News from Break O' Day Farm & Metcalfe Museum

"Few of us can escape the primeval sentence that we shall live by the sweat of our brows, but all of us, even though our lots be cast in scenes of isolation and hardship, where books and music and art are little known, and perhaps a common schooling not always to be had, may reach out for themselves and rise above the daily grind of household duty to seek for the beautiful and claim it for our own."

The Oklahoma Stockman about Augusta

Metcalfe Museum & Break O Day Farm will be closed for the winter season starting December 2, 2019 until February 29, 2020. Please check our Facebook page for updates and more information about the museum.




Spring & Summer


Sam Sidders


 Gage, Oklahoma

Sam's work is influenced both by his upbringing in northwest Oklahoma and his travels throughout the US and Europe. Sam is a veteran who studied at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, studying art and working in sculpture, modeling, ceramics, and jewelry design. He has also studied drawing, painting, and printmaking. His preferred painting medium is now pen, ink, and watercolor. Sam's work has been displayed in galleries and shops across Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, and Arkansas and can be found in collections across the USA as well as internationally.


The WPLS Bookmobile is scheduled to be at the Metcalfe on the following dates: June 5, June 19, July 3rd, and July 17th. For more information, see our Facebook page at

or call us at (580) 655-4467. You may also call the WPLS at (580)323-0974

Kelton, TX, Senior LeighAnne Cook was presented a $1000 art scholarship by Board Member Vicki St.Clair representing the Augusta Metcalfe Museum in Durham, OK. The Metcalfe Museum emphasizes art education for young people by holding an art camp every summer, sponsoring an annual art competition for art students in the western Oklahoma-Texas Panhandle area, and awarding several art scholarships for deserving college-bound seniors who have a major/minor in art.

The outstanding Kelton School Art Department, headed by Sarah Harless, was also awarded $500 for art education.

 During the summer months, it tends to get very hot and humid down on the Washita River. Please be advised that seeing the inside of our compound buildings can vary day-to-day depending on the weather. There is no air conditioning in any of these buildings, and the safety of our guests and staff are of the upmost importance to us at the Metcalfe. You may call the museum before arriving to see if exploring the compound buildings is an option for that day. The compound itself and and the outside of the buildings will remain open for any weather. Thank you for understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience. 

 The Metcalfe Museum Arts & Events Center is now available for a small fee to provide a venue for weddings, birthdays, showers, and family reunions. Full kitchen available. For more information, please contact the office at 
(580)655-4467.  We look forward to celebrating our new addition with our community and friends.