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Mayborn Museum hosts events for Chisholm Trail's 150th anniversary

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For the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, the Mayborn Museum Complex will be offering events throughout the year in commemoration of the historic event.

The following is from a press release from the Mayborn Museum:

Tales and Trails on the Brazos

Thursday, March 16, 2017

4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

At the Governor Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village, visitors can help celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail. Performances by a trick roper and a country fiddler will welcome guests as they enjoy activities representing life on the trail.  Barbeque from Vitek’s will be available for purchase.  Other activities include:

•             Stories from the Trail

•             Pony Rides

•             Candle Making

•             Kerchief Embroidery

•             Trail Toys

•             Family Photo-Op

•             Hay Bale Roping

•             Blacksmithing Demonstrations

•             Woodcarving Demonstrations

Chisholm Trail Anniversary Spring Lecture Series

The Wired, Wired West: How Barbed Wire Ended the Chisholm Trail 

Friday, March 17, 2017


11:00 am

Presented by Stephen Sloan, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the Institute of Oral History at Baylor University

*Light refreshments will be offered prior to the lecture.

The History, the Land, and the Law on the Chisholm Trail

Monday, April 10, 2017

Lecture & Luncheon:     

11:00 am

Presented by Parnell McNamara, Sheriff of McLennan County, former U.S. Marshal

Join Sheriff McNamara immediately following the lecture for lunch. Luncheon reservations are $20 per person and must be reserved in advance. Guests may purchase a table of eight for $200 and will receive preferred seating at the lecture and the luncheon, a photo opportunity with the Sheriff, and a commemorative gift.

Luncheon reservations will open March 10th.  Limited seating is available.  Reservations may be made no later than April 5th at 12:00 noon online at or by contacting Misty Thornton at or 254-710-1180.  For more information, contact Cindee Millard at or 254-710-1733.

Cattle Drive GPS: Geology Plus Springs – How Geology Brought the Trail to Central Texas

Thursday, May 4, 2017


11:00 am

Presented by Joe Yelderman, PhD, Geosciences Professor and Director for The Institute of Ecological, Earth, and Environmental Sciences at Baylor University

*Light refreshments will be offered prior to the lecture.

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