Cattle, Cowboys, and Culture: Kansas City and Amarillo, Building an Urban West

Produced by the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas, this exhibit features artifacts, art and decorative art objects, clothing and textiles, photographs, and architectural renderings illuminating the historical, cattle-driven connections between Kansas City and Amarillo, Texas.
Dates: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017 to Sunday, March 18, 2018
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A century and a half ago, trains hauling cattle and cowboys brought the real west from Amarillo, Texas, to Kansas City. Return trips carried a trove of materials to Amarillo – canned and dry goods, chemicals, furniture, and fashionable clothing – and Kansas City’s influence there ultimately extended to banking, education, architecture, and art.
 
This exhibition illuminates the two cities’ shared history. Produced by the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas, it features artifacts, art and decorative art objects, clothing and textiles, photographs, and architectural renderings illuminating the connections.
 
The exhibit’s co-curators, Amy Von Lintel and Michael R. Grauer, are native Kansas Citians who now are historians in the Amarillo area.