MATINEE AT THE MUSEUM

Need a place to sit down?  Want to take a break from all the newfangled Hollywood flicks at the cineplex?  Feel like watching something entertaining and educational?

Well then, visit the auditorium in the main gallery!  Sorry, no food or drink.  

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FERRET TOWN

Monday-Saturday 10:15 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2:45 PM; Sunday 1:15 PM, 3:30 PM, and 4:45 PM

The black-footed ferret was thought to be extinct when a small population was discovered near Meeteetse, Wyoming, in 1981, setting off an urgent race to recover the species from only 18 animals. This film follows the ongoing efforts of many dedicated individuals to return this endangered species to the wild and presents one of the best conservation stories in the United States, posing the question: how far will we go to save one species? Runtime: 10.5 minutes

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EL VAQUERO: THE FORGOTTEN COWBOY

Monday-Saturday 10:30 AM, 12:45 PM, and 3:00 PM; Sunday 1:30 PM and 3:45 PM

The unsung hero of the American West is the Mexican-American "vaquero,” literally translated as "cowboy" in the Spanish language. Today there are only a handful of these descendants of American's first cowboys since a rapidly changing industry has quickly made this lifestyle obsolete. Shot on location in South Texas, this documentary pays tribute to a breed of men that history has overlooked as it focuses on the present day lives of these proud men who continue a trade from an era gone by. Runtime: 28 minutes

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SOUSA ON THE REZ: MARCHING TO THE BEAT OF A DIFFERENT DRUM

Monday-Saturday 11:00 AM, 1:15 PM, and 3:30 PM; Sunday 2:00 PM and 4:15 PM

A short documentary that sheds light on the little-known Native American marching band scene. When you hear the phrase “Native American music,” you may not think of tubas, trumpets, and Sousa marches. This rich musical tradition has been a part of Native American culture for over one hundred years. Combining profiles of contemporary bands with fresh historical research, this documentary challenges viewers to expand their definition of Native American music and broadens their understanding of contemporary Indian life. Runtime: 27 minutes

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THE CREEK RUNS RED

Monday-Saturday 11:30 AM, 1:45 PM, and 4:00 PM; Sunday 2:30 PM

Located in the northeast corner of Oklahoma, the town of Picher was once home to the world’s richest lead and zinc mining field. But since the area was declared a Superfund site in 1981, Picher’s residents have been forced to choose between preserving their image of the American dream and preserving their health. The Creek Runs Red journeys into the heart of a sharply divided community to reveal an array of human reactions to an environmental disaster.

Runtime: 58 minutes