Nocona Boot Company
"Show & Tell" Reunion
Saturday, February 16th 2-5 pm
For any former employees and their families! Bring anything to share your memories: pictures, boots, advertising, anything about the Nocona Boot Company when it was in Nocona! Refreshments will be served. Enjoy an interview with Miss Enid!
Feb. 23 - April 27 - June 15
The Feb. 23rd classes include a beginner class that is simple enough for kids age 10 and up and would be great project for next year's county fair!
If you have a kit at home that you haven't finished (or started!), bring it on in and Jan will help you with it at no charge! Call the museum to reserve your spot 940-825-5330!
Cowboy Christmas Campfire
December 8, 2012
More pictures on our Facebook Page!
Shebang Showdown Winners
It's "All in the Family" Winners at Shebang Showdown with Chef Connie & Chef Stacy! Tommy Yowell won First Place Custard Pie and Overall Winner, Suzanne Storey won 2nd Place Classic Cake, Gayle Storey won 1st Place Fruit Pie, and Abby Linn won 2nd Place Fruit Pie! Congratulations!
Our first "Volunteer of the Year" Award goes to Francis Lindell! A Huge Thank You goes out to all our volunteers! You are a priceless asset to Tales 'n' Trails!
Now Featured in the Native American Hall !!
Admission $5 for Adults
$3 for Students & Seniors
Red River Seed Bombs
now available in our gift shop!
Texas Bluebonnets, Lady Bird's Legacy,
Red Corn Poppy, & Texas/OK Wildflowers
"Making America Beautiful, One Bomb at a Time"
SunBody Palm Leaf Hats! For Kids and Adults! Soft and easily re-shaped and great prices!
"Neighing" Stick Horses for your little buckaroo!!
Colorful Southwest baskets and pillows!
Western Themed Gift Items!
Cosmetic Bag, Coasters, Texas-Made Antler Basket
Baskets by Jan (our instructor) from Waxahachie, Tx.
Texas Cruisin' 2012 Calendars by LG (Larry) Lemons
Now on sale in our gift shop!
It's a sale in our gift shop!!
20% off selective items
See our Museum Store Page for more!
Rickey Pittmans teaches Ruby Eldred the art of fanning.
"The Bard of the South"
Rickey E. Pittman, storyteller, author, and folksinger was the Grand Prize Winner of the 1998 Ernest Hemingway Short Story Competition, and is originally from Dallas, Texas. Pittman presents his stories, music, and programs at schools, libraries, organizations, museum, Civil War Reenactments, and Celtic festivals throughout th South. His first CD of songs from the American Civil War, entitled Bard of the South, has just been released. Pittman currently teaches freshman composition and literature for the Louisiana Delta Community College, the university of Louisiana at Monroe and Virginia College Online. He has a BA in New Testament Greek and and MA in English Literature from Abilene Christian University.
Rickey presented "The Songs and Stories of Texas" at the museum last Saturday during Festa d' Italia. He has books and cds available in our musuem store.
Troop 108 Tiger Cub Scouts Hear Museum Storyteller
More Pictures on "Collections" Page!
We will be closed on Sunday afternoons from Labor Day until Memorial Day, except by appointment!
Tales 'n' Trails
Explore the five themes that tell of the history, people, and places that make Nocona and Montague County a North Texas Legend! From the Native Americans who lived here long, long ago, to the cowboys on the Chisholm Trail, the oil boom of the 1920's, to the products that made Nocona the "Leathergoods Center of the Southwest". Throw is some western heritage and agriculture, and there are a lot of stories to tell!
Our History - For Centuries people have traveled through what is now known as Montaque County. They traveled by foot and horse and wagon. Eventually they traveled by rail and road. Permanent settlement was slow in coming, but with the establishment of Head of Elm, the county soon began to grow. Every individual that passed through left their footprint in time. It has been a long time dream of the citizens of Montague County to have a place to showcase the mementoes of their history. The Tales 'N' Trails Museum provides the perfect repository for the relics and artifacts of the county's past.
Tales 'N' Trails Museum, much like the county itself, was a long time coming to fruition. In the early 1990s, talk of a museum began. Finally, in June 2010, we opened the doors to our past so that we may see our future.
Telling Our Stories,
Visioning our Future
Monday - - Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday - - By Appointment