Each year at our Annual Dinner & Auction the Cowboy Museum honors an individual or family who has been involved in our local western history. These people have demonstrated through their daily lives the passion for ranching or rodeo and have made a contribution to our western traditions and heritage.

Annual Dinner and Auction


Posthumous Recognition



Ace Berry


  Memorial Recognition: Sonny Tureman

October 6, 2018

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2003 Doc Britton
2004 Fred Valenzuela
2005 Vic & Trudy Castro
2006 Russ Santos
2008 John Grohl
2009 Colin Harvey
2010 Dave & Vi Ramont
2011 Dick Pascoe
2012 Tom Butler and Tom Clark
2013  Introduction of Chester Cook Memorial Wall at Cowboy Museum

2014 John Bowman

2015 Pat O'Brien and Jeff Jeffries

2016 Russ Sousa

2017 Glenn Bacigalupi

2018 Sonny Tureman

Past Honorees

2000 Sonny Tureman

2001 Les Hirdes

2002 Phil Stadtler

2003 The Orvis Family

2004 Harley May

2005 Doc Dorius

2006 Jim Charles, Bill Martinelli & Bob Eidson

2007 Founding Board of Directors for the Cowboy Museum

2008 Chester Cook & The Cook Ranch

2009 The Rosasco Family

2010 Leo, Jerold & Reg Camarillo

2011 Bob Brunker & Rancho Del Rio Estanislaus

2012 Early Cattle Haulers of Our Area

2013 Cotton Rosser & Flying U Rodeo

2014 Dr. Ed LeTourneau

2015 History of the Oakdale Livestock Auction

2016 Honoring the History of the Oakdale Saddle Club

2017 Honoring 125 years of A. L. Gilbert

2018 Honoring Ace Berry



Wednesday & Thursday: 10am - 4pm

Friday & Saturday: 9am - 4pm

Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Holidays




355 East F Street
Oakdale, CA 95361
(Across from the historic H-B Saloon)



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​F  /  (209) 847-4183


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