Paul Gregg: Caught in Cartoons Exhibit

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The Museum is proud to  again present the Paul Gregg: Caught in Cartoons exhibit.  We are delighted with this opportunity to pay tribute to a notable artist who captured the humor and energy of Cheyenne Frontier Days.

Paul Gregg graduated from St. Louis Art Museum’s School of Fine Arts, and was soon hired by the St. Louis Republic newspaper and later with the St. Louis Post -Dispatch.  During this time, newspaper photography was in its infancy and he, like other artists, was hired to illustrate news stories, draw political cartoons and to create decorative scenes for the press.  Gregg had to rely on his memory, details from reports or even visiting the scene of an event to capture the moment.

In 1902, Paul Gregg visited Denver and was hired to work for the Denver Post and continued to do so until 1949.  His talent in capturing the scenery and people of the West proved to be a great asset for the paper which asked him to paint a new cover for the Sunday Denver Post’s magazine; The Rocky Mountain Empire every week.  Throughout his long 40-year career with the Post, Gregg painted over 2,000 paintings.

For many years, Gregg painted scenes celebrating Cheyenne Frontier Days for the Denver Post, which has had a special relationship with the rodeo from its beginning.  The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum is proud to offer this unique look at the humor, attention to detail and care Paul Gregg used in bringing the excitement of the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo to the people of the Rocky Mountain Front Range.

The Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving.
 Regular hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday
and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Children’s Winter Workshops

All workshops take place on Saturdays, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am Cost per class: $5 per child for Museum members & $10 per child per child for non-members

Sign ups have started for our Saturday Winter Workshops! Kids ages 5-14 are welcome to join us for some fun arts and crafts.

Join us on December 10th for Homespun Holidays from 9:30am – 11:30am,

January 14th,  Saturday Morning Cartoons

For more info or to sign up contact Megan Hesser at megan.hesser@oldwestmuseum.org

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.




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 .