To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, Symphony in the Flint Hills partnered with Flint Hills Design and Lost Trail Soda to create “The Chisholm Trail: Driving the American West” traveling exhibit. This original exhibit invites visitors of all ages to explore the Chisholm Trail from its inception in the 1860s to today. Exhibit highlights include an interactive musical exploration of the scores of verses to the cowboy song, “The Old Chisholm Trail,” video and audio clips of movies and songs that reference the Chisholm Trail, and several artistically rendered, life-size longhorn cattle.
The Chisholm Trail fundamentally changed the American West. From the birth of the cowboy as icon to the revival of the cattle industry, the Old Chisholm Trail helped shape our popular culture by altering how we thought of the American West and the individuals who lived there.
Don’t miss your chance to see this traveling exhibit:
March 9 – May 2: Wichita-Sedgwick Co. Historical Museum, Wichita
May 4 – June 27: Caldwell Opera House, Caldwell
August 24 – Oct. 17: Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, Abilene
Dec. 14 – April 3, 2018: Kauffman Museum, Newton
Sept. 20 – Nov. 13, 2018: Boot Hill Museum, Dodge City
Learn more about the exhibit.