The Black American West Museum is currently closed due to interior restoration of the building and the revitalization of our exhibit space.
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HONORING AFRICAN 

AMERICANS WHO PAVED THE WAY 
IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES

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OUR 

MISSION

The Museum began with Paul Stewart, who as a child playing cowboys and Indians, always played an Indian because he was told, "There is no such thing as a Black Cowboy."

The mission of the Black American West Museum & Heritage Center is to promote an understanding of the role that African Americans played in the settlement and growth of the western United States through its collections, programs and exhibits.