The history of the world's largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration comes alive at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. A premier cultural and historical center in Southeast Wyoming, the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum offers members and visitors year-round programming, exhibits and activities that celebrate the heritage and pioneer spirit of the American West and the thrilling history of the world's first extreme sport.
Marvel at one of the nation's largest collections of historic horse-drawn carriages and wagons, experience the nation's most celebrated western art exhibitions and trace the history of Cheyenne Frontier Days from it's humble beginnings in 1897 to the world renowned pageantry today as The Daddy of 'em All. See the evolution of the rodeo clown into today's modern day bull fighter in our newest exhibit Bullfighters: The Risky Road to Glory.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum is located in the Northeast corner of Frontier Park at 4610 N. Carey Avenue, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
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Join us as we kick off our Wyoming Artist Series with Roy Kerswill. The exhibit features over 30 pieces of original artwork by the famous American Artist.
Roy Kerswill is best known for capturing the landscape of the American Spirit and heritage in his artwork.
He wrote a book titled "A Pictorial Story of the Oregon-California Trail," the result of six years of research and painting along the Oregon Trail. Roy has worked in both oil and watercolor and his subjects include western historical scenes and landscapes of the rugged and picturesque Teton Mountain Range in Wyoming.
mornings from 10am-12pm.
The workshops are only $10.00 per student. AGES 5-12
November 13, 2010 (Registration Deadline November 8)
Discover the fun of Map Making the Oregon Trail
The Museum is curating and presenting the Roy Kerswill exhibit opening, November 5, 2010. In conjunction with the exhibit the Museum will present a map making workshop, students will tour the Kerswill exhibit and create an inclusive map of the Oregon Trail to take home. Kerswill came to the United States via Canada when he sailed a cedar canoe in river waters from Canada to New Orleans, on a yearlong trip. This made him aware of pioneer experiences and heritage, the subject of most of his paintings. He has written a book entitled A Pictorial Story of the Oregon-California Trail, the result of six years of research and painting along the Oregon Trail.
December 4, 2010 (Registration Deadline November 29) Create a Christmas tree ornament in celebration of the Wyoming tree being selected to be the Christmas tree at the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC.
Wyoming has been given the honor of providing the 2010 Capitol Christmas Tree for the west front lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The perfect 65-foot tree is coming from the Bridger-Teton National Forest of western Wyoming. The Superintendent of the Capitol Grounds selected the tree in July. In November, it will be cut, loaded, and prepared for transport. Students will also learn about the history of the Christmas tree.
January 22, 2011 (Registration Deadline January 17)
Crazy about the Rodeo Clown
Mount an imaginary search of the Museum looking for and learn about the wild life of the rodeo clown. Afterwards find your way back to the kids room and find out how to properly apply Rodeo Clown makeup.