The Black American West Museum is currently closed due to interior restoration of the building and the revitalization of our exhibit space.
AMERICANS WHO PAVED THE WAY
IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES
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.