Mayborn Museum

Chisholm Trail Anniversary Events

Chisholm Trail 150th anniversary

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail. From 1867 to 1884, millions of head of cattle were driven northward from Texas to the railheads in Kansas in the largest man made migration of animals in history. Museums and historical centers in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas are having events honoring the anniversary of the last trail of its kind and end of the old cowboy lifestyle.

The Mayborn Museum is offering events throughout this anniversary year in commemoration of the Chisholm Trail including:

Chisholm Trail Anniversary Lecture Series

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


11:00 am
Thursday, May 4, 2017
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

All events and lectures are included in the price of admission. Museum members and Baylor University students receive free admission.

Historic Waco Foundation and the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame are also hosting activities related to the anniversary. Check out their websites for more information.