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News Archive: 2013

Autry 25th Anniversary

Day of the Cowboy and Cowgirl
At the Autry National Center

Posted July 19, 2013

The Autry National Center is once again celebrating the Western way of life with their annual Day of the Cowboy and Cowgirl on Saturday, July 27th. Dust off your trail duds, bring all your kin, and come on down to the Autry for a daylong festival celebrating the Wild West!

The day's activities and events at the Autry Museum begin at 10:00 am and go throughout the day until 5:00 pm.

Plus, see a cowboy-themed Gene Autry Double Feature: The Singing Cowboy (1936) and Loaded Pistols (1949) in the Wells Fargo Theater.

And be sure to see the Autry Museum’s Honorary Chairman George Gamble and the opening of the Autry’s inaugural exhibition in the new Gamble Firearms Gallery, Western Frontiers: Stories of Fact and Fiction. This new exhibition illuminates the sweep of American Western history through some of the finest firearms ever brought together in the United States in terms of their historic value, provenance, and pure beauty. From the Colt and Winchester firearms Teddy Roosevelt used in the West, to Gettysburg hero General George Meade’s silver- and gold-plated Remington revolver, to the Smith & Wesson revolver presented by the company to President Ulysses S. Grant, this evolving display reflects the multiplicity of real and imagined stories that lie behind the people who owned these guns.

Read more about the Autry Museum’s Day of the Cowboy and Cowgirl event on their website here. Museum members get in free and receive discounts on food and store purchase. Learn how to become a member of the Autry Museum here.

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