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A Cowboy and Western History Symposium

The Real West Symposium in Saint Jo, Texas celebrates our western heritage. 

Here's a look at last year's Symposium

This year's Symposium is Saturday, April, 29, 2023 and will focus on "Characters of the West." 

This year's noted speakers include:

  • Michael Grauer, Director of the Cowboy Hall of Fame

  • Dr. Jody Ginn, Director of Development - Texas Rangers Hall of Fame & Museum

  • Dr. Richard McCaslin, TSHA Endowed Professor of Texas History at the University of North Texas

  • Byron Price, Professor Emeritus, University of Oklahoma

  • Art Burton, Professor Emeritus and recognized authority on Bass Reeves

    • Ernest Marsh, Bass Reeves reenactor will join Mr. Burton

  • Michael Martin Murphey, recording artist and authority on the music of the Old West​

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