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Our Story

Learn more about Cheyenne Frontier Days and the Old West Museum

Peruse our collection of stories and interesting facts


History of “The Daddy of ‘Em All”

Want to know all the Miss Frontiers of the 1940s? Want to know all the different carriage styles you can experience in the parades?

Would you like the opportunity to delve deeply into the chronicles of the greatest outdoor rodeo of all time? Here’s your chance.

Discover a variety of records for your perusal. We hope you enjoy this visual spark as a reference to Cheyenne Frontier Days.

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If These Walls Could Talk: Memories of Exhibits Past

Each and every year the Museum seeks to provide unique, new, and exciting exhibits for our guests in our galleries. Here you find glimpses of those stories. Peruse moments of the past and get a taste of what’s in store for you when you visit.

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Behind the Scenes

The Museum is responsible for receiving and preserving artifacts that provide an understanding of the history and culture of Cheyenne Frontier Days. When objects are brought in, we research and inspect the items for relevance to our Mission and Vision Statement. We prepare necessary documentation for the object; its history and nature. The Museum uses this information and these objects in exhibitions and research.

In maintaining objects over their Museum lifetime, proper means of care are applied. In telling stories with these items, these standards allow the Museum to build and foster public trust in the well-being of our collections. We do this so that the heritage of our community can be shared and engaged for many years to come.

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Ask an Expert

What’s the oldest object in your collection? Who was the first Miss Frontier? Who was the very first Saddle Bronc champion at Cheyenne Frontier Days? What Makes it the Daddy?

This is your chance to ask your questions. Inquire after our passionate team of Cheyenne Frontier Days experts. Dive deep into one of the best events the West has to offer!

Submit your questions here and come back often to find a personalized response.
We’ll be responding to questions on a monthly basis.

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Artifact Spotlight

Objects are the heart of the CFD Old West Museum. They connect us with the people, places, and stories of Cheyenne and Cheyenne Frontier Days, bridging our past with our present community.

Wonderful things to behold! Peer into history monthly with us.

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Volunteer Stories

A few years ago, the Museum embarked on a unique opportunity to create an oral history project called the Mobile Story Lab. One such interview conducted with long-standing volunteer Joan Faber, introduced us to the intricacies of western ranch life.

Witness candid moments like this! Come back every year for new volunteer perspectives.

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