A Date with the Duke

A Date with the Duke

August 3, 2017

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Dub and Mozelle Richardson Theater

John Wayne

Grab a partner and join Museum Docents to explore the current panel exhibition commemorating the legendary Chisholm Trail’s 150th anniversary as well as the Western Performers and Cowboy galleries. Guests can whet their appetites with a cash bar and scrumptious BBQ buffet – featuring brisket, chicken, ribs, and a selection of gourmet sides and desserts – served by The Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City. Watch a special film screening of Red River (1948), the story of the first great cattle drive along the Chisholm Trail from Texas to Kansas, told through the relationship of Tom Dunson (John Wayne), Matthew Garth (Montgomery Clift), and the boy Dunson adopts after an Indian raid wipes out everyone else in a wagon train including the woman Dunson loves. Together they build a vast cattle empire, and, years later, take on an ambitious and hazardous drive of 10,000 cattle north. Dunson's stubborn, tyrannical ways soon put his men and his herd in danger, forcing Garth to take over the drive to Abilene. Dunson, swearing revenge, pursues him to a final showdown (2hr 13m, NR). 

$40 per person; $35 per person for Museum members.