June 5 Family Friday

Lonesome Dove

Cowboy up and join the Museum of the Southwest and Midland County Public Libraries as we explore the West and the artwork of Lonesome Dove. You are welcome to participate in the activities below at your own pace and in any order.  Click through all of the slides for each activity to take you through your adventures as a cowboy or cowgirl in West Texas. 

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Activity One: 

Living Room Tents and Campfire Stories

Activity Two: 

Design a Brand

Activity Three: 

Paper Cowboys and Cowgirls

Activity Four: 

Capture Your Image

Activity Five: 

Explore Your Public Library

Parents' section

Have you enjoyed exploring the West with your kids?  Join the Museum of the Southwest and Midland County Public Libraries for more fun just for the grownups or for the whole family.

Visit the Exhibition: Lonesome Dove is on view at the Museum of the Southwest from June through September 2020. Enjoy free admission to the exhibition with your library card.  Please visit museumsw.org for opening information and Museum hours.

Read or watch Lonesome Dove:  Check out the book or the mini series from the library, purchase them online, download to your tablet, or stream through your favorite provider.

The Lonesome Dove exhibition is generously supported by our Platinum Sponsor Rosalind Redfern Grover; Gold Sponsors Kay B. Bird, Nancy Gibson and The Piedra Companies; and Silver Sponsor EOG Resources, Inc. We are also grateful to the Rea Charitable Trust, which provides annual exhibition funding to the Museum of the Southwest. This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.




Most tours and programs take place during the hours that the Museum is open to the public.  Please come by and visit us with your friends and family!


10:00 AM - 05:00 PM


02:00 PM - 05:00 PM


We are always happy to help in person or via email or phone.  To meet with our staff in person, please schedule an appointment during office hours.




09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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