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    Fall 2016 Renovations are Complete

    Following our closure during the month of September, the Black American West Museum & Heritage Center is open for business. Thank you for your patience during renovations.

    We will continue working to preserve the legacy of African Americans in the West because "We Tell It Like It Is... So That We Will Never Forget How It Was".

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    An Art Sale on the Grounds of the Museum

    In May 2016 board members, advisors and volunteers contributed to an art sale, where the visitors learned about the museum and indulged themselves with works of art portraying African American culture and Western iconography.

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    BAWM&HC participates in Doors Open Denver 2016

    Doors Open Denver (DOD) is an annual event that brings people from around the nation to Colorado. "Each spring, the Denver Architectural Foundation (DAF) inspires the community to connect, through self-guided (free) or expert-guided (fee-based) tours of Denver’s unique spaces, including high-profile, historic and/or artistic feats of architecture and design. Doors Open Denver tells the story of where Denver is, where it has been and where it’s going." The Black American West Museum & Heritage Center is proud to have its historic residence, the home of the late Dr. Justina Ford, among those stories.

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  • Our Fall 2016 Renovations are Complete
  • Art Sale, Summer 2016
  • Doors Open Denver 2016
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    "We Tell It Like It Is... So That We Will Never Forget How It Was"

    Motto of the Black American West Museum & Heritage Center

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    Bass Reeves, the first African-American lawman west of the Mississippi, claimed to have arrested over 3,000 felons. One of his trademarks was a silver coin, and he is reputed to be the real "Lone Ranger."

    Terri G., Docent and Lead Presenter

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    Mary Fields, "Stagecoach Mary", was the first African-American woman star route mail carrier. "Born a slave somewhere in Tennessee, Mary lived to become one of the freest souls ever to draw a breath, or a .38."

    Gary Cooper, Hollywood Movie Star