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CELEBRATE THE SPIRIT OF THE AMERICAN WEST

The history of the world’s largest outdoor rodeo & western celebration comes alive at the CFD Old West Museum. A premier cultural & historical center offering  year-round programming, exhibits & activities that celebrate the heritage & pioneer spirit of the American West. The Museum features some of the most intriguing western artifacts in the region including one of the most extensive collections of carriages west of the Mississippi. Transport yourselves through the great adventure of the “World’s Largest Outdoor Rodeo and Celebration” with a visit to our exhibit – Cheyenne Frontier Days: A Frontier Phoenix.  The exhibit captures the drama and the romance of the very first rodeo in 1897 unveiling how CFD has grown and changed over the years. The newly renovated gallery has interactive exhibits, artifacts and new displays that showcase how CFD has persevered through adversity due to the dedication of many passionate individuals. Trace the history of the rodeo from 1897 into the Daddy of em’ all, discovering the characters that bring this history to life including wild bucking stock, steadfast volunteers, early pioneer families, and don’t forget the cowboys and cowgirls. A variety of cultural programs throughout the year also allow visitors of all ages to step back in time and experience Cheyenne’s history. Let the kids explore the interactive children’s gallery and visit the museum store for western gifts and rodeo souvenirs.  For an hour or two, travel back in time and relive the western legend.

The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum is located in the Northeast corner of Frontier Park at 4610 N. Carey Avenue, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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Western Spirit Art Show March 5 – April 17, 2016

It’s time again for the 35th  Annual Western Spirit Art Show and Sale, which features over 100 western artists from across the country and can be seen March 5, 2016 through April 17, 2016. The opening reception for the 2016 Western Spirit Art Show and Sale takes place on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum.  Museum members will be admitted at 5:00 PM for a special Museum members preview party. The reception will then open to the general public at 6:00 PM.

An action packed “Quick Draw” featuring six artists will begin at 7:00 PM with a live auction following the awards ceremony. There will be live entertainment, complimentary wine & beer and heavy hors d’ oeuvres.

An artist development seminar will be conducted on Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 8:30 AM to 2:45 PM (Continental breakfast and Lunch included). There will be five different sessions. For more information about the show or seminar, please call (307) 778-7289.

 

 

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Legacy Brick Project
Become a historic part of the CFD Old West Museum! A personalized brick is the perfect gift for any Western History fan. Reserve an engraved brick for yourself, family and friends. Pay tribute to your favorite contestant or volunteer, honor a loved one or make your mark by leaving your own personal message on a brick prominently displayed at the front entrance to the CFD Old West Museum.This new brick landscape project is creating an area where Museum friends and family can place their mark on history – a place visitors can go and reflect. Construction began this spring by Harold F. Johnson Masonry and is expected to be completed by Frontier Days. The bronze statue fountain “Wishful thinking” by Shalah Perkins will go back in as the center piece of the new brick garden. While over 60 bricks have already been sold, we will be placing brick orders periodically throughout the year. Your name and personal message can be etched and preserved into a legacy brick! Contributions raised through the Museum’s Legacy Brick Project will go towards supporting Museum operations in the areas of education, exhibits and collections. Single 4 x 8 Bricks with 3 lines of 16 characters each can be purchased for $100 (A Tax Deductible amount of $50). Duplicate Bricks available for $50 as a personal keepsake. Double 8” x 8” bricks with 6 lines of 16 characters each can be purchased for $200 (A Tax Deductible amount of $100). Duplicate Bricks available for $100 as a personal keepsake. Please call us at (307) 778-7290 .