The Nelson Current Exhibition and Collections

The Nelson Museum of the West

Jan. 3, 2024 - Dec. 31, 2027

1717 Carey Avenue
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
Phone: 307 635-7670

following quote taken from The Nelson Museum of the West website. “The idea for the Nelson Museum was born on the Plains of Africa, in the outback of Australia, the snow of Siberia and Alaska and in hunting camps in numerous other locations around the world.

The collection itself was designed by our Founder Robert L. Nelson to show visitors a broad spectrum of our older western cultures.  Cowboy, Charro, Art, Native American and Military aspects of the west were carefully studied and needed artifacts put on a list for acquisition. The collection grew through the 1970s, 1980s and in 1998, the museum was opened to the public. Many Collections are very deep. Our collection is very wide!  Each spur, saddle, firearm and artifact was added to the collection for a purpose. Each was added to make the story more complete. At this writing and including the 4000 book library, the collection totals over 14,000 items.”

For more information visit the The Nelson Museum of the West website at the above link.

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