July 25, 2012

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is proud to present the opening of our newest exhibit The Saddle, Tools of the Trade, on Wednesday, July 25, from 6pm-8pm. The exhibit will feature the tools of the saddle maker, how they were used by the craftsman, and will show how they are...

May 11, 2012

On the eastern edge of the San Joaquin Valley in California sits an empty home nestled in the gentle rolling foothills. Inside this lonesome home is a saddle sitting on a homemade wooden frame. Tied to the saddle horn is a pair of old spurs and an old worn out cowboy h...

December 10, 2011

By Kevin Fox

 

The TV Western reigned supreme in the Fifties and Sixties. There were about 120 of them depending on what you consider a Western. Like the post World War II time in which they flourished, you could always tell the good guys from the bad guys. And none...

November 11, 2011

Congratulations to Karen Serpa, Museum Docent who celebrated her 10 year anniversary of employment in October. Karen is a part-time employee and wears many hats. First and foremost she is the friendly face that welcomes visitors to the Cowboy Museum and shares our uniq...

November 1, 2011

Congratulations to Bushwacker the 2011 PBR Bucking Bull of the year, crowned during the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas last month. Bushwacker is owned by Cowboy Museum member Julio Moreno of J.Moreno Bucking Bulls, of Oakdale. Moreno, who is a PRCA Team Roper and former...

November 1, 2011

We have just received a unique donation of lunch pails that are now on display at the Oakdale Cowboy Museum. Lunch pails, what? Yes, former museum director Bryan Ehrenholm, who owned and operated the Lunch Pail restaurant on Bangs Avenue in Modesto donated nine antique...

April 1, 2011

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is proud to present The Cowboy World of Jo Mora. This new art exhibition and fundraising art sale will give the viewing public an opportunity to observe numerous examples of art work by Joseph Jacinto “Jo’ Mora (1876 – 1947), including prints,...

July 22, 2010

Who knew that the retired buckskin mare that had shared the majority of her life with owner Walt Taylor as an all around ranch horse would become a celebrity of sort on a grassy hill that overlooked state highways 108/120 between Oakdale & Knights Ferry. 

Cricket as t...

October 20, 2007

A Living History Exhibit As many of us drive on scenic Hwy 120/108 through Oakdale traveling towards Tuolumne, Calaveras and Mariposa counties, we see the beautiful historic rock fences and corrals that grace the foothills. Corral Knights Ferry, CA Who built these? Why...