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Chisholm Trail Conference

(with Zoom option)

Friday, October 14, 2022
(all times are Central Time)


National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73111
With registration you will also receive a link that will allow you to view the Conference at a later date.
10 a.m.

Optional pre-conference tour – First Americans Museum, 659 First Americans Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK

11:45 a.m.

Welcome and Call to Order – Dennis Katzenmeier, President

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St., OKC

12 noon Kickoff Informal Luncheon

Greetings – Trait Thompson, Executive Director, Oklahoma Historical Society
Chisholm Trail Champion awards

1 p.m. Annual Meeting/Business Session

Greetings from Chisholm Trail Historical Preservation Society – Doug Sauter
Chisholm and Western Trail Designation Legislative Committee report
Western Cattle Trail Association report – Michael R. Grauer
Chisholm Trail Ellsworth Cutoff 150 th Celebration
Using Partnerships and Historic Trails to benefit your community

2:30 p.m. Break

3 p.m.

Congressman Frank Lucas (invited) – Chisholm Trail Champion award

3:15 p.m.

Montford: The Chickasaw Rancher – Jeannie Barbour - The story of an award-winning movie based on the true story of a Native American rancher (Montford Johnson) who knew Jesse Chisholm and raised cattle along the Chisholm Trail

3:45 p.m.

The Chisholm Trail legacy continues: Modern-day artisans who produce authentic cowboy gear
Panel - John David Rule (saddlemaker); Lisa Sorrell (bootmaker); Shorty Koger (hatmaker); John
David Israel (spurmaker, Kiowa); Jay Adcock (braider)

4:30 p.m.

Evening social and guided tour – National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

6 p.m. Adjourn

6:30 p.m.

Optional no-host supper – McClintock Saloon & Chop House, 2227 Exchange Avenue, historic Stockyards City district, Oklahoma City

Saturday, October 15 –

All are invited to attend Yukon’s 30th Annual Chisholm Trail Festival at Mollie Spencer Farm, 1001 Garth Brooks Boulevard, Yukon, OK – 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Featuring live entertainment all day long, plus interactive living history portrayed by the Indian Territory Regulators, Oklahoma Selfbow Society, artisan blacksmiths from the Saltfork Craftsmen, and the old Settlers
Camp. Admission is free!

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