Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita is celebrating two events on one day: National Day of the Cowboy, and Wichita’s birthday.
On Saturday, July 21, 2018 visit Cowtown for a day of old west fun!
The National Day of the Cowboy celebrates the everyday working cowboy, the character who with words and deeds tamed the west. At the event, you’ll get to see demonstrations of the many skills that were required to do this tough, demanding, and unpredictable work, and you’ll hear music and poetry that reflects the life they lived.
In addition, Cowtown will be celebrating Wichita’s birthday, remembering those who, by force of will, laid the foundation of the largest city in Kansas.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but the last admission will be sold at 4 p.m.
Fun fact: Wichita was incorporated as a city on July 21, 1870. One of the signers of the incorporation petition – and the only woman – was Billy the Kid’s mother, Catherine McCarty. Interesting, right? I first learned about this at a Diamond W Wranglers performance, and then later looked it up in the history of Wichita at the Wichita Metro Chamber website.
Date: Saturday, July 21, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Old Cowtown Museum; 1865 W Museum Blvd. in Wichita
Cost: $9 adults, $8 senior citizens (62+), $7 youth (12-17), $6 kids (5-11)
No charge for children 4 and under, active military, and Old Cowtown Museum members