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.
This is a limited edition porcelain doll made by Frankie-Lee from 1982 representing Miss Frontier and her iconic buckskin outfit. In 1931 Jean Nimmo Dubois was the first lady known as Miss Frontier representing Cheyenne Frontier Days ™. The 2019 Miss Frontier is Halley Jankovsky and Lady in Waiting is Bailey Bishop. Come to Cheyenne Frontier Days™ to see them wearing their buckskins!
This is a poker chip from the 2015 Cheyenne Frontier Days™. Volunteers are given a different colored poker chip every year that acts as a pass onto the bus that takes volunteers to Frontier Park. They are a beautiful collectible that recognizes the importance of volunteerism with Cheyenne Frontier Days.
Volunteers are a longstanding tradition with Cheyenne Frontier Days and the CFD Old West Museum. Not only do over 2,500 Volunteers come together every year to make the world’s largest outdoor rodeo come to life but volunteers were responsible for founding the CFD Old West Museum in 1978. Volunteer work is still a vital part of both Cheyenne Frontier Days and the Museum’s operations; we simply could not stay open without the support of our volunteers.
This artifact is an outfit worn by Connie Davis who volunteers for both Cheyenne Frontier Days and the CFD Old West Museum! This outfit was worn by volunteers who worked in the Howdy Wagons. The Howdy Wagons are The Information Wagons around the park that provides the visitor with information and guidance to the park. These wagons are a part of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Public Relations Committee.
We appreciate the dedication, time and effort our volunteers put forth to assist the museum in its growth and improvement. Thank you all for your commitment to Cheyenne Frontier Days and the CFD Old West Museum!