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Kids Take Over the Cowboy: Old West Text Messages

Communication today is quick and easy. In the Old West, it was not quite as simple but was no less important. Come learn some of the ways people in the Old West communicated with each other. Make a necklace with your name in Morse code. Write a letter. Send a message using a mirror. Enjoy storytime at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Free for members or with Museum admission. Available while supplies last.


Signature Tour

From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from Native Americans and mountain men and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the working cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture. Walk away with a better understanding of the diverse cultures that have shaped...

Adventure District
Adventure Road
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