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Grab your stetson and boots! It’s National Day of the American Cowboy

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It’s time to celebrate the history and heritage of the American Cowboy!

Oklahoma City is saddling up at several locations.

Celebration of the National Day of the American Cowboy would not be complete without special activities at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

The Museum joins venues across the country in hosting a special event to honor the iconic American Cowboy on July 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

In addition to the cowboy culture and Western art in the Museum’s galleries and gardens, visitors can expect extra entertainment throughout the day. Rodeo Opry of Oklahoma City will provide musical entertainment on the half-hours beginning at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Starting at 10 a.m. is the introduction of the Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant contestants. Fourteen ladies are vying for titles in four age divisions ranging from age 4-24. The 2013 and 2014 pageant titleholders will sign autographs from 2 to 3 p.m.

Additionally, while supplies last, children can participate in a project to make a stick horse in the Museum classrooms.

On the plaza, the Ward Family Trick Ropers will be on hand to demonstrate roping. Oklahoma County Mounted Sheriff’s Patrol will be a part of the activities again this year to greet guests as they enter the gates of the Museum.

American Cowboy magazine launched the campaign for this national day of recognition in 2004.

Several permanent galleries at the Museum focus on cowboys including, the American Cowboy Gallery, the Western Performers Gallery and the American Rodeo Gallery.