The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum brings back the 2nd Annual Ace High, a fundraising event scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at 5 p.m. This benefit auction and dinner allows supporters the opportunity to have some fun, spend some money and bid on auction items. The proceeds from the event benefit the Museum’s operations and educational programs.

“We are extremely excited to bring back Ace High, benefiting one of our Nation’s treasures,” said Craig Clemons, Chief Development Officer. “Individuals and organizations attending this fun event will enjoy exceptional food and beverages in a great atmosphere. These patrons understand associated funds will help the Museum continue to serve the public in preserving, interpreting and presenting the American West and the Cowboy – to date, we have served 11 million visitors.”

The highly energetic event will take place in the Sam Noble Special Events Center at the Museum with a cocktail hour at 5 p.m. Donors provided items and experiences on which to bid with the proceeds ensuring the Museum can continue perpetuating the story of the West to people around the globe. Guests can expect an array of items to bid on, both live and silent auction. Food for the evening is being provided by Head Country Catering of Ponca City, Okla. All attendees must be 21 or older to attend.

With more than 20 live auction items, there will be something for everyone. One auction item is a day as an oil baron. The winner will “own” the oldest working oil well in Oklahoma for a select day. All the profit from the well on that day will go to the winner.

Up for grabs are vacation packages to Jackson, Wyo., and New York City. For outdoor enthusiasts there is a bass fishing trip for 12 and black bear hunt near Cimarron, N.M. Other items include golf packages, home décor, jewelry, private concerts, spa packages and gift certificates to local restaurants. A list of auction items, updated regularly, can be found online at

First Liberty Bank, Byford Buick GMC and Merrill Lynch are the presenting sponsors of the event. Cost to attend is $75 per person or $125 per couple and includes dinner and a bidder number. Reservations can be made online at or by calling (405) 478-2250, Ext. 219. Seating is limited.