2019 Calendar & Events

May 18 - September 2:
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, May 18 (Armed Forces Day) until Labor Day, September 2, 2019.  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 card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.

June 4 - August 30:
Guided Tours at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm

Guided tours at 10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm are part of your paid admission (Tuesday through 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.) All ages and group sizes are welcome for these summertime tours!

June 11 - August 30:
Living History Dayz

Step back in time and learn about life on the Houston farm.  Join museum staff on the museum grounds from 9:00 am  to 1:00 pm Tuesday through Friday for this program.

June 11 - September 5:
Grand Canyon Photographs: Celebrating the Centennial 1919-2019

Exhibit Gallery, Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Grand Canyon National Park in 1919, American photographer Mark Burns has created an extraordinary exhibit of photography.  We are pleased to collaborate with SHSU's Center for Law, Engagement, and Politics to bring this exhibit that includes not only black and white photographs but everything from traditional to conceptual images and color landscapes of the Grand Canyon taken between 2011 and 2018.

August 10: Spinning & Weaving Demonstration

9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bear Bend Cabin - Museum Grounds

August 17: Kick Wheel Pottery Demonstration

10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Raven's Pottery Shed

August 24: Spinning & Weaving Demonstration

9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bear Bend Cabin - Museum Grounds