Calling All Horses!

Plans are underway for an all-horse parade through the streets of  picturesque Winterset, Iowa in conjunction with the 2016 John Wayne Birthday Celebration on Saturday, May 28th. The parade will be designated as a salute to military veterans and law enforcement officers and will include horse drawn wagons and buggies, and draft and saddle horses. All equine organizations and enthusiasts are welcome to participate. For information contact Frank Santana at 520-241-6442 or e-mail at

Since John Wayne rode to movie fame atop a stagecoach, we are thrilled to welcome the celebrated Wells Fargo Stagecoach to our John Wayne Birthday Celebration Horse Parade on Saturday, May 28th.

Major “Quiet Man” Treasures To Be Displayed at the John Wayne Birthplace Museum

Fans of the beloved John Wayne/Maureen O’Hara film classic “The Quiet Man” will not want to miss the dedication of the iconic jaunting car (or sidecar) which appeared throughout the Academy Award-winning motion picture. The display is made possible through the generosity of Maureen’s grandson, Conor FitzSimons, who says his grandmother was determined that the John Wayne Birthplace was the ideal facility to exhibit this prized relic from her favorite film of all time. Another cherished family heirloom is Maureen’s Connemara shawl (pictured in photo montage) which appeared in the movie countless times and which was lovingly kept in her home for many years after. Please join us at the John Wayne Birthday Celebration for the unveiling of these outstanding treasures from Hollywood history.

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