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.
Western Spirit Art Show
March 7 – April 19, 2015
It’s time again for the 34th Annual Western Spirit Art Show and Sale, which features over 100 western artists from across the country and can be seen March 7, 2015 through April 19, 2015. A preview of the art can be seen online starting February 15, 2015 at Western Spirit Art Show .
The opening reception for the 2015 Western Spirit Art Show and Sale takes place on Saturday, March 7, 2015 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. Tickets may be purchased at www.oldwestmuseum.org starting February 1, 2015 or by telephoning (307) 778-7290. A special feature of the March 7th opening night festivities is the Vandewark Miniature Art exhibit sponsored by the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.
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 and heavy hors d’ oeuvres catered by the Holiday Inn.
An artist development seminar will be conducted on Saturday, March 7, 2015, from 9:00 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) 778-7290.
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 (characters include spaces) can be purchased for $100
(A Tax Deductible amount of $50).
For more information,
please call 307-778-7290