BUTLER LONGHORN MUSEUM – WILD WEST SHOW: A TEXAS GATHERING
Come by the Butler Longhorn Museum for a fun day for the whole family. Our Wild West Show: A Texas Gathering will be held on May 22, 2010 from 11am to 5pm.
Outside activities will include: Entertainment from the Houston Livestock and Rodeo - dancers, singers, melodrama, gunslingers, rodeo clowns, small animals such as ferrets, rabbits, pygmy goat. Longhorns in a holding chute so that the public can touch and brush the animals. Educational blasts of history of the longhorn cattle and the importance of safe and efficient livestock production. Plenty of games and crafts for the little ones. A BBQ Dinner will be offered with refreshments. Poster
Inside we will have an art exhibit and art sales. The purchase of these museum quality art and sculptures assists with the costs of exhibit development. We will also be holding a silent auction with valuable items donated by our contributors.
The Butler Longhorn Museum is a unique cultural heritage destination in League City, Texas just 20 miles southeast of Houston and minutes from NASA. League City is a community that developed around the Butler Ranch and Cattle Station and is the birthplace of the Butler Longhorn Bloodline. Purchased by the City of League City in 2002 with a $400,000 grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the former home of local banker Walter Hall has been transformed into a state of the art museum dedicated to telling the story of local resident Milby Butler and his role in saving Texas Longhorns from extinction.
Located on ten acres on the northern edge of the city’s historic district in Heritage Park, the museum is an 8,000 square foot, three-story, ADA-compliant structure that houses unique artifacts, art and science exhibits, a meeting room, gift shop and office space for the director.
After your tour of the Museum, take a leisurely stroll through the park, enjoy the gazebo and flower gardens, or walk out to the deck on the fishing pond for a little bird watching. Visit the Sebastian Ghirardi Italian immigrant homestead or just relax under a shade tree.