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

Stilettos to Stetsons: Women on the Trail

11:00 am
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Janice Grelle, female cattle rancher, details the true story of how a British schoolteacher became a Texas cattle rancher and how women navigated the cattle drives on the Chisholm Trail.

Cowboys, Cattle & Culture of the Chisholm Trail

11:00 am
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Distinguished public speaker, Doug Harman, discusses the cowboys who blazed the Chisholm Trail, the cattle they diligently herded, and the culture that embalmed their journey.

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