Friday, September 4, 2009

Old West Museum

When I was just a kid growing up in Colorado the most talked about event of the year was Cheyenne Frontier Days across the border in Wyoming. Rodeo, parades, concerts, food, and fun, Cheyenne Frontier Days had it all, and it still does, year after year. And year after year there has been dedicated people working behind the scenes to make Frontier Days special. On September 11, 2009, the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum will hold its Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony starting at 5 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person and the seating is limited, so call them as soon as you can to make your reservation at (307) 778-7290.

I also recommend checking out the Old West Museum web page because there is just so much going on at the museum that you don’t want to miss. They currently have a retrospective exhibit of the art of sculptor Chris Navarro. I had the privilege of seeing his work displayed at Colorado State University once and it is outstanding. The exhibit will be on display through October 14th. The museums website is at


Tim Shey said...

I remember hitchhiking from Denver to Cheyenne during Frontier Days. I couldn't believe all the cars going north out of Denver. The traffic wasn't going over 20 miles per hour. This rodeo cowboy picked me up; he had to get to Cheyenne because he was entered in the bull riding session.

There is a nice museum in Pecos, Texas. I hitchhiked through their once and had a nice talk with one of the ladies that worked at the museum. I even gave her a copy of my short story "High Plains Drifter". I think they have big rodeo in Pecos every year.

Darla Sue Dollman said...

I love Old West museums! I've only been through Pecos once. I didn't know they had a museum or I would have tracked it down!

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