Make the most of your museum visit by participating in a docent-led tour. Three different, one-hour tours are available Tuesday—Friday:
Discovery Tour (11:15 a.m.)
Learn the story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (also known as the Corps of Discovery), as well as the personal stories and contributions of expedition members Sacagawea and York. You will also learn how contemporary artist Charles Fritz illustrated the Corps’ journey, more than 200 years later.
Western Tour (12:15 p.m.)
The tour of this one-of-a-kind collection brings to life the cowboys, lawmen and other figures of the Old West through their saddles, spurs, and other quintessentially western items. The 1,000+ artifacts are of the highest quality and nearly all are marked by an artisan renowned in his specialty.
Courage & Crossroads and Confluence of Cultures Tour (1:15 p.m.)
This tour of two exhibitions spotlights how encounters between American Indians and the first Euro-American explorers led to friendships, as well as conflicts. In addition, it touches on themes such as trappers, settlement and exploration. The exhibitions include paintings, bronzes, Pueblo pottery, rare Navajo chief’s blankets, and photographs by Edward S. Curtis.
NOTE: Reservations are not required, unless you are bringing a group of 15 or more.