Learn more about the unique culture of the American West at the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum. Contributions of the Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and African Americans in the Western settlements are acknowledged in the exhibits. You will also find an area for the Hall of Fame, a section dedicated to the individuals who have made a great impact to the Western culture. Photos, journals, and the works of artists who documented the West's rich past are part of the collection.
Things to Do
- See the exhibits such as the Tusekgee Airmen, the Buffalo Soldiers, and the Native American and Hispanic contributions.
- Visit the Hall of Fame and get to know the men and women who have greatly contributed to propagating the Western heritage. Each year, a selection committee meets to review the nominations. Inductees for 2014 include Anne Lockhart and Barry Corbin.
- Join interactive activities such as scavenger hunts, puzzles, and matching games.
- Bring your kids on Saturdays for a free storytelling activity. Guest storytellers will regale the kids with stories about the history of the settling of the American Western Frontier plus some more stories about modern-day cowboys.
- Check the museum store for DVDs, books, and souvenir items that you can purchase.
National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum Insider Tips
- If you are going with a group of 10 or more persons, call the museum for a reservation and get the group tour rates.