IMPRINTING THE WEST: MANIFEST DESTINY, REAL AND IMAGINED
September 1 – October 20, 2016
Throughout the nineteenth century as Americans pushed west toward the Pacific, they were fascinated by westward expansion in North America. Printed imagery—lithographs and engravings—played an important role in the dissemination of knowledge and understanding about the West and its inhabitants. Now visitors to the Museum’s new exhibition, Imprinting the West: Manifest Destiny, Real and Imagined, opening September 1, 2016 will see 48 hand-colored engravings and lithographs that explore these depictions and the influence the artists had on the perception of the wild west.
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 for Museum members and $50 for non-members, please call us at (307) 778-7290 for more information or click the link below to make your reservations.
Class of 2016 Inductees
Duane “Bubba” Roedocker
For information on the Inductees Click here
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.