The Lonesome Dove Permanent Exhibition
From hats to bandanas to belts, to boots, the complete outfits of Woodrow F. Call and Augustus “Gus” McCrae (played by Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Duvall) are just a few of the many “making of” materials on permanent display at the Wittliff Collections.
Bill Wittliff donated his own materials and convinced many of the crew to do the same, including Lonesome Dove production designer Cary White and costume designer Van Broughton Ramsey, among others. The result is a unique archival treasury that preserves every aspect of the beloved film’s creation.
This exhibition from the Wittliff’s major Lonesome Dove production archive takes visitors behind the scenes of the Emmy-winning show, with a look at props and principal costumes, set designs, costume sketches and production notes, continuity polaroids, Bill Wittliff's screenplay drafts, script pages, and his photographs, plus much, much more.
The Lonesome Dove Permanent Exhibition room is open for viewing during regular exhibition hours.
Walk-in visitors are welcome—request your tour at the front desk in the Wittliff Collections foyer. For larger groups, or if you’d like to give us advance notification of your visit, request a tour using our online form.
Click here to view the corresponding Lonesome Dove Online Exhibition.
exhibit case photo by Kevin Stillman