Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita is celebrating two events on one day: National Day of the Cowboy, and Wichita’s birthday.
On Saturday, July 24, 2021, visit Cowtown for a day of old west fun!
Update: As of this writing (March 2021), City of Wichita owned properties require masks until further notice. You don’t have to wear a mask outside if you can maintain a 6′ distance between yourself and other guests, but you will need it to enter the museum and when you’re inside buildings.
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.
This is perfect, since we’ll also be celebrating Wichita’s birthday this month – remembering those who, by force of will, laid the foundation of the largest city in Kansas.
The National Day of the Cowboy event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but the last admission will be sold at 4 p.m.
Regular admission applies, unless you are a Cowtown member (then you will get in free).
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 24, 2021
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
- Civil War Days – April 24 and 25
- Once Upon a Time – May 8
- Little House on the Prairie – May 15
- Steampunk Weekend – May 22 and 23
- A Day in the Life – June 12
- Kansas State Cowboy Fast Draw Competition – June 18-20
- Celebrate America – July 3
- National Day of the Cowboy – July 24
- Cowtown Throwdown concert (*not included with membership) – August 14
- People of the Plains – August 28
- Women of the West – September 4
- Wichita Intertribal Warrior Society Pow Wow – September 11
- A Night in Old Delano (18+) September 17
- County Fair – October 2
- Boos and Brews – October 8
- Hay, Hooves, and Halloween – October 23 and 24
- Ghost Town at Cowtown – October 29 and 30
- Victorian Christmas – December 3, 4, 10 and 11
- Breakfast with Santa (*not included with membership) – December 4 and 11
Wichita, KS 67203