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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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STANDING BEAR'S FOOTSTEPS

A PBS documentary by NET Television (Nebraska Educational Telecommunications)

 

Monday-Saturday 10:50 AM and 2:35 PM;

Sunday 3:20 PM

Standing Bear’s Footsteps is the story of an Indian chief who went to court to prove he was a person—and in the process redefined what it means to be an American. In 1877, the Ponca people were exiled from their Nebraska homeland to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. To honor his dying son’s last wish to be buried in his homeland, Chief Standing Bear set off on a grueling, six-hundred-mile journey home. Captured en-route, Standing Bear sued a famous U.S. army general for his freedom–choosing to fight injustice not with weapons, but with words. The Chief stood before the court to prove that an Indian was a person under the law. The story quickly made newspaper headlines–attracting powerful allies, as well as enemies.

 

Runtime: 55 minutes

English closed captioning is included. Video footage of the 1526 steam engine's arrival to the Museum of the Great Plains will play immediately before and after the feature presentation.

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WHERE DID THE HORNY TOAD GO?

A documentary by Jar of Grasshoppers Productions

 

Monday-Saturday 12:30 PM;

Sunday 2:00 PM

All over the Southwestern United States there exists a shared memory that spans generations, yet with each passing decade that memory fades. "Where Did the Horny Toad Go?" embarks on a journey through history and across the Southwest to rediscover the endearing and unusual Texas Horned Lizard. Ultimately we will discover how this lizard's decline is linked to numerous other species in peril, learn why species conservation is crucial to our planet's survival, and understand how we can be a part of the solution....even though we may be part of the problem.

 

Runtime: 74 minutes

English closed captioning is included.

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MATTIE BEAL: THE QUIET HERO

A documentary by the Lawton Heritage Association and Cameron University

 

Monday-Saturday 12:00, 1:50, 3:30, and 4:20 PM;

Sunday 1:30 and 4:30 PM

As the second name pulled for the Lawton land lottery, Mattie Beal became a local celebrity (and eligible landowning bachelorette) overnight. Her philanthropy in later years would prove to be her true legacy. 

 

Runtime: 29 minutes

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LIONS OF WEST TEXAS

A short film by Fin & Fur Films

 

Monday-Saturday 10:15 and 10:35 AM; 1:45, 2:35, 4:15, and 4:50 PM

Researchers from the Borderlands Research Institute set down snares and cameras for the mysterious mountain lion. How do these big cats survive in the west hill country of Texas… and what do they eat? Runtime: 8 minutes

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THE LAKOTA BERENSTAIN BEARS IN "Trouble at School"

A collaboration between the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Lakota Language Consortium, and  Berenstain Enterprises, Inc.

 

Monday-Saturday 10:20 and 11:45 AM; 4:00 PM;

Sunday 1:15 and 4:15 PM

When Brother pretends to be sick to get out of doing homework, it creates more problems than it solves. The Lakota Berenstain Bears Project is a joint venture of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Lakota Language Consortium. Voices of the characters are all from the Lakota-speaking Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Pine Ridge, and Rosebud communities of North and South Dakota, and reflect all local dialects of the language. Runtime: 14 minutes

English closed captioning is included.

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ARRIVAL OF THE 1526

A home video by Archie Dunn

 

Monday-Saturday 10:45 and 11:40 AM; 12:00, 2:30,

and 3:25 PM;

Sunday 1:30, 3:15, 4:10, and 4:55 PM

A home video showing the arrival of the Frisco 1526 steam engine to the Museum of the Great Plains in 1961. Runtime: 3 minutes

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