Celebs Descend on Fort Worth for Reunion Event

It’s been 25 years since more than 25 million households tuned in to watch the original airing of what some consider to be the greatest Western ever put on film.

LONESOME DOVE MINISERIES RAN FOR SIX HOURS, SPANNING FOUR NIGHTS, AND TOLD THE STORY OF A 2,500-MILE CATTLE DRIVE FROM THE RIO GRANDE TO MONTANA. Winning seven Emmys, two Golden Globes and a Peabody, it’s an epic journey that still deserves celebration.

Fort Worth was selected as the location for the 2016 Lonesome Dove Reunion & Trail. Not only does the reunion serve as an opportunity to shine a light on our city, but it also kicks off the sesquicentennial of the Chisholm Trail. Events began in January and run through June to celebrate the Lonesome Dove miniseries, based on the 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.

Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Duvall and Barry Corbin are among 17 actors and actresses confirmed to attend the reunion gala, March 31, at River Ranch in the Stockyards. The Lonesome Dove Reunion & 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. 


LONESOME DOVE: THE ART OF STORY
Jan. 15 – June 19
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.
Sid Richardson Museum
309 Main St.
Fort Worth 76102
sidrichardsonmusuem.org

BULLETS AND BUSTLES: COSTUMES OF LONESOME DOVE
Feb. 19 – April 17
View authentic Lonesome Dove costumes, props, photographs and more.
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall Of Fame
1720 Gendy St.
Fort Worth 76107
cowgirl.net

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM LONESOME DOVE BY BILL WITTLIFF
Feb. 19 – April 17
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.
Cattle Raisers Museum
1600 Gendy St.
Fort Worth 76107
cattleraisersmuseum.org

SCREENING OF LONESOME DOVE MINISERIES
Parts 1 and 2: March 28, Time TBD
Parts 3 and 4: March 29, Time TBD
Experience Lonesome Dove outdoors under the stars on a large movie screen in the heart of downtown Fort Worth.
Sundance Square
420 Main St.
Fort Worth 76102
sundancesquare.com

PANEL DISCUSSIONS WITH THE CAST AND CREW
March 30, Texas Christian University, 6 p.m.
March 31, 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.
Texas Christian University
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth 76129
tcu.edu
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth 76107
cartermuseum.org

LONESOME DOVE REUNION OF THE CAST AND CREW
March 31
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.
River Ranch
500 N.E. 23rd St.
Fort Worth 76164
riverranchstockyards.com

VAQUEROS, COWBOYS, AND COWGIRLS: TEXAS CATTLE TRAILS TO THE WORLD
April 2, 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.
Fort Worth Central Library
500 W. 3rd St.
Fort Worth 76102
fortworthtexas.gov/library/branches/central

LONESOME DOVE: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WITTLIFF COLLECTIONS
April 30 – July 23
View authentic Lonesome Dove costumes, props, photographs and more.
Old Jail Art Center, Albany, Texas
201 S. 2nd St.
Albany 76430
theoldjailartcenter.org