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July 7, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Witness an exhibition as it comes to life with performance and discussion in the gallery.

Program Details

Held in the gallery throughout the run of Rodeo! The Exhibition this performance series builds upon the themes of the exhibition with performances that facilitate conversation and learning amongst small groups. 

Please note: This program is located in the gallery, therefore, exhibit admission is required. An RSVP expresses your interest in the program but doesn’t guarantee at seat. Seating is limited but standing room is available.

About the Performance

There's a new star in Texas! Dala Driftwood punches cattle like a heavyweight and trick-rides a horse like no man's business. But don't get to thinking she's all jingle jangle jingle. Cowgirls stormed the ring before cattle queens tossed their tiaras into it, and a few like Dala had the savvy to take their game from rodeo to studio. Dala rides straight out of the spunk of industry greats, from Annie Oakley and Calamity Jane to Fay Kirkwood and Dale Evans. Her 1940s show is where wild west meets big town, giving wartime fans a welcome diversion and an awesome peek at a new player on a man's entertainment stage. So, get on in and warm a bench as Dala ditches her spurs and takes trusty Sidekick Ted to town. And to Gene Autry and Roy Rogers: y'all are on notice.


Sponsored by the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Hall Fund.

Additional support provided by Dudley Bros. Ranch Family.           

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is owned and operated by the State of Texas through the State Preservation Board. Additional support of exhibitions and programs is provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.