The John Wayne: An American Experience exhibit official opening in the Stockyards

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    • The John Wayne: An American Experience exhibit official opening in the Stockyards

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      I’ll bet you didn’t know that there was a John Wayne museum in the Fort Worth Stockyards. I didn’t either until just recently. The John Wayne: An American Experience exhibit opened quietly last December in the Stockyards as part of the much ballyhooed Mule Alley redevelopment.

      The official dedication of the museum, which is filled with images and a curated collection of personal items and movie costumes of the film star and Western icon, will be held next Wednesday, May 26.

      The day will officially be named John Wayne Day in Texas, and the Wayne family will be on hand in the Fort Worth Stockyard to celebrate his life and legacy.

      The Wayne family are sharing Duke’s legacy with Fort Worth. Celebration day kicks off with the proclamation being made in honor of John Wayne Day. It will be followed by a reception in the Stockyards Plaza, with live music and festivities fit for the whole family.

      The John Wayne: An American Experience exhibit encompasses more than 10,000 square feet. Its layout takes you on an intimate tour of the life of the screen legend. Starting with his early childhood and career, each room highlights an aspect of Wayne’s life.



      For the film aficionados, an extensive gallery titled the “Life on Screen” highlights some of Wayne’s most iconic film props and costumes. In the “America, Why I Love Her” gallery, visitors can immerse themselves in…
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