In one of the most significant events in the world of fine art, the Museum hosts the Opening Weekend events and sale for two outstanding exhibitions. Museum is admission-free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers. Enjoy cocktails with more than 100 of the nation’s finest artists, including many from the prestigious Prix de West.
TCAA showcases the best of saddlemaking, bit and spur making, silversmithing, and rawhide braiding, while CAA features art celebrating the West through painting, drawing, and sculpture. Wednesdays, August 2 – November 15 p.m., Dub & Mozelle Richardson Theater. Click here for times and showings: https://nationalcowboymuseum.org/movies Rodeo Hall of Fame Weekend A major undertaking of the Rodeo Historical Society, the annual Rodeo Hall of Fame Weekend celebrates the accomplishments of Rodeo Hall of Fame inductees and the Ben Johnson Memorial Award and Tad Lucas Memorial Award recipients. Door prizes, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live music paired with beautiful works of art make for a truly special evening.
Traditionally, Cowboy fans stand and clap to the beat of the song as played by Wyoming's Western Thunder Marching Band.
The version of the song appropriated by Wyoming was written by Francis Edwin Stroup (1909–2010) Stroup had been an Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education for Men at Wyoming until August 31, 1950.
He also had composed the fight song for his alma mater, the University of North Texas in 1939, ten years after graduating.