Museum Events

NEWS! SUMMER 2017

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Leddy Taylor Bragg in Concert!

7pm, $10/person

Leddy Taylor Bragg

Held in the Brock Memorial Auditorium at the Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum, the Leddy Bragg Concert is bound to be an unforgettable one! Leddy is just 14 but she can belt out the tunes like a PRO! Come to the Concert so someday you’ll be able to say, “I saw Leddy when she was just starting out” you’ll be really glad you did! Click here for a sample video. And you can check out Leddy and her schedule on her new website, www.LeddyBragg.com.  Leddy is the winner of the 2016 RISING STAR OF THE YEAR AWARD by the Cowtown Society of Western Music. She has been nominated for a dozen or more awards since she began singing professionally in September 2013!

$10/person, ages 14 and under FREE. Purchase tickets @ the Door, Gene Autry, OK Museum, 47 Prairie Street, Gene Autry, OK 73436 For more information contact Leslei Fisher, 580-294-3335, 580–568–3339, geneaturyoklahomamuseum@gmail.com

 

 

A Little Farther West Concert,

July 22, 2017, 7pm

Celebrating the National

Day of the Cowboy

www.ndoc.com
National Day of the Cowboy Official Event

 

 

 

Robert Maxwell Case & Susie Case — A Little Farther West

$10/person, ages 14 and under FREE. Purchase tickets @ the Door, Gene Autry, OK Museum, 47 Prairie Street, Gene Autry, OK 73436 For more information contact Leslei Fisher, 580-294-3335, 580–568–3339, geneaturyoklahomamuseum@gmail.com

Robert Maxwell Case and wife Susie make up this joyful duo! Robert has been a modern journeyman solo entertainer all of his working life. He has appeared as the opening act in concert with dozens of headline acts, including Marty Robbins, Riders In The Sky, and Asleep At The Wheel. Robert met his wife Susie during his ten years performing in Branson, MO.

In 2014 Susie Case began playing keyboard behind Robert’s guitar and vocals and the duo of A Little Farther West was born. Her fingers fly on the keyboard enhancing the melody as she provides back up vocals as well. Full of energy with a ready smile Susie is a real asset!

National Day of the Cowboy Official EventA Little Farther West has appeared as opening act in concert with Michael Martin Murphey and has performed frequently at the Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum in the Ardmore, OK area. This band is based in the Tulsa, OK metro. The group is very active in the Oklahoma chapter of the national Western Music Association.

 

 

The Sutton Family Band,

Gospel & Bluegrass Concert
August 26, 2017, 7pm

Joe Morrow, Layne & Larry Sutton Bluegrass Performers

$10/person, ages 14 and under FREE. Purchase tickets @ the Door, Gene Autry, OK Museum, 47 Prairie Street, Gene Autry, OK 73436 For more information contact Leslei Fisher, 580-294-3335, 580–568–3339, geneaturyoklahomamuseum@gmail.com

Larry and Layne Sutton make up the Sutton Family Band. When they married in November of 1988, Layne was already singing in the church choir and Larry soon followed picking out het favorite songs on his guitar. Together they have performed for weddings and other celebrations as well as many venues in North Texas. The Suttons have been very involved in establishing several cowboy church’s throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

 

Joe Morrow, the third member of the band adds the sound of banjo strumming to Larry and Layne’s harmonies. A musician since childhood, Joe has played for many churches, at dozens of Festivals. He is a former member of the Lost River Bluegrass Band, Blue Valley, and Midnight Train bands. An active member of SW Bluegrass Club since 1995 Joe continues his training across several instruments.

 

 

Gene Autry’s Annual Birthday Party
September 30, 2017
10am to 4pm

Celebrating Gene Autry’s 110th Birthday (September 29, 2017) this annual Birthday Party has something for everyone! Who doesn’t LOVE Ice Cream? See and Hear all our regional bands and VOTE for the Winners. Learn a bit about Gene Autry and the other Cowboys in Film and Television and see how the influence us today! Bounce House and MORE!  Tickets to sample ice cream $3. Tickets to Vote on Battle of the Band $1 per vote!

Ice Cream Freeze OFF:

Enter the Homemade Ice Cream FREEZE OFF! Just $10 per team! Make your very best ice cream and win the Pot! Download your entry form here.

Battle of the Bands:

Enter the Battle of the Bands! Just $25 per band ($15 for soloists) Come prove your band is the Very Best in Southern Oklahoma and North Texas! Download your entry form here.

To enter either or for additional information, contact Leslei Fisher, 580-294-3335, 580–568–3339, geneaturyoklahomamuseum@gmail.com

SAVE the DATE! May 4, 5, 6, 2018

2nd Annual Cowboy Way MayFest!

 

 

WINTER/SPRING 2017

May 5, 6, & 7, 2017 was the first annual Cowboy Way Fest!

Nate Owens Art w/Cowboy Way Fest Logo
Nate Owens Art w/Cowboy Way Fest Logo

Music, Poetry, Performers, Celebrities, Vendors, and Food! So much to see and do. To see our line up go to our HOME Page Tab. The Schedule of Performers/Events for the Fest will be available here April 1, 2017. For more information or with questions, contact Leslei Fisher, 580-768-5559. (click on the “COWBOY WAY FEST” tab or “Home” above)

 Saturday, March 11, 2017 The Hanson Family in Concert! BACK AGAIN!

email geneautryoklahomamuseum@gmail.com for more info
Hanson Family in Concert March 11, 2017

The Hanson Family of Veneta, Oregon
“Western Swing — Blazing Harmony”
This family trio are World-Class Award-Winners and it is our honor and privilege to bring them BACK to our Museum!
Concert to be held in the Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum Jimmy & Jane Brock Memorial Auditorium
$10 per person, tickets at the door, Under 10 FREE Admission

 

Saturday, April 15, 2017 The Okie Dokies perform a Tax Day Concert!

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The Okie Dokies in Concert April 15, 2017 7pm

Local Talent Brent Krueger, Justin Emmerson, & Lindsay Briscoe play a variety sure to please everyone in the family! And after stewing over your tax returns, you deserve an evening of fun and frolic. So sit back and enjoy Merle Haggard to Tom Petty, Johnny Cash to Lynard Skynard and more!

$10 per person, tickets at the door, Under 14 FREE Admission

 

 

Saturday, June 17, 2017 Leddy Bragg & Friends Father’s Day Concert!

Rising Star Leddy Taylor Bragg belts it!
more info to come soon! check back!

$10 per person, tickets at the door, Under 10 FREE Admission

Past Events 2016

WINTER 2016/2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017 Flapjack Fundraiser
@ Applebee’s Restaurant in Ardmore, OK
(Exit 31A off I-35) 8am to 10am

Flapjack Fundraiser @ Applebee's, Ardmore, OK Saturday, March 4, 2017, 8am-10am
Flapjack Fundraiser @ Applebee’s, Ardmore, OK Saturday, March 4, 2017, 8am-10am

$7 per person. Purchase tickets in advance–call 580 768 5559 or 580 294 3335 OR email geneautryoklahomamuseum@gmail.com

ONLY 300 tickets available!
Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser

 

 

February Traveling Art Show: The Art of Donnie & Ernie Poindexter

Donnie Poindexter works in a multitude of mediums especially pen and ink. Ernie works magical boxes out of wood. Come see these amazingly talented brothers!

Saturday, February 11, 2017 Family Valentine’s Dinner & Concert

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Simple Gifts Concert & Valentine’s Dinner 2017

Dinner starts serving @ 5:00pm @ the Johnston Senior Center, Gene Autry, OK (next door to the Gene Autry OK Museum)
Concert starts promptly @ 7:30pm
In the Jimmy & Jane Brock Memorial Auditorium@ the Gene Autry OK Museum

The Award Winning Simple Gifts Band (The Sawyer Family featuring Leah & David Sawyer) from North Texas performing Classic Western, Western Swing, Gospel on Fiddle, Bass & Guitar with rip roaring vocals! Something for everyone to love!

Tickets @ The Door $35/Couple,  $55/Family (2 Adults, 2 kids), Additional Kids (6 to 16) $10 each ($5 if not eating). Under 8 FREE!

 

January Traveling Art Show: Artists of the Arbuckles Gallery
featuring artists Jim Weaver (leatherwork), Tommye Wilhite (pastels), and Charlene Hill (acrylic). All items are available for purchase.

Saturday, January 28, 2017
Billy Hogue in Concert!

7pm $10 per person, 14 & under FREE

Join us for classic country, rockin’ country and some of Billy’s own original work he calls “Bluesy Country”, a mellow night to unwind!

 

 

SUMMER/FALL 2016

Sunday September 25, 2016

Gene Autry 109th Birthday Party!
Gene Autry 109th Birthday Party!

Gene Autry Birthday Celebration! 
Noon to 5pm $5 for food

Fish Fry Fundraiser, Birthday Cake, and more! Music, of course, and Poetry provided by the Western Music Association State of Oklahoma Chapter: Steeldust featuring the Poindexter Brothers, Ron Secoy, Scott & Leigh Ann Matthews, Ken Howry, Francine Roark Robison, Don Williams and A Little Farther West. Stay tuned here to find out more!

Gene Auction! A Live Auction Fundraiser
1pm until finished

Now accepting donated items to sell at a Live Auction! Farm Implements, Tools, Furniture, Decor items, Toys, Fashion Accessories. Items must be in good to excellent condition. Drop off at the Museum or text 580-768-5559 to arrange pick up. Funds will go to general operations for the Museum. Any additional funds will go towards a new roof. Please, NO Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, Freezers, Guns, Computers.

Click here to buy Raffle Tickets!

RAFFLE! Handmade Quilt by Linda Long
RAFFLE! Handmade Quilt by Linda Long

CONGRATULATIONS TO OPAL BEAUCHAMP OF Azle, Texas, winner of the beautiful Dreamcatcher Quilt! December 3, 2016

WIN “Dreamcatcher” Quilt by Linda Long, valued at $1,500! All Handmade! Original Design
Drawing December 3, 2016! $1 per Ticket or 6 for $5 purchase online or at the Museum

Proceeds are for the General Operation of the Museum as well as a New Flat Roof for our 1938 WPA Building. The Building that houses the Museum was the former Berwyn Schoolhouse from 1938 to 1988.

Learn more about Linda Long and her quilts on her Facebook page, Wackadoodle Quilts by Linda Long

Visit our Facebook Page Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum to see a video of her quilt exhibit housed at the Museum from July 28 through August 21, 2016!

Thursday, July 27 to Sunday, August 7, 2016

3 Artisans Traveling Exhibit Show
Thursdays–Saturdays 10am–5pm, Sundays Noon–5pm or By Appointment (580) 768–5559
Admission By Donation

EXTENDED THROUGH AUGUST 21st!!!

July 20 through August 7, 2016 the Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum will host three traveling exhibits:
• Master Leatherworks from the private collection of Jim Linnell, Marketing Director at Tandy Leather, Ft. Worth,
• Metal Sculptures by Deb Pearce, award winning metal artist of Spooner, WI  https://www.facebook.com/GeneAutryOKMuseum/videos/1330023063694854/
• Kaleidoscope Quilts of Linda Long, hand-quilting artist from Brock, OK  https://www.facebook.com/GeneAutryOKMuseum/videos/1329266563770504/
These three artists will be available on Saturday, July 30 to meet with the public. Deb Pearce will also be available July 28 through August 2, 10am to 5pm by appointment. (The Museum is open Monday-Wednesday by appointment only.) See our Press Release for more information!

 

Saturday July 30, 2016

Dallas Gene Autry Fan Club ROAD TRIP to the Museum!
9:30am to 6pm     Admission By Donation*2016-07-30 Road Trip-Back v2RoadTrip V3

9:30am Unveiling of Deb Pearce Sculpture & Tom Hottel Sign

10am Music by A Little Farther West (Susie & Robert M. Case)

11:30am Lunch $8 per person, call 580-294-3335 or email geneautryoklahomamuseum@gmail.com to reserve your lunch. Choose BBQ Sandwich & Fries OR Taco Salad.

11:30am Music Jam featuring Gary Pratt, Billy Holcomb, Janet McBride, Mike Shirley & may be more! Pass the Hat donations for our performers, so bring some cash!

3pm Gene Autry Feature Film: Silver Canyon and Interview of Gene Autry & Pat Buttram
Both shown courtesy of the Autry Qualified Interest Trust and Autry Entertainment, Flying A Productions.

NOTE: IF Les Gilliam can come play, movie will begin at 4pm, keep your fingers crossed!

* It is the policy of the Gene Autry Historical Society to be open to anyone whether they can afford to pay or not, therefore there are no admission fees to the Museum. Donations by check, credit card, and cash are greatly appreciated, it’s what keeps us open and going! Thank you so much for your very generous support!

 

July 16, 2016

FREE Family Movie NightFreeFamilyMovieNight
6pm FREE Admission

Join us as we watch one Gene Autry TV Show followed by one Gene Autry Feature Film. FREE Popcorn and Water, too. Sodas $1 This month’s TV Episode 8 “Doublecross Valley” is, courtesy of Autry Entertaiment & Flying A Productions, Inc. And the Feature Film for July is “Gaucho Serenade”, 1940, courtesy of the Autry Qualified Interest Trust.

August 2016

Watch here for more information on our next Concert!

Saturday, May 21, 2016:

FreeFamilyMovieNight FREE Family Movie Night
in the Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum Auditorium
Showing Episode 6: The Double Switch of the Gene Autry TV Show shown courtesy of and with our gratitude to Flying A Pictures, Inc. followed by a Gene Autry Feature Film: In Old Monterey shown courtesy of and with our gratitude to the Autry Qualified Interest Trust and The Autry Foundation.

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4pm to 7pm
Fish Fry & Raffle Fundraiser
for the Gene Autry Volunteer Fire Department supported by the entire community including the Town of Gene Autry and the Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum. Featuring Johnny Diamond and Friends bluegrass band. Raffle features $500 Jerry’s Gun Shop Certificate.

 

Saturday, May 7, 2016 GarageYardSaleFundraiser-Satsm

Garage Sale/Fundraiser Benefitting the Museum

423 B Street SW, Ardmore, OK 73401

7am to 7pm Saturday ONLY

Lots of household items, furniture and more! You’ll have to drop by to see what all we have!

 

 

2016 Poker Run Flier (1)Saturday, April 9, 2016:
Lions Club Run For Sight Poker Run Stop

The Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum is delighted to be a stop on the Ardmore Lions Club “Ride for Sight” Poker Run! We’ll have ice cold water, travel packets, and provide guided tours to Riders who want to see the Museum! Welcome, Thanks for participating in this Great Cause, and Good Luck!

 

 

SaturFreeFamilyMovieNightday, April 16, 2016:
FREE Family Movie Night
in the Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum Auditorium
Showing Episode 5: The Star Toter of the Gene Autry TV Show shown courtesy of and with our gratitude to Flying A Pictures, Inc. followed by a Gene Autry Feature Film: Public Cowboy #1 shown courtesy of and with our gratitude to the Autry Qualified Interest Trust and The Autry Foundation.

CuttingSaturday, April 23, 2016:Piecing
Sit ‘N Sew — local quilters and seamstresses work on their own projects, share tips and ideas and help beginners interested in learning to quilt
Open to the Public, $5 per person–bring your own lunch OR $15 and we’ll provide lunch, reservations required, call 580-768-5559

Thursday, March 10, 2016 7:30pmTHREESHOPPP
The Hanson Family of Veneta, Oregon
Western Swing — Blazing Harmony
This family trio are World-Class, Award-Winners and it is our honor and privilege to bring them to our Museum!
in the Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum Auditorium
$10 per person, tickets at the door
(Under 10 FREE Admission)

 

FreeFamilyMovieNightSaturday, March 19, 2016:
FREE Family Movie Night
in the Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum Auditorium
Showing Episode 4: The Doodle Bug of the Gene Autry TV Show shown courtesy of and with our gratitude to Flying A Pictures, Inc. followed by a Gene Autry Feature Film: The Sage Brush Troubadour shown courtesy of and with our gratitude to the Autry Qualified Interest Trust and The Autry Foundation.

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