2017 Calendar & Events


Scavenger Hunt!

Try your hand at hunting down the answers in the Museum's fun Scavenger Hunt! 

Rotunda, Main Museum

May 26- 
Sept 3

Blue Star Museums: FREE ADMISSION to Active duty 
military personnel & their immediate family members

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America.  The program runs from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 26, 2018 through Labor Day, September 3, 2018.  Free admission is available for those currently serving in the United States Military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as Active Duty and Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members.  Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.

June 1-
Aug 31

10 & 2 Guided Tours

Guided tours at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. are part of your paid admission (Tuesday-Friday only).  Staff members from our education department will lead the tour, providing the history of our historic homes and grounds and end the tour at the Memorial Museum. Tour check-in is at the Wigwam Neosho Museum Store where you can take care of your admission. (The Museum Store is located on the museum grounds by the Steamboat House.) For these summertime tours, groups of all ages and sizes are welcome.

June 5-
Aug 31

Living History Dayz

Join museum staff on the museum grounds from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday thru Friday for Living History Dayz.  Step back in time and learn about life on the Houston farm.  Each day will vary because as we know, every day is a new day and brings different tasks.  Here are some of the topics staff could cover: blacksmithing, frontier skills, gardening, kitchen duties, hidden history, and more.  Check in with us on social media each week to see what will be featured. 



Saturday Demonstrations
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Spinning & Weaving 
Woodland Home Porch (in case of inclement weather, demo will be at Wigwam Neosho Museum Store)
June 9, June 23, July 14, July 28, August 11, and August 25.

Kick Wheel Pottery 
Raven's Pottery Shed
June 16, July 21, August 18.

Fall 2018

9th Annual Amateur Photo Contest


Are you an avid shutterbug? Enter our photo contest, now in its 9th year! Our photo entries are all installed in a photo exhibit grouped by category, and judged by a panel of judges. Click the links below for 2018 information and application form. 

2018 Photo Information
Application Form

Important Dates: 
Photo Entry Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2018
Exhibit Opening to Public: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Awards/Artist Reception: Thursday, November 29,2018