Dia del los Muertos Ofrenda on view in the main museum through November 7.
Public opening events October 30 starting at 11 a.m., the exhibition officially opens to the public with a traditional blessing and family friendly events planned to celebrate the rich and diverse culture of the Apache people. On Frontier Street, Hoop Dancer Tony Duncan, Apache Crown Dancers, and other activities will kick off the exhibition. Visit […]
Friday Nov. 5, starting at 10:30 a.m., at the Saguaro Theatre. Tickets ($10) available at the door. Free for members. Saguaro Theatre, 176 East Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ 85390. Wickenburg Massacre: Who Dunit? hosted by Dr. Eduardo Pagán with special guests, Heidi Osselaer and Marshall Shore. Funded in part by Arizona Humanities. On Friday November […]
Family Friday celebrates Bola Tie Family Day. Join us for family fun in the Cultural Crossroads Learning Center on the museum grounds. Both hands-on activities and take-and-make art home crafts are available. Did you know the official neckwear of Arizona is the bola tie? Explore our unique collection of bola ties and western wear at […]
Our desert is filled with plants that can be used for food. Learn how to identify, harvest and use the desert's bounty to make delicious jellies, cookies, breads and more. Class includes a tasty sample of desert food. Join us in-person or on Zoom ($10 for non-members): Bernadine MacCollum will talk about palo verde beans, […]
Sketching in the galleries with Rick McGill, 10:30 A.M. Free with paid museum admission. Also on Dec 21, Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 19
Mark will talk about his TV show, "Today’s Wild West", a documentary style, half-hour series on all things Western, with 32 episodes airing on PBS in 73 markets in 28 states. It’s the creation of longtime TV Newsman Mark Bedor, who has combined his story-telling skills with his love of the American West to create a […]
Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 11 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Don’t miss Arizona artist Rick Rowley in the DCWM’s Cultural Crossroads Learning Center on Thanksgiving weekend. Rick will be displaying his collection of hand-made ceramic pieces (pictured), wood carvings, and paintings for sale. Rick will also unveil his new work – high-resolution photographic images of the Southwest. Rick will sign his pieces and talk about his process. The Rick Rowley Trunk Show will be held in the Museum’s Learning Center located on the corner […]
Shop local during Small Business Saturday. Sales in Ranch Dressing (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and the Museum Store (11 a.m.-3 p.m.).
Members will meet owner and designer Anna Elizabeth Baum. Anna designs beautiful, beaded serving pieces. She has a true passion for creating beautiful bead-able items into your everyday world. Friday, December 3| Ranch Dressing | 9 a.m.-10 a.m. | Members Only
“Chugga Chugga Choo Choo! Join us at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum to celebrate the world of trains. Paint a wooden train car, color an engine, build a train track, and explore the Desert Caballeros Express train exhibit in the Cultural Crossroads Learning Center. Activities are free with paid admission: Adults $12, Seniors & AAA […]
AB Seasonz Trunk Show Open to the public, Ranch Dressing, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sip & Shop Open to the public, Ranch Dressing, 5 – 7 p.m.
Lenna is a former professional dancer and choreographer, retired from 35 years as a professor of dance, teaching and performing both in AZ and nationally. She currently spends her time in researching and writing about quilt history as well as presenting lectures, workshops and trunk shows with her quilting partner Anne Hodgkins. Additionally she is […]
FRI DEC 10, 11 A.M. | Cultural Crossroads Learning Center | Free Bob Boze Bell Bob will share his knowledge and insights on Geronimo, the famous Apache leader and other notable Arizona figures that helped shape the story of the American West. Free and open to the public. His books will be available for purchase […]