36th Annual Western Spirit Art Show & Sale

Bear Gone Fishing, Oil, by Dawn Normali

The 36th Annual Western Spirit Art Show & Sale opened March 4, 2017 and runs until Saturday April 16, 2017.

This show features over 100 western artists from across the country.  This year, we received over 700 art submissions and we feature around 280 pieces.  Additionally, each artist who is juried into the show has the option to bring to miniature pieces, no larger than 168 square inches including frame, to be included in our Vandewark Miniature Show.

Youth Art Month

In conjunction with our Western Spirit Art Show & Sale, the Museum celebrates Youth Art Month, giving people of all ages the opportunity to learn from professional artists in the art show.

Art Uncork’d April 7 from 5:30-8:30pm 

Western Spirit Artist Jim Jereb will lead a print-making workshop.  Workshop participants will be working on a 5″ x 7″ linoleum block and should bring a sketch, idea or photograph to work from.  All other materials and tools will be provided!  This event offers wine & beer, and food by Alchemy Catering.  Cost: $30 for members, $35 for non-members.

Saturday Workshop April 8 from 2:00-4:00pm

Children aged 5-14 are invited to create a watercolor painting with Joy Keownn, a professional artist featured in the Western Spirit Art Show & Sale.  Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members.  Materials included.

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

Historic Movie Night Series

Presented by the Marie Jordan Bell Fund

March 18, 2017 – 6:30pm-8:30pm

100 Years of Cheyenne Frontier Days: Relive the Legends of the “Daddy of ’em All”

April 28, 2017 – 6:30pm-9:30pm

The Hateful 8

November 10, 2017 – 6:30pm-8:30pm

Cheyenne Autumn

Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for children; tickets available at the door

Contact Mariah West at 307-778-1417 or mariah.west@oldwestmuseum.org for tickets and more information.


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 .