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Art in Ogallala

From bronze statues to murals, Ogallala offers an incredible array of beautiful artwork in public spaces.

“The Trail Boss” bronze atop Boot Hill is a must-see.  At home in the rugged landscape of Ogallala’s historic  cemetery, this drover faces south, looking back over the Texas Trail that brought so many drovers and herds of longhorns to town in the wild 1870s and 1880s.  “The Trail Boss” is the creation of Texas artist Robert Summers.  Ogallala’s statue was cast from the mold of the original work that is on display in Plano, TX.

Ogallala’s Post Office mural also depicts the town’s heritage as the railhead at the end of the Texas Trail. “Long Horns” by artist Frank Mechau was completed in 1938. It is an excellent example of the federally funded art projects of the 1930s that were created to provide employment during the Great Depression. Much of this artwork was created in small town post offices. The Post Office is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Artist Kate Jensen Witt has created three dynamic public murals located around her hometown of Ogallala.

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Calendar of Events

Dec
2
Thu
5:30 pm Christmas Parade of Lights
Christmas Parade of Lights
Dec 2 @ 5:30 pm
Christmas Parade The annual Christmas Parade of Lights will be held downtown on Spruce Street in Ogallala Thursday, December 2, 2021, complete with a visit from Santa!  
Dec
19
Sun
1:00 pm Merry Prairie Christmas
Merry Prairie Christmas
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Merry Prairie Christmas
Celebrate a Merry Prairie Christmas at Ogallala’s Mansion on the Hill grounds!  The Mansion, Schoolhouse, and O’Brien-Lute house will be be authentically decked out for the holidays on Sunday, Dec. 19 from 1 to 3[...]
 
 

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Merry Prairie Christmas at the Mansion

Celebrate a Merry Prairie Christmas at Ogallala’s Mansion on the Hill grounds!  The Mansion, Schoolhouse, and O’Brien-Lute house will be be authentically decked out for the holidays on Sunday, Dec. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m.

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Front Street Cowboy Museum

Explore cowboy history and artifacts from Ogallala’s early days as the end of the Texas Trail at Front Street’s free museum.   Built in 1963, Front Street is listed on the National Re

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