Traditional Native American Dance Performance

Traditional Native American Dance Performance

This Fandangle Season, enrich your exploration of Texas history through a celebration of regional Native American cultures.

Join us on Saturday, June 22 from 1-2pm in the Marshall R. Young Sculpture Courtyard for a traditional costumed dance performance, including music and story-telling.

Bring the whole family for this FREE, entertaining and educational experience!

Images courtesy of Oklahoma Fancy Dance Troupe.


OJAC Performing Arts Programs are FREE and open to the public.

Historic Albany Walking Tour

Historic Albany Walking Tour

Join us for a guided tour of historic Albany, Texas and walk in the footsteps of the original settlers to this West Texas frontier!

Starting at the 1870s Ledbetter Picket House and ending with the 1920s Aztec Theater downtown, travel through Albany History through anecdotes and architecture.

These FREE, guided tours Commence at 2pm and 3:30pm at the park on Main Street

[adjacent to downtown shopping area; meet at fountain pictured in slideshow below]

Free refreshments provided at conclusion of tours.

*Please note: As this will take place outdoors in the Texas summer heat, please dress accordingly.


This public program is FREE and open to the public.

Family Festival: Fandangle Round-Up!

Family Festival: Fandangle Round-Up!

Bring the whole family and join the OJAC for our Fandangle Roundup!

This FREE annual Family Festival highlights West Texas Cowboy culture with activities, music, crafts and games inspired by the history of our area! 

Enjoy stick horse barrel racing, roping demos, a dress up-photo booth and virtual scavenger hunt. Create your own cattle-brand key-chain, Fort Flag and Rattlesnake Mobile! 


This public program is FREE and open to the public.

Teacher Workshop: The Art of Reading

Teacher Workshop: The Art of Reading

Our most popular workshop seven years in a row- come again and enjoy NEW materials and projects that blend language and visual art in fun ways for early learners!

Lessons include strategies to develop or enhance visual, verbal and listening skills. Projects are designed to encourage meaningful connections and creativity, as well as fine motor-skill development.

Very hands-on workshop; leave with curriculum packets, digital images for classroom use, finished samples and freebies! 


CPE Credit ‣ 6.0

Subject(s) ‣ Reading, Language Art, Visual Art, Social Studies

Grade(s) ‣ K, 1, 2

Audience(s) ‣ Art Instructors, Reading Instructors, Language Arts Instructors, General Classroom Instructors


Teacher Workshop: Around the World through Art and Games!

Teacher Workshop: Around the World through Art and Games!

Engage your student’s visual thinking, problem solving skills and creativity!

Enjoy an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural sampler of games and crafts from around the world, inspired by the art and artifacts of the OJAC collection. Explore a variety of art processes, group challenges and kinetic activities.

Very hands-on workshop; leave with curriculum packets, digital images for classroom use, finished samples and freebies! 


CPE Credit ‣ 6.0

Subject(s) ‣ Visual Art, Fine Art, Social Studies, World History

Grade(s) ‣ 6th-12th

Audience(s) ‣ Visual Art, Fine Art, Social Studies, World History Instructors 6-12th Grade


Teacher Workshop: Texas Railroads and Westward Expansion

Teacher Workshop: Texas Railroads and Westward Expansion

Investigate the historical role that railroads played in the Western Expansion of Texas.

Workshop begins with chartered bus travel to local, historic railroad sites, followed by a catered lunch and an afternoon of curriculum enrichment ideas.

Examine antique photographs from the museum archives and investigate issues of social and cultural displacement, land ownership, urban development, economic growth, and environmental change. Practice your skills in primary resource interpretation. Enjoy creative writing and map-making activities.

Very hands-on workshop; leave with curriculum packets, digital images for classroom use, finished samples and freebies! 


CPE Credit ‣ 6.0

Subject(s) ‣Science, Social Studies, Texas History, US History

Grade(s) ‣ 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Audience(s) ‣ Social Studies Instructors, History Instructors, Science Instructors, General Classroom Instructors


Teacher Workshop: Fiesta! Hispanic Arts and Culture

Teacher Workshop: Fiesta! Hispanic Arts and Culture

Traditions, celebrations, artists, history, and gods! Enrich your existing curriculum with games, music, activities and crafts inspired by Hispanic art and artifacts of the OJAC collection.

Discover fun and meaningful lessons that reinforce social and cultural connections for your JH/ HS students.

Very hands-on workshop; leave with curriculum packets, digital images for classroom use, finished samples and freebies! 


CPE Credit ‣ 6.0

Subject(s) ‣ Bilingual/ESL, Fine Arts, Language Art, Art Instructors, Social Studies

Grade(s) ‣ 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Audience(s) ‣ Secondary Teachers