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It Is Tough to Fill the Boots of a Cowboy, But You Should Give it a Shot This National Holiday

Through the preservation of the art, history, and culture of the American West, the Briscoe Western Art Museum inspires and educates the public with engaging exhibitions, educational programs, and public events reflective of the region’s rich traditions and shared heritage. This month, we have something special in store—National Day of The Cowboy!

The Briscoe Western Art Museum celebrates National Day of the Cowboy this year with a free community event for all ages. Highlights include live music, crafts for kids and kids at heart, Cowpoke games, museum tours, food truck grub, and more!

National Day of the Cowboy is observed annually in July. The era began after the Civil War in the heart of Texas. Cattle were herded long before this time, but in Texas, they grew wild and unchecked. As the country expanded, the demand for beef in the northern territories and states increased. With nearly 5 million head of cattle, cowboys moved the herds on long drives to where the profits were.

According to the National Day of the Cowboy Organization, this day “…is a day set aside to celebrate the contributions of the Cowboy and Cowgirl to America’s culture and heritage.” The NDOC continuously pursues national recognition of National Day of the Cowboy. Currently, 11 states recognize this day. The first celebration was in 2005.

The Briscoe Western Art Museum’s highly-anticipated is suitable for all ages and admission is free. So, mosey on down with your family and friends!

Hoping to break the monotony of the daily grind? If you are looking to shake up your daily routine, Westmount at Three Fountains Apartments in San Antonio, Texas urges you to check out this community event!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, July 27, 2019—12:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Briscoe Western Art Museum
210 West Market Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205

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