Free rawhide program today at museum

A working buckaroo and cowboss will present a free program at 7:30 p.m. today at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City.

"From Hide to Hackamore: Rawhide Braiding Techniques and Traditions" will include a slide show on the process of rawhiding as well as tales from the range.

The illustrated talk is offered in conjunction with the "Handed Down: Nevada's Living Folk Arts" exhibit on display in the Changing Gallery.

Speaker Doug Groves is a working buckaroo and the cowboss on the TS Ranch near Battle Mountain and is recognized as one of Nevada's outstanding rawhide workers. His presentation will show how rawhide is prepared and worked step by step and will include tales from Nevada's distinctive buckaroo tradition of ranching.

"Doug Groves is a consummate craftsman in rawhide, creating beautiful and intricate pieces," said Andrea Graham, Folk Arts Program coordinator at the Nevada Arts Council.


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