Ride back in time with us, to the era of the Great Cattle Drives. Authentic artifacts – lassoes, saddles, a chuck wagon and more – tell the vivid story of the great cattle drive era, beginning with Thornton Chisholm and Crockett Cardwell’s epic 1866 cattle drive from Cuero to St. Joseph, Missouri. Our original movie narrates the true story of life on the trail, straight from the saddle. The Tinker Collection showcases the cultures of the Mexican vaquero, the South American gaucho, and American cowboys. A select series of photographs by explorer Edward Curtis documents late-19th century Native American culture, a central story of the American West. Recently installed, a showcase of spurs by well-regarded Texas craftsmen brings the story forward to present-day ranching and riding.
The Museum offers several exceptional and distinctive rental options for special events ranging from intimate dinner parties to elaborate wedding receptions to catered corporate meetings. All are easily accommodated within the Museum campus’s distinctive spaces.
Our gift shop features an impressive selection of books about Texas and Western themes, in addition to Texas-inspired home decor and gifts. Browse a curated selection of hand-crafted items by local artists, as well as cute souvenirs for the kids.
Take home a memory of your trip to Cuero, and help support the CTHM with every purchase.
Tuesday – Saturday
10:00am – 4:30pm
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