The legendary Texas Cowboys' Christmas Ball in historic Pioneer Hall at Anson,TX will be held this year on December 16,17&18.
The Ball originated in 1885 to honor area cowboys,their ladies and families. The annual re-enactment is always held the Thursday,Friday and Saturday before December 25,and is open to the public.
The Ball is memorialized by the famous Larry Chittenden poem "The Cowboys' Christmas Ball" (Ranch Verses,Knickerbocker Press/New York,1893), the poem put to music and published in the John and Alan Lomax classic book "Cowboy Songs and Other Ballads" (1910), the large mural in the US Post Office in Anson, and the 1936 water color painting by Maxine Walker Perini on permanent display in Abilene's Grace Museum. It is also the ackowledged genesis for Michael Martin Murphey's "Cowboy Christmas" concerts throughout the US. The nation's #1 cowboy singer Murphey and his Rio Grande Band have played the Ball for theast 17 years.
The Ball and Pioneer Hall are a designated Official Texas Historical event and site.
The website is www.ansoncowboyschristmasball.com. Y'ALL COME!