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21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
928-684-2272

December 2018

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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Family Fun Day: Trains

January 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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All aboard at DCWM for a fun-filled family day! Enjoy DCWM's annual Holiday Trains exhibit, on view from Dec. 1, 2018 through Jan. 13, 2019. Hands-on activities for all ages will be offered from noon – 2 p.m. Included with paid Museum admission; free for Museum Members.

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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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Mata Ortiz and Mexican Artisan Trunk Show

January 11 - January 13
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Shop for fine jewelry, pottery, weavings, and more. Featured artisans from renowned artistic villages in Mexico will give free demonstrations on crafts such as woodcarving, pottery, and weaving each day at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Free to the public, Cultural Crossroads Learning Center. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon - 4 p.m. Sunday. Friday, January 11…

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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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Members Event: Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Cook like the cowboys! Learn the basics of dutch oven cooking with champion cook Mark "Dutch" Wilkins. Lunch is included. $25 for Museum Members, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., call 928-684-2272 by Jan. 18 to register. Workshop takes place outdoors at the Museum. Members may bring guests.

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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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Desert Adventure Tour: Guest Ranches

January 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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$85 – $110

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

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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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Appraiser Sean Morton presents “Life of an Appraiser”

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Certified licensed appraiser Sean Morton, owner and operator of Morton Appraisals LLC in Scottsdale, will present "Life of an Appraiser". Morton will also be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to identify and provide informal appraisals of art and antiques. Free to the public, 11 a.m., Cultural Crossroads Learning Center.

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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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Guided Museum Tour

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

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Guided Museum Tour

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

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Family Fun Day: Prolific Pollinators

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

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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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Members’ Meet-Up: Behind the Scenes Sneak Peek

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

Step behind the velvet rope for a peek "behind the scenes". Meet Museum staff and explore areas of the Museum that are normally off-limits, including collection storage rooms. Free for Museum Members (guests are welcome), RSVP below, call 928-684-2272 or email marketing@westernmuseum.org to RSVP.

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Guided Museum Tour

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

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Family Fun Day: Go for the Gold!

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

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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

Spring Fling Sale in Ranch Dressing

April 5 - April 6
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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The Museum's Ranch Dressing Store is joining the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce and the downtown merchants for their annual Spring Fling sale. Specially priced sale and clearance items will be offered in Ranch Dressing, next to the Cultural Crossroads Learning Center.

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Guided Museum Tour

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

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Members’ Meet-Up: Cowgirl Up! After Hours

April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Members will enjoy exclusive access to the Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West exhibition and sale and hear from DCWM staff on the preparation that goes into planning and executing this annual event, now in its 14th year. Light refreshments will be served; RSVPs are appreciated by calling 928-684-2272. Free for Museum Members, 5:30 - 7…

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Guided Museum Tour

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

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Guided Museum Tour

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

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Family Fun Day: Cowgirl Up!

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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"These boots were made for walkin'"...walking right over to the Desert Caballeros Western Museum that is to celebrate the women artists of the "Cowgirl Up! Art From the Other Half of the West". Join us on Saturday, April 13th to partake in our Family Day "Cowgirl Up!" themed activities throughout the museum. Explore your creative spirit from noon-2pm in the…

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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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Friday on Frontier: Community Quick Draw

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

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Guided Museum Tour

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

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May 2019

Congressional Art Competition Reception

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. The Desert Caballeros Western Museum will host an exhibition of work from Arizona's 4th District from April 26 -…

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Sketching in the Galleries with Rick McGill

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

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Memorial Day Weekend

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

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June 2019

Friday on Frontier: Flower Power

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

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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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July 2019

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

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

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Family Fun Day: National Day of the Cowboy

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Celebrate the 15th annual National Day of the Cowboy at DCWM! Walk in the footsteps of Wickenburg's early cowboys in Speaking of Wickenburg, a large-scale recreation of the town around the turn of the century. Be sure to stop by the optical shop in the street scene to make your very own bola tie (Vic Cedarstaff claimed to have invented…

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Art Demo: Acrylics

July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Drop into the Cultural Crossroads Learning Center from 1 - 3 p.m. each Saturday through October 27 for a free art demo, presented by the Wickenburg Art Club. Demonstrations are geared towards all skill levels and are offered in conjunction with "West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club", on view in the Learning Center. This week's demonstration on…

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August 2019

Art Club Demo: How to Finish Your Painting

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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For those interested in how art is done or looking to hone their skills, the Wickenburg Art Club hosts free artist demonstrations on Saturdays from 1 - 3 p.m. during West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club (June 27 - September 29). Drop in for a session! Saturday, August 3: Judith Durr, "How to Finish Your Painting"

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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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Art Club Demo: Acrylic Pour

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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For those interested in how art is done or looking to hone their skills, the Wickenburg Art Club hosts free artist demonstrations on Saturdays from 1 - 3 p.m. during West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club (June 27 - September 29). Drop in for a session! Saturday, August 17: Gayle Siegfried - Acrylic Pour

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Art Club Demo: Smartphone Photography

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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For those interested in how art is done or looking to hone their skills, the Wickenburg Art Club hosts free artist demonstrations on Saturdays from 1 - 3 p.m. during West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club (June 27 - September 29). Drop in for a session! Saturday, August 24: Stan Strange, Smartphone Photography

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Art Club Demo: Acrylic Watercolor

August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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For those interested in how art is done or looking to hone their skills, the Wickenburg Art Club hosts free artist demonstrations on Saturdays from 1 - 3 p.m. during West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club (June 27 - September 29). Drop in for a session! Saturday, August 31: Gina Beck, Acrylic Watercolor

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September 2019

Art Club Demo: Single Brush Painting

September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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For those interested in how art is done or looking to hone their skills, the Wickenburg Art Club hosts free artist demonstrations on Saturdays from 1 - 3 p.m. during West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club (June 27 - September 29). Drop in for a session! Saturday, September 7: Gayle Siegfried, Acrylic Pour

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Art Club Demo: Oil Painting

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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For those interested in how art is done or looking to hone their skills, the Wickenburg Art Club hosts free artist demonstrations on Saturdays from 1 - 3 p.m. during West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club (June 27 - September 29). Drop in for a session! Saturday, September 14: Marian Koegele, Oil Painting

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Art Club Demo: Watercolor Florals

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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For those interested in how art is done or looking to hone their skills, the Wickenburg Art Club hosts free artist demonstrations on Saturdays from 1 - 3 p.m. during West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club (June 27 - September 29). Drop in for a session! Saturday, September 21: Nancy Hill, Watercolor Florals

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Fall Welcome Back Reception

September 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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"Fall" back into the swing of things at Desert Caballeros Western Museum! Meet artists featured in Flower Power: Desert Botanicals and preview our 2019-2020 season of events. Light refreshments will be served. RSVPs are requested by September 19 to marketing@westernmuseum.org. This event is exclusively for Museum Members. Click here or call 928-684-2272 to join today.

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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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Art Club Demo: Pastels

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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For those interested in how art is done or looking to hone their skills, the Wickenburg Art Club hosts free artist demonstrations on Saturdays from 1 - 3 p.m. during West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club (June 27 - September 29). Drop in for a session! Saturday, September 28: Susan Moehring, Pastels

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October 2019

Cox First Friday: Pumpkins, Puppies, and Popcorn

October 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Join us on the Museum porch for our first Family Friday! Bring the family between 5 and 7 p.m. to paint pumpkins, pet puppies, and chomp down on popcorn on the Museum's porch. Presented in partnership with the Humane Society of Wickenburg. On the first Friday of each month from October to June, the Museum will present free family-friendly programming.…

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Member Appreciation Days

October 11 - October 13
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Museum Members, get rewarded for visiting the Desert Caballeros Western Museum on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday! It's just our small way of saying "Thank You!". Bring a guest for free (up to two guests per Membership) Enjoy an extra 5% off most purchases in the Museum Stores Enter our raffle - one lucky Member will win two tickets to the…

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Members Exclusive: 50 Years of DCWM Archives

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
DCWM, 21 N Frontier Street
Wickenburg, 85390 United States
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Explore 50 years of Wickenburg and DCWM history preserved in the Museum's archives since its opening in 1969. Members will have the opportunity to inspect a selection of photographs, albums, and off-display artifacts. Cookies and coffee will be served in the Ranch Dressing Store. This program is offered exclusively to Museum Members during Member Appreciation Days, Oct. 11 - 13…

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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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November 2019

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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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 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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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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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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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 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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Cox First Friday: Sip ‘n’ Shop Holiday Celebration

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