ABOUT THE COLLECTION

The Museum is custodian to over 120,000 artifacts, a rich photographic archive, the largest and most diverse collection of Western carriages in the world, and a permanent collection of Western art. Our exhibits capture the drama and romance from the first Frontier Day in 1897 to its present celebration.

WESTERN CARRIAGES

Carriages are currently stored and dispersed across five different non-climate and non-humidity controlled locations. The Museum's current space constraints allow only 65 to be displayed at a time; expansion would allow displaying our collection of high historic significance together.

CFD HALL

OF FAME

Our CFD Hall of Fame is a permanent gallery. But with only 400 square feet to tell the story of 200 inductees, we currently use an interactive kiosk. While this is serviceable, we'd prefer to show visitors artifacts like the bench signed by Chris Ledoux, Lane Frost's felt hat, Dazee Bristol's organ, and more.

CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS

The CFD Old West Museum was founded with the goal of preserving the rich history of Cheyenne Frontier Days. We are able to display just a fraction of the story that people flock from all corners of the U.S. and world to experience firsthand. Expanded space will allow us to continue collecting and celebrating CFD.

HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS

The Museum holds 120,000 artifacts from the early days of Cheyenne, Cheyenne Frontier Days, and the urban and rural stories of the Magic City of the Plains. The lack of appropriate climate and humidity control puts this rare and significant collection at risk and space constraints hinder our ability to display more.

WESTERN ART COLLECTION

The Museum's Western art collection captures the drama and romance of the people, wildlife, ranches, mountains, and plains of the old and modern West. For 40 years, the Western Art Show has celebrated traditional cowboy art; each spring, the Western Spirit Show provides a contemporary color burst.

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY ROOM

Our interactive space includes camps and classes where children learn about and engage with Western culture and CFD activities through technology and creative play. Expansion will allow a full immersive, interactive gallery with a dedicated learning space for multi-generational activities, camps, and workshops.

CONTACT

 

CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS™ OLD WEST MUSEUM

4610 Carey Ave.

Cheyenne, WY 82001

(307) 778-7290​

EXPANSION PROJECT MANAGER

Phil Van Horn

phil.vanhorn@oldwestmuseum.org

CAMPAIGN MANAGER

Lonnie Reese

lonnie.reese@oldwestmuseum.org

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