In the words of Edward L. Gaylord, “In a society where youth struggle with identity and self-esteem, the values of honesty, integrity, and self-sufficiency associated with the spirit of the American West should be cherished and nurtured.”
The women of the Gaylord family wholeheartedly agree; and through their deep commitment to share these values his visionary leadership at the Museum is being carried on today though their efforts to help broaden Museum programing.
Their shared passion to connect youth to this important message comes to life through their support of the mission of Liichokoshkomo’ and the desire to continue building and sustaining world-class educational experiences for children and families to teach the rich history of the American West for generations to come.
Far beyond the museum the Gaylord women each took their gifts and passions into the world to create incredible things that our communities’ benefit from every day. The rescue of saddle breed horses, equine therapy, opening a YWCA Women’s Shelter, supporting wraparound services, working with Lyric Theatre, leading the way on healthcare, and so much more.