The Annual Chuck Wagon Meeting

The annual meeting was started right after the museum was established in 1971. It serves as the museum’s annual meeting. Members attend the western influenced meeting and enjoy a wonderful meal and entertainment. Originally, the event was based around a chuck wagon cuisine. The museum continues to bring that “Down Home” flair each year.

Legends & Legacies, Cowboy/Cowgirl Hall of Fame

Each June, the Heritage Museum presents Legends & Legacies-Cowboy/Cowgirl Hall of Fame. This is the museum’s main fundraiser for the year. Six Cowboy and Cowgirls are selected as honorees and are inducted into the museum’s hall of fame.  Nominations are selected and voted on in January by the museum’s nominating committee.

The event includes a dinner and raffle.

Christmas Tree Forest

Each year, participants decorate beautiful and individualized trees that are seen by thousands during the Christmas season. The museum provides the lights and tree while the participant provides the decorations and creativity. Many organizations use this opportunity to advertise a business, service club, or their talent. There are between 60-70 Christmas trees that are displayed throughout the museum. The display starts November 15th and lasts through Christmas.

Christmas With Santa and Friends

Santa comes to the museum on the first Saturday of December bringing his friends, Rudolph, Frosty, the Grinch with him. Children enjoy a morning of visits with Santa. They do craft projects including decorating a sugar cookie. The event is free and is partially sponsored by the Dora Roberts Foundation, HEB and Sonic.

Lonesome Dove — January 12,2022-February 22, 2022

Larry McMurtry’s epic novel of two aging Texas Rangers who drive a herd of stolen cattle 2,500 miles from the Rio Grande to Montana to found the first ranch there—captured the public imagination and has never let it go. The Lonesome Dove miniseries, which first aired on CBS in 1989, lassoed an even wider audience.

Capturing the sweeping visual imagery of the original miniseries, the Lonesome Dove exhibition presents classic images taken during filming by Bill Wittliff, renowned photographer, writer, and executive producer (with Suzanne De Passe) of Lonesome Dove. The images, however, are worlds apart from ordinary production stills, depicting an extraordinary union of art, literature, and history.

Lonesome Dove, a wall-hanging exhibition that features fifty-five framed and matted sepia tone photographs, is created by the Wittliff Collections at the Alkek Library, Texas State University, presented in partnership with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate for the National Endowment for the Humanities


Upcoming Events

  • January 10 – February 8, 2022: Lonesome Dove Exhibit, By Humanities Texas
  • February 15 – March 22, 2022: OPEN, children art show
  • February 2022: Upstairs gallery, Mini Art Show Exhibit, Receive art 8th -10th, Hang on 11th and open on 12th
  • March 29 – April 26, 2022: Galveston Gateway to America, By Humanities Texas
  • April 14, 2022: 14th Annual Meeting
  • April 27 - May 31, 2022: Yearly Big Spring Art Association Judged Area Show
  • June 11 - July 31, 2022: Then and Now
  • June 18, 2022: 4:30pm - 7:30pm, Legends and Legacies Fundraiser & Cowboy/Girl Hall of Fame
  • August 2 - September 10, 2022: 1900 Galveston Storm
  • September 13 – October 29, 2022: Caboose Watercolors Show
  • November 1, 2022: Christmas, Christmas Tree Forest
  • December 3, 2022: Charlie Brown’s Christmas


Contact Us

Heritage Museum
510 Scurry
Big Spring, Texas 79720

Tammy Schrecengost


Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

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