The Museum hosts four internship positions each year. Consider sponsoring one or all of these educational opportunities to fundamentally support the future of the Museum and our histories. Internships allow participating college-age students to experience hands-on work and learn the inside and out of education, marketing, collections, exhibits and arts programming. In 2019, internships span June 3, 2019 – August 9, 2019. Housing is not included. The stipend for each internship is $2,500. All interns are required to have a 3.5 GPA or above, and be in their final year of post-secondary school.
Please consider sponsoring one of four Kids’ Saturday Art Workshops, ages 5-12 for $250. Sponsorship for all four is available annually for $1,000.
The Museum hosts two week-long summer camps every year. Kids’ Cowboy/Cowgirl Summer Camp is for kids ages 5-12 to explore Western culture, including agriculture, history, and Cheyenne Frontier Days. Kids’ Western Art Summer Camp is for children ages 5-14 to explore Western art making; medias range from painting to printmaking and everywhere in between! Each camp can be sponsored annually at $1,500.
Additionally, the Museum hosts three adults-only art education workshops known as Art Uncork’d. Sponsorship is available for each Art Uncork’d at $300 each, or $900 for the entire set.
Benefits of education program sponsorship include naming and logo recognition on advertising materials, two (2) tickets to each sponsored event, and an opportunity to present your business to the workshop through brochures or a 5-minute presentation.
Choose your level of participation. Consider the Corporate Partner membership which provides multiple member benefits to your business or company. Think about having your business logo and link on our CFD Old West Museum website, or use our board room for one complimentary meeting each year. See more detail within our membership brochure.
The Museum’s Endowment Fund was developed in 2001. Contributions consist of a one-time pledge of $10,000 to be paid in one lump sum or over the course of ten years. As this is an endowment, the principal remains intact in a restricted account, with the Museum only using the income to fund general operations including arts, exhibits, education, and children’s programs.
This program ensures a high quality permanent collection for the Museum through the CFD Western Art Show and Sale as well as the Western Spirit Art Show and Sale. Donors choose to purchase a piece from either show as a fully tax-deductible charitable donation to the art collection. The Western Spirit Art Show and Sale Purchase Program is the Museum’s Contemporary Western Art Collection, while the CFD Western Art Show and Sale is the Museum’s Traditional Western Art Collection. These permanent collections are on view at the Museum each year as a rotating exhibit.
Multiple options are available for your planned giving. Your estate planning can become your lasting legacy for the Museum. Whether you need immediate income tax deductions or long term benefits, the CFD Old West Museum will work with you to design a charitable giving plan.
Donors who contribute $1,000 annually toward any area in the Museum are included in this honorary club. Contributions include annual giving, endowment, estate gifts, Museum membership, art purchases, and honorariums or memorials. Cheyenne Club members are recognized in the Museum’s Annual Report, Stageline, in the galleries on the Wall of Honor, and honored at special events.
We have grown to the point that currently, we do not have space to properly store, catalog, preserve, or grow our collection. To build on our success and provide additional educational opportunities for the community and its many visitors, the Museum is engaging in a $7.5 million Expansion Campaign to expand the building to house our carriages and collections, as well as create permanent exhibitions and galleries in the existing space. This is an exciting opportunity to increase tourism, as well as provide a year-round resource for our community.