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Celebrating 150 Years of the Chisholm Trail With The Hide & Horn Exhibition At The Sid Richardson Museum

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The Sid Richardson Museum of Fort Worth, Texas is located in historic Sundance Square and features special as well as permanent exhibits of painted works by William R. Leigh, Peter Moran, Oscar E. Berninghaus, and Charles F. Browne, in addition to some late 19th-century art pieces focusing on the American West. Named for late oilman and philanthropist, Sid Williams Richardson, the art which is featured in the museum reflects the reality of the American West, most of which were acquired by its namesake from 1942 until his death in 1959.

Celebrating 150 Years of the Chisholm Trail With The Hide & Horn Exhibition At The Sid Richardson Museum

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Opened in 1982, and subsequently re-opened in 2006 in a newer structure, the works of Edwin W. Deming, William Gilbert Gaul, Peter Hurd, Charles Schreyvogel, and Frank Tenney Johnson are also housed in this replica building designed after an 1895 facility which is located in downtown Fort Worth amongst an area of restored buildings from the same time period. Offering tours and a number of educational programs for all ages, the museum is also showing a popular Chisholm Trail-era exhibition called Hide & Horn, featuring rarely-seen paintings from the museum’s private collection as well as on loan from a similar private collection and the Rees-Jones Collection, in honor of the Trail’s sesquicentennial.

Celebrating 150 Years of the Chisholm Trail With The Hide & Horn Exhibition At The Sid Richardson Museum

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Featuring collectors’ items of and around the greatest migration of livestock in history, the Hide & Horn exhibition displays include an 1873 trail map and guidebook for drovers as well as literature of the day including details of the cattle industry and the Texas Longhorn cattle breed during that time period. Showing concurrently with the Legacy exhibit (a collection of works by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, and a number of their colleagues), the exhibits highlight the 19th century American West and will be on display until August 27 of this year. The museum has also established an adult tour guided by a museum staff member, entitled Life Along the Trail, which explores what life for those moving West would have been like at that time. Offered weekday afternoons throughout the year, visitors are asked to submit their requests directly to the Sid Richardson Museum at the link provided here to schedule one of these tours for a group of ten to fifty adults.

Celebrating 150 Years of the Chisholm Trail With The Hide & Horn Exhibition At The Sid Richardson Museum

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Admission is free at the Sid Richardson Museum, and in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, there are so many reasons you should find yourself lucky enough to tour this facility and witness the great works of art that were developed both in paint form and in bronze, depicting life in the time of the great cattle drives. Hide & Horn and the Legacy exhibit details and museum guides can be obtained through the Sid Richardson Museum website together with hours of operation and answers to frequently asked questions.