The Chamber Ambassadors attended an amazing Ribbon Cutting with Jim Austin Online- National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum.
The relocation of The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum is more than just a physical move; it represents a commitment to preserving our shared history and ensuring that future generations can connect with the rich cultural tapestry of the American West.
Founded in 2001, the Museum acknowledges the multicultural contributions of Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, European Americans, Asian and African Americans in the settlement of the American frontier. Works of artists and others who documented people and events of the time via journals, photographs, and other historical items are part of the museum’s collection of overlooked materials that tell, often for the first time, our complete story.
Through various educational programs (e.g., storytelling sessions, “Forgotten Cowboys Tour,” cultural heritage workshops, historical reenactments, participatory learning, and hybrid programming) at the museum and in the community, the Museum shares our multicultural western heritage while instilling positive values of diversity, tolerance, hard-work, and determination. Visitors to the Museum and at our traveling exhibitions leave with an awareness that the American West came into being through the struggles and triumphs of racially and socio-economically diverse people.