Upcoming Events

Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live!

September 23, 2017

10am-5pm

Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live is an annual event where you can print out or present a ticket from the Smithsonian Magazine's website and get free admission into participating museums. The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame have been willing participants for multiple years.

The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people.

To get a ticket or see participating museums in your area, visit the Smithsonian Magazine's website.

 

Classic Film Series

Sunday, September 24, 2017

2pm

Boom Town (1940)

Two buddies who rise from fly-by-night wildcatters to oil tycoons over a twenty year period both love the same woman.

 

Southwest Symphony Prelude Event

Friday, September 29, 2017

6-8pm

Join Southwest Symphony on Friday, September 29, from 6-8pm for a prelude event to kick off their 2017-2018 season. Musicians and members of the Symphony as well as the conductor, Dr. Mark Jelinek will add shoes and stories to the current Walk a Mile exhibition of shoes worn by famous New Mexicans. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Classic Film Series

Sunday, October 1, 2017

2pm

Giant (1956)

Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

 

Classic Film Series

Sunday, October 8, 2017

2pm

Tulsa (1949)

What starts out as revenge turns into an obsession for wealth and power in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the start of the oil boom.

 

Classic Film Series

Sunday, October 15, 2017

2pm

Hellfighters (1968)

The story of macho oil well firefighters and their wives.

 

Classic Film Series

Sunday, October 22, 2017

2pm

The Wages of Fear (1953)

In a decrepit South American village, four men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.

 

Family Fun Day

October 28, 2017

10am-5pm

Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), is a traditional Mexican Holiday. October 31, the official date,
coincides with "All Saints Day" and is a time to honor ones deceased loved ones. On Saturday, October 28, Families will learn about the cultural significance of this tradition, which has become increasingly popular throughout the country. Craft stations include sugar skull decorating; paper flower construction; face painting; and the 2016 animated film Day of the Dead.

 

Classic Film Series

Sunday, October 29, 2017

2pm

Local Hero (1983)

An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.

 

Classic Film Series

Sunday, November 5, 2017

2pm

Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995)

The setting is early America during the oil boom. An elderly, down on his luck 'oil man', Mr. Cox finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he convinces himself and local Don Day that there is oil on Day's land. The financially strapped Day puts everything into finding oil...but at what cost?

 

Classic Film Series

Sunday, November 12, 2017

2pm

There Will be Blood (2007)

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

 

Family Fun Day

December 9, 2017

10am-5pm

Christmas Crafting. There is nothing better than handmade crafts to make the holiday special. The Museum provides all of the materials needed to make a beautiful ornament or Christmas card. There is a cookie decorating corner and a "Letters to Santa" writing centerwith a giant mailbox. Christmas Carolers provide entertainment, and families can finish their day viewing a Classic Christmas film in our theater.

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