Off the Floor…Art from the Vault

The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum presents its newest exhibit titled Art Off the Floor. The CFD Old West Museum’s art vaults will be emptied. The artwork liberated from these confined spaces will be put on display for a rare exhibition of all the CFD OWM’s art. Hung on the existing walls left from Western Spirit, the new exhibit Art Off the Floor will bring paintings, photographs, sculptures and artifacts that have not been seen for years out into public view. Works by artists G. Michael Thomas, Dan Garret, Ted Long, Joseph Stimpson, Roy Kerswill and many others will be brought out. Artwork that is part of the vaunted Museum Purchases Program as well as the entirety of the remarkable new George S. Binson Collection will be on display as well. Art Off the Floor will continue to be part of the exhibits at the CFD Old West Museum until early July when the art returns to storage to make way for the CFD Western Art Show and Sale.


While this extraordinary show will  remain on public display, the Facilities and Collections departments will utilize the time to recondition and expand the current art collection storage facilities that have not been updated since the mid-1970s. New, safer art storage panels will be installed and the art collection will be reorganized to ensure the secure protection and easier access to the Museum’s treasures for the future. For more information, please call us at 307-778-7290.

2016 Summer Camps

It’s that time of year again to sign up for summer camps. This summer the CFD Old West Museum will offer fun-filled educational camps. We several different camps that are designed for children ages 5 to 14 years old. 

Cost per student is $55 for Museum members and $75 for non-members per camp and both camps will run 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.  Fees include art supplies and snacks. Space is limited, register today!

JUNE 13 – 17 – Kids Beginning Art Camp- Professional artists will lead students in the exploration of Western art and folk art. Kids will learn the basics while creating a wide variety of fun projects.

Ages 5-10.   JUNE 27 – July 1 – Kids Cowboy and Cowgirl Camp- Relive the dust and glory of the American West! Learn about the West with dancers, ranchers, trick ropers, trained riders, along with fun folk art projects and more!   Ages 5-12.

Advanced Western Art Series –  Professional artists from the Mountain West Region will help students find their artistic voice through a variety of creative projects that will keep their imaginations running. Ages 10-14. Camp hours are from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

We will have five half-day camp days, spread throughout the summer. The students can attend all five, or can select days to attend.  

Saturday, June 11
Wednesday, June 22
Wednesday, July 6
Wednesday, August 17
Saturday, August 27

Cost per student per Advanced Western Art class: $15 member; $20 non-member. To sign up for all five sessions: $55 Museum members; $75 for Non-member. For more information or to register, please contact Arts and Education Coordinator, Megan Hesser at 307-778-7289 or email at megan.hesser@oldwestmuseum.org

Class of 2016
Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame

The votes are in and it’s time to celebrate Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Inductees! The induction ceremony will take place Friday, September 23rd at 5:00 p.m. at the Radisson and includes appetizers and dinner. Tickets are just $45, please call us at (307) 778-7290.

Class of 2016 Inductees
Theresa Jordan
Ann King
Cynthia Lummis
Jim Mueller
Duane Bubba Roedocker
Billy Ward

For information on the Inductees
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Cheyenne Frontier Days plays an important role in the community and it’s time to honor those that have helped make it what it is today – The Daddy of ‘em All®. Call the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum at (307) 778-7290.

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 Museum’s galleries have interactive exhibits, artifacts and 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.     frontier-days-logo



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 .