Featured Past Exhibits

Tales of the
Yosemite Backcountry


In partnership with Yosemite National Park, the Oakdale Cowboy Museum is excited to join the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act. The Grant Act, signed by President Lincoln in June of 1864, was for the protection of the Yosemite Valley... 

The Saddle
Tools of the Trade


The exhibit will feature the tools of the saddle maker, how they were used by the craftsman, and will show how they are a part of the history of the saddle. Over the last 150 years the design of the western saddle has continually changed. These changes have mainly occurred to fulfill the various needs of the mounted stockman. The style for many of the tools of the saddle maker however... 

Stone Fences


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 were they built...

Let's Do Lunch


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 western...

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, examples of his cartes and his bronze sculptures...

Remembering Cricket


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...

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