The Chisholm Trail, celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2017, played a significant role in creating towns in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas after the Civil War.
Many believe that without the cattle drive, Wichita might not have developed into the thriving city it is today. 2017 brings many fun opportunities to learn about the trail and its significance to Wichita. Cowboy music, Chisholm Trail Camp-ins, book club readings, or even drinking a sarsaparilla with a cowboy in the saloon at Cowtown, are all ways you can celebrate this big milestone in Wichita, Kansas. Come celebrate “The Year of the Chisholm Trail” in Wichita!
To learn more about the Chisholm Trail, read information from the Kansas Historical Society here or visit the Wichita/Sedgwick County Historical Museum and Old Cowtown Museum to experience the history come to life.
Celebrate in and near Wichita with the following events and activities:
The History of Jesse Chisholm - Jan. 26th - Dec. 30th
The Vanishing Cowboy - Jun. 2nd - 10th
History & Mysteries of Highland & Maple Grove Cemeteries Tour - Jun. 24th
National Day of the Gunfighter - Jul. 22nd
National Day of the Cowboy – Jul. 22
Cowboy Art – Aug. 5-19
Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive – Sept. 12-23
Delano Fall Fair - Oct. 6-8
Christmas on the Prairie – Nov. 25-Dec. 30
Driving the American West – Dec. 14, 2017 -Apr. 3, 2018