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Oklahoma Chautauqua: "Cowboys & Cattle Trails" -- Altus

Oklahoma Chautauqua: "Cowboys & Cattle Trails" -- Altus

May 30, 2017

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Altus Public Library
421 N. Hudson St.
Altus, OK  73521
Information: 580/477-2890

Museum of the Western Prairie 
1100 N. Hightower
Altus, OK  73521
Information: 580/482-1044


 Western Oklahoma State College
 2801 N. Main St.
 Altus, OK  73521
 Information: 580/477-2000

Audiences will gather for a variety of historical enactments, workshops, and discussions at the 2017 Oklahoma Chautauqua in Altus. This year's event will focus on the theme "Cowboys & Cattle Trails," examining the roles cattle drives and cowboys played in shaping American history and culture from the 1840s to the 1890s.

Daytime workshops will be held at the Altus Public Library at 11:00 am and at the Museum of the Western Prairie at 2:00 pm. Evening programs will be held in a tent on the Western Oklahoma State College campus at 7:00 pm. The evening events will include first person presentations and audience questions to a historical figure in character and to the scholar portraying the character. Portrayals of figures such as Jesse Chisolm, Judge Isaac Parker, and more will provide a close-up view of this era in Oklahoma history as well as presenting a broader, national perspective. All Chautauqua programs are free and open to the public.

Tue., May 30 Featured Performer: Jesse Chisholm portrayed by Dr. Michael Hughes