Full STEAM Ahead: Gather Around the Campfire at Briscoe Western Art Museum
Saturday, February 18, 2023
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Visit the Briscoe Western Art Museum and learn about the history of Black cowboys in the West. Did you know that one in four cowboys were Black? After listening to a short presentation about Black cowboys and their lives on cattle drives, which were much more integrated than many people realize. Learn about their life on cattle drives and how they used music to entertain themselves and keep the cattle calm. Families will be able to design and make their own musical instrument to play around the campfire. This family program is great for all ages.
The Briscoe’s education series “Full STEAM Ahead” helps learners of all ages understand more about the American West by engaging in hands-on, STEAM learning experiences. Sharing the American West through STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics – each of the activities ties back to the Briscoe’s art and artifacts, bringing the West to life in a new way. Each program explores an aspect of life in the West to engage and inspire learning and is included with museum admission. Children 12 and under receive free admission to the Briscoe.