December 1, 2019
Greetings from Exhibits at the CFD Old West Museum, your visual story center for all things Cheyenne Frontier Days history. We are proud to bring you a new Miss Frontier Exhibition. The “Bucks” are out on display and the Miss Frontier tale will be put forth like never before. This includes a new and evolving kiosk display that allows guests to dive into the historic past of CFD’s ambassador.
We are kicking off the exhibition with a rare and unique item. As she was the first Miss Frontier in 1931, Jean Nimmo was not given a uniform. The boots and hats were awarded to her as prizes from local businesses and she wore her own clothing. In 1935, based on advice from the popular showgirl Sally Rand, Miss Frontier was dressed in a uniform of white buckskin divided skirts and a bolero over a satin shirt. For a limited time, you can now see more contemporary editions of those now classic buckskins beside Jean Nimmo’s original jacket! In addition, we have added a new set of rarely seen objects, such as 2017 Miss Frontier Rylee Anderson’s spurs, that help celebrate the legacy of this CFD icon!
We want you to be a contributor to the legacy of Miss Frontier. Have you seen the Miss Frontier flags that hang in our Carriage Hall? Do you want to make sure that a particular Miss Frontier is honored with her own flag that hangs year-round at the CFD Old West Museum? Now is your chance.
If you want to see any particular Miss Frontier displayed year-round at the Museum, we are ready for you. In order to commemorate the new project and the new Miss Frontier exhibition, the design of the flags have been updated and orders are now being taken for the production of these flags. If you are interested, now is your time to reach out to the Museum and get involved. Several parties have jumped in and ordered theirs already! We urge you to hurry in now so we can get the orders going for presentation during the Western Art Show in the summer of 2020. The donation required is $150, which allows us to design, order, and ship a flag for a particular Miss Frontier.
Otherwise, all we need is a few minutes of your time. We’d love to visit with you about any particular Miss Frontier, and make plans for the order. These flags will hang in our Carriage Hall for years to come adorning our art shows and carriage displays, all the while helping to commemorate one of the best parts of our CFD heritage, the Frontier Day’s Royalty. Let’s make this happen together! Please contact me at [email protected] to get one started today. We look forward to seeing you at the Museum this winter as we celebrate all the wonderful traditions that truly make Cheyenne Frontier Days the “Daddy of ‘em All” ®.
-Brian C. Briggs