||We are extremely pleased to announce the Grand Re-Opening of the Orrin C. Curtiss Westernaire Museum of Western and Riding History. Newly expanded and renovated, our museum is housed in a relocated vintage barn within the Westernaire compound. Inside we proudly display a collection of informative, educational and state-of-the-art exhibits on horsemanship, the history of the west and the history of the Westernaire organization.
Jean Mensendick, Curator
Established in 1959 with Mr. E.E. Wyland’s private collection of western artifacts, the museum has since grown to include exhibits on horse anatomy, Buffalo Soldiers, the Sand Creek Massacre, a special section on the Mexican and Spanish influence and traditions, and a tribute to Buffalo Bill Cody. We have also included a research facility where members can access historical information from our extensive library or via computer.
Some of the fascinating exhibits in the museum include a wonde rful collection of Native American art, culture, costumes and history. You will also find an extensive collection of harnesses and carriages including a carriage used by both Abraham Lincoln and Buffalo Bill donated through the influence of descendants of Zebulon Pike.
15200 W. 6th Avenue,
Golden, Colorado 80401