Keep the Spirit of the American West Alive
The vitality, drama and romance of pioneer life in the American West comes alive at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. Since the early days of the cattle industry and the advent of the transcontinental railroad, the people of of Cheyenne and Wyoming have played an integral part in the exploration, settlement and development of the West. Through a robust annual calendar of events, exhibits and educational programs, members of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old wEst Museum discover and experience the strong pioneer spirit of Cheyenne, trace the evolution of Cheyenne Frontier Days into the Daddy of ’em All, and celebrate the unique history of the State of Wyoming and the spirit of the American West.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum depends on private funds for our programs, services and maintenance of our permanent collections. Without your help, we would be unable to maintain and improve our collections, enhance our exhibits and offer a wide array of cultural events throughout the year. We offer many planned giving opportunities, all of which can be tailored to meet your specific financial, estate planning and philanthropic needs. Help us preserve the living history of Cheyenne and the American West.
Throughout the year, the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum shares with tens of thousands of visitors from around the globe the pioneer heritage, volunteer spirit and strong civic pride that is the hallmark of Cheyenne. Through your bequest or other planned gift, you ensure the preservation of the region’s rich history and help inspire visitors…. for generations to come.
Gifts of Securities
A gift of appreciated marketable securities is an attractive method of giving to the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. When you give long-term appreciated securities to the Museum you can receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the gift, you can avoid capitol gains tax on the appreciation and you help preserve the legacy of Cheyenne and the American West.
Tribute and Memorial Gifts
A tribute or memorial gift to the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum is a thoughtful way to honor the memory of a beloved friend or family member while helping preserve the history of the American West. General unrestricted gifts to the Cheyenne Frontier Old West Museum are the greatest need for the Museum as they provide financial flexibility and enable us to prepare and respond to future needs of the Museum.
Many companies will match their employees charitable donations to the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum and to the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum Endowment. Please consult with your human resources or benefits office to see if your employer matches charitable contributions to 501(c)
(3) non-profit organizations.
The Endowment Fund is a program of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum where donors pledge to give a minimum of $10,000 to our Museum’s restricted endowment account. The $10,000 tax-deductible gift may be either a lump sum gift, or spread over ten annual installments of $1,000 each.
The purpose of the Endowment Fund is to endow general Museum operations so that the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum can continue to remain one of the top cultural destinations in the region for generations to come. Because this is an endowment, the principal remains intact in a restricted account, with the Museum only using the income earned from the endowment to fund general operations including arts, education and children’s programs.
** To become a member, please see our Membership and Membership Benefits page .
The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to interpreting, conserving and exhibiting the history and material culture of Cheyenne, Cheyenne Frontier Days, Laramie County and the State of Wyoming. For your records, our IRS non-profit tax identification number is 83-0239830.