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October 20 – 23, 2016

Little & Laura  East Meets West  Jim Dunham

Thursday, October 20

9:00 am – 8:00 pm: Museum open.

9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Passport to the West – School Program
Enjoy riveting performances of “From East to West” by Native Americans, Laura Alcorn and Little Big Mountain. View full encampments of Southern Plains Comanche and Eastern Woodland Indians and learn the differences between tribes. Discover what Native American life was like from both the male and female perspective. Additional demonstrations of pottery making, blacksmithing, spinning, chuck wagon cooking, flint knapping, bee keeping, and life at a trading post will fascinate students as they take this educational journey to the West. This program is appropriate for grades 2 – 12. Admission is $5 for students; $3 plus tax for adults; classroom teachers are free; includes Museum admission. Call 770-387-3849 to schedule your school group. The Passport to the West program is available for scheduling on Friday, October 21 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. To view and/or print the Passport to the West Student Field Trip Guide, click here.

4:30 pm: Gallery Walk and Exhibition Opening – Temporary Exhibition Gallery
Booth Museum Members and guests are invited to be among the first to view 65 Years of Chasing Sunlight: The Art of Merrill Mahaffey, featuring nearly 30 paintings highlighting the best of his work over the last 20 years. Known for his highly detailed paintings of rock formations, canyon walls and mines, Mahaffey says he is on a quest, “chasing the sunlight across the land trying to capture the exact luminosity that makes ordinary places magical.”

5:30 pm: 65 Years of Chasing Sunlight: The Art of Merrill Mahaffey Reception – Atrium
An exhibition opening reception will be held in the Museum’s Atrium. Meet Featured Artist Merrill Mahaffey. Refreshments will be served from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

7:00 pm: Featured Artist Evening Lecture with Merrill Mahaffey – Bergman Theatre
As an avid outdoorsman, Mahaffey has redefined the great western landscape with his brush. Booth Museum Members and guests are invited to hear Mahaffey discuss his career as an artist.

Friday, October 21

9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Museum open.

9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Passport to the West – School Program
Enjoy riveting performances of “From East to West” by Native Americans, Laura Alcorn and Little Big Mountain. View full encampments of Southern Plains Comanche and Eastern Woodland Indians and learn the differences between tribes. Discover what Native American life was like from both the male and female perspective. Additional demonstrations of pottery making, blacksmithing, spinning, chuck wagon cooking, flint knapping, bee keeping, and life at a trading post will fascinate students as they take this educational journey to the West. This program is appropriate for grades 2 – 12. Admission is $5 for students; $3 plus tax for adults; classroom teachers are free; includes Museum admission. Call 770-387-3849 to schedule your school group. To view and/or print the Passport to the West Student Field Trip Guide, click here.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Western Art History SymposiumBergman Theatre
A series of four lecture-style presentations lasting 45 minutes with time for questions and answers at the end and a break for lunch. The Western Art History Symposium is included with general admission to the Museum.

10:30 am: Edward S. Curtis: The Shadow Catcher
Christopher Cardozo is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading authority on Edward S. Curtis. He has collected Curtis’ artwork for four decades and has the worlds’ largest and most broad–ranging Curtis collection. Cardozo has created and curated one–person Curtis exhibitions that have been exhibited in major museums in more than 40 countries.
11:30 am: Pueblo Pottery Past and Present
Charles King, owner of King Galleries in Scottsdale, AZ, is an author, lecturer and expert on Southwestern Pueblo pottery. For more than 20 years King has represented work by Native potters focusing on quality and innovation.
12:30 pm: Lunch Break
Lunch buffet in the Booth Ballroom includes salad bar, spaghetti with meat sauce, bread sticks, corn dogs, assorted chips, cookies, chocolate cake, and sliced apples with caramel. Only $11.00 + tax.
2:00 pm: Bountiful Beauty: Basketry and Beadwork
William Faust, owner of Faust Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ has 30 plus years of experience in buying, selling, and appraising American Indian Art and Jewelry. His lectures are famous for their insight, knowledge, and highlighting the historic and current trends in American Indian Art.
3:00 pm: Words of Wisdom on Southwestern Weavings
Steve Getzwiller, owner of Nizhoni Ranch Gallery in Sonoita, AZ, is a connoisseur of fine Navajo weavings. Navajo weaving of today has become a fine art, and continues to evolve. Steve has witnessed many of these changes in recent years and works tirelessly to cultivate the continuation of this indigenous art form of the Southwest.

Saturday, October 22

9:00 am – 6:30 pm: Museum open.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Southeastern Cowboy FestivalMuseum Festival Grounds
Enjoy three stages of continuous entertainment including Western music, re-enactments of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, demonstrations of traditional Native American dancing, living history encampments of pioneer skills from bygone days, a Western marketplace, and fun and free children’s activities such as art projects, hay bale calf roping, chalk art, Western Town Bouncy House, and the Little Red Barn Petting Zoo featuring chickens, sheep, goats, ponies, cows, pigs, rabbits, and more! From 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, enjoy a Chalk Art Demonstration with students from Harrison and Kennesaw Mountain High Schools! Marketplace vendors will be selling Western art and collectibles, jewelry and clothing, food, pottery, and much more. And, don’t forget to stroll through the festival grounds and interact with Western entertainers and characters!

Entertainment Schedule:

Music Stage (Food Court)
10:00 am: Native American Flute – William Harjo
11:00 am: Folk & Family – Natalie Goodwin
Noon: Pickin’ Bluegrass/Folk/Country – Banjolicious
1:00 pm: All Star Western Band – Back In The Saddle
2:00 pm: Western Singer/Songwriter – Phil Helton
3:00 pm: All Star Western Band – Back In The Saddle
4:00 pm: Native American Flute – William Harjo

Wild West Stage (Festival Grounds)
10:00 am: The Reel West with Jim Dunham
10:30 am: East Meets West: Native American Life and Culture
11:30 am: Re-enactment: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Noon: Trick and Fancy Roping with Bruce Brannen
12:30 pm: Traditional Native American Dancing
1:30 pm: Re-enactment: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
2:00 pm: The Art of the Bullwhip with Potshot Parker
2:30 pm: The Reel West with Jim Dunham
3:00 pm: Trick and Fancy Roping with Bruce Brannen
3:30 pm: Re-enactment: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
4:00 pm: Traditional Native American Dancing

Children‘s Stage (Cowpoke Corner)
10:00 am: Jessica’s Wild West Magic Show
11:00 am: Refuse the Rat and Garbage Bag Puppet Show
12:00 pm: Mary Musgrove and James Oglethorpe Skit
12:30 pm: Wild West Bingo
1:00 pm: Refuse the Rat and Garbage Bag Puppet Show
2:00 pm: Mary Musgrove and James Oglethorpe Skit
3:00 pm: Jessica’s Wild West Magic Show
4:00 pm: Wild West Bingo
4:20 pm: Music Show with Peach Picker

7:00 pm: Cowboy Festival Concert with Featured Entertainer Marty HaggardGrand Theatre
With one of the most famous father’s in music, Marty Haggard shares the behind-the-scenes life of what it was like growing up with his world-famous dad, Merle Haggard. Only a handful of musicians have had an impact on the music industry as Merle, having influenced everything from bluegrass to rock ‘n roll prior to his passing in April 2016. With an intimate acoustic duo set, Marty’s remarkable similarity to his father’s voice will entertain audiences in a concert covering the lengthy career of The Hag. His love for his Dad and his music inspired him to begin a project which he titled A Tribute To Merle Haggard, “My Dad”. With two tribute CD’s under his belt (and another one in the works), Marty delivers the songs and stories about his legendary father’s music – as only a member of the family could! Tickets are $25 plus tax for Booth Museum Members and $30 plus tax for not-yet-members. To purchase tickets call 770-387-1300 or visit the Museum. Presented by South 93.5.

Sunday, October 23

11:00 am – 5:00 pm: Museum open.

11:00 am: Cowboy Church Museum Festival Grounds
Led by Pastor Jason Lyle of The Open Range Church, Cowboy Church is a non-denominational service featuring cowboy prayers and Western spiritual music.

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Southeastern Cowboy FestivalMuseum Festival Grounds
Enjoy two stages of continuous entertainment including Western music, re-enactments of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, demonstrations of traditional Native American dancing, living history encampments of pioneer skills from bygone days, a Western marketplace, and fun and free children’s activities such as art projects, hay bale calf roping, yard art, a Western Town Bouncy House, and the Little Red Barn Petting Zoo featuring chickens, sheep, goats, ponies, cows, pigs, rabbits, and Sweet Pea the Clown will thrill youngsters with GIANT bubbles from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Marketplace vendors will be selling Western art and collectibles, jewelry and clothing, food, pottery, and much more. And, don’t forget to stroll through the festival grounds and interact with Western entertainers and characters!

Entertainment Schedule:

Music Stage (Food Court)
Noon: Hank Williams songs/smooth ballads – Montie Elsworthy
12:30 pm: Innovative Bluegrass – Old Mill Road Band
1:30 pm: Open Mic – Cowboy Music and Poetry
2:30 pm: Western Singer/Songwriter – Phil Helton
3:00 pm: Innovative Bluegrass – Old Mill Road Band
4:00 pm: Native American Flute – William Harjo

Wild West Stage (Festival Grounds)
11:00 am: Cowboy Church with Pastor Jason Lyle
Noon: Re-enactment: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
12:30 pm: Traditional Native American Dancing
1:30 pm: Quick Draw Skit with Jim Dunham
2:00 pm: Trick and Fancy Roping with Bruce Brannen
2:30 pm: The Reel West with Jim Dunham
3:00 pm: Re-enactment: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
3:30 pm: The Art of the Bullwhip with Potshot Parker
4:00 pm: Traditional Native American Dancing

Children‘s Stage (Cowpoke Corner)
2:00 pm: Giant Bubbles & Joy with Sweet Pea the Clown and Markey


ADMISSION

Adults – $10 plus tax
Seniors (65 and over) – $8 plus tax
Students – $7 plus tax
Children 12 & Under – FREE
Booth Museum Members – FREE
Active Military with I.D. – FREE
Concert and School Programs require an additional fee. Please call 770-387-1300 for more information.


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