CELEBRATE THE SPIRIT OF THE AMERICAN WEST
The history of the world’s largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration comes alive at the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum. A premier cultural and historical center in Southeast Wyoming, the CFD Old West Museum offers year-round programming, exhibits and activities that celebrate the heritage and pioneer spirit of the American West and the thrilling history of the world’s first extreme sport. In addition to exhibiting the rich history of the “Daddy of ’em All,” ® the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum also features some of the most intriguing western artifacts in the region, including one of the most extensive collections of carriages on display in the CFD Old West Museum that chronicle the colorful pioneer history of Cheyenne and the expansion of the American West. 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. From the spectacular first-class western art of the annual Western Art Show and Sale to the old-fashioned family fun at the annual Kids Cowboy Festival, the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum will transport you to the great adventure of the American West.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum is located in the Northeast corner of Frontier Park at 4610 N. Carey Avenue, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
2015 Cheyenne Frontier Days
Western Art Show
The 35th Annual Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show and Sale Opening Reception is set for July 16, 2015 at the Old West Museum in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Converging on the CFD Old West Museum like cowboys to the rodeo arena, the artists featured in the Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show celebrate the American West’s heritage, scenery and the Western way of life.
This year the popular event will feature the works of more than 60 of the country’s top western and wildlife artists in paintings, sculptures, wood and alabaster carvings and Navajo weavings.
Every year, the Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show and Sale attracts artists from Nebraska to California and Montana to Arizona who all share the same passion-a love for the great American West and its traditions.
The Opening Reception kicks off with an art preview at 3:30 pm at the Museum. Then head over to the Wyoming Governor’s Residence, to mingle with the Artists, the Governor and First Lady with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the lawn. The show & sale opens at 6:00 pm, and includes a ‘Buy it Now’ option, enabling patrons to immediately purchase artwork. Round out your evening with a western dinner, a live auction and a chance to kick up your heels! Tickets also include the Eye Opener Art Review on Friday, July 17th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and refreshments will be served. Tickets to the Opening Reception are $145.
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
2015 Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame
The votes are in and it’s time to celebrate Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame Class of 2015 Inductees! The induction ceremony will take place Friday, September 11th at 5:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn and includes appetizers and dinner. Tickets are just $45, please call us at (307) 778-7290 to make your reservations today.
Class of 2015 Inductees
Dr. Norman Swanson
Spiro ‘Sam’ Contos
W.E. Dinneen Family
Cheyenne Frontier Days plays such 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 for more information.