Historic Reunion

What some consider to be the greatest Western ever, Lonesome Dove plans to celebrate the 1989 program with a 2016 Lonesome Dove Reunion & Trail in Fort Worth.

Events are planned to run January through June to celebrate the Lonesome Dove miniseries, based on the prize-winning book by Larry McMurtry. Exhibits will be held at the Sid Richardson Museum, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and the Cattle Raisers Museum. Visitors will have a chance to explore Lonesome Dove through these exhibits and attend screenings and panel discussions with the cast.

A gala on March 31 in the Fort Worth Stockyards will reunite the cast and crew including Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Diane Lane, Anjelica Huston, Ricky Schroder, Glenne Headly, D.B. Sweeney, Barry Corbin and more.

The Lonesome Dove Reunion and Trail will raise private dollars to support the Wittliff Tomorrow Fund, a special reserve dedicated to the acquisition of important collections essential to the Wittliff Collections’ mission of public service. —FWTX Staff


LONESOME DOVE: THE ART OF STORY
Sid Richardson Museum
Jan. 15 – June 19, 2016
Trace the path of the Lonesome Dove story, from Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to the original movie script to the legendary miniseries. Explore the 19th century American West through paintings and bronzes by Remington and Russell, a cowboy’s cattle-drive diary, and works from the Lonesome Dove production archives.

BULLETS AND BUSTLES: COSTUMES OF LONESOME DOVE
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
Feb.19 – April 17, 2016
View authentic Lonesome Dove costumes, props, photographs, and more.

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM LONESOME DOVE BY BILL WITTLIFF
Cattle Raisers Museum
Feb. 19 – April 17, 2016
During the production of Lonesome Dove, co-executive producer and screenwriter Bill Wittliff took photographs that are works of art in themselves. View these extraordinary photos during this limited-time exhibition.

SCREENING OF LONESOME DOVE MINISERIES
Sundance Square
Parts 1 and 2: March 28, 2016, Time TBD
Parts 3 and 4: March 29, 2016, Time TBD
Experience Lonesome Dove outdoors under the stars on a large movie screen in the heart of downtown Fort Worth.

PANEL DISCUSSIONS WITH THE CAST AND CREW
March 30, 2016, Texas Christian University, 6 p.m.
March 31, 2016, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Share intimate moments with the cast and crew as they reminisce and tell stories from behind the scenes. Seating is limited. Ticket details will be announced on March 1, 2016.

LONESOME DOVE REUNION OF THE CAST AND CREW
River Ranch, Fort Worth Stockyards
March 31, 2016
Join the cast and crew for a once-in-a-lifetime reunion featuring appearances by the artists, great live music, silent and live auctions, a tribute to Larry McMurtry, and more. Become a VIP sponsor or purchase your table today.

VAQUEROS, COWBOYS, AND COWGIRLS: TEXAS CATTLE TRAILS TO THE WORLD
History Symposium, Fort Worth Central Library
April 2, 2016, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Take part in a fascinating symposium about cattle trail history featuring prominent historians Frank de la Teja, Byron Price, Joyce Roach, and Richard Slatta. Ticket details to come.

LONESOME DOVE: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WITTLIFF COLLECTIONS
Old Jail Art Center, Albany, Texas
April 30 – July 23, 2016
View authentic Lonesome Dove costumes, props, photographs, and more.