Nelson Museum of the West

Cheyenne, WY



Nelson Museum of the West Opens in Cheyenne Wyoming


Opened in 1998, the Nelson museum is dedicated to the preservation of fine Cowboy and Indian collectibles and fine art of the West. A research library of over 3,000 volumes is part of the collection as well. The museum is designed to house over 20 different exhibits, some permanent and some rotating.

Robert L. Nelson, founder of the museum, was born in Cheyenne in 1941. He has been and continues to be a collector of all things western. Mr.Nelson practiced law in Cheyenne for 26 years before retiring in 1993 to spend more time with his other business interests and building the museum which bears his name. (article date 2/1/99)

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