New Perspectives: The Old Chisholm Trail

Online Program

July 30, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Explore how the events of a few short years have come to shape the Texas identity.

Program Details

The Old Chisholm Trail: From Cow Path to Tourist Stop charts the evolution of the major Texas cattle trails, explores the rise of the Chisholm Trail in legend and lore, and analyzes the role of cattle trail tourism long after the end of the trail driving era itself. Join author Wayne Ludwig for a livestream discussion and Q&A on his groundbreaking study that offers a new and nuanced look at an important but short-lived era in the history of the American West.

Purchase this book online through the Museum Store. All purchases support the Bullock Museum’s exhibitions and educational programs.

Program is FREE to the public.

Educators, to receive CPE credit please email

About the Presenter

Wayne Ludwig is a resident historian of the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum (formerly the Cowboys of Color Museum) in Fort Worth, where he also resides.

Please note: You will be prompted to download the Zoom application for mobile or desktop if it is not already installed. You do not need a Zoom account to join this livestream. You will be asked to register upon connecting to the webinar. Advanced registration is not required. 

For security and privacy purposes, attendees will not have video or audio capabilities. Questions will be moderated by Museum staff. Participants will not be allowed to send private messages or media in the livestream.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.