Edward S. Curtis. The Three Chiefs – Piegan, c. 1900, Silver gelatin print. Volume 6, Portfolio Plate no. 209. Courtesy of Tim Peterson

Our Featured Exhibit

Light and Legacy:

The Art and Techniques of Edward S. Curtis

October 19, 2021 – April 30, 2023

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Arizona Highways recently filmed and broadcast an informative and entertaining tour of Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West with Dr. Tricia Loscher, Assistant Director of Collections, Exhibitions and Research. Dr. Loscher describes the founding of the museum, its unique, environmentally conscious architecture, storytelling mission, and outstanding docent program. Dr. Loscher also walks viewers through some of the fascinating exhibitions, artworks, and artifacts, encouraging visitors to “Find Yourself in the West.”


Arizona Native Edible Experience

Valley Favorites Announcement

Western Spirit Scottsdale Museum of the West has been chosen as one of the Valley’s favorites

Upcoming Programs

Arizona Native Edible Experience

Meet the Authors –

Jana Bommersbach & Bob Boze Bell:
Hellraisers & Trailblazers – The Real Women of The Wild West

A presentation by both authors on their latest collaborative effort. Followed by a short, moderated Question and Answer session. Books will be for sale and both authors have agreed to autograph any purchased the day of the event.

Event Dates

Thursday, February 9 at 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 27 at 2 p.m.

Los Alamos Parade

The Influence/Impact of Alamos, Sonora, Mexico on the Southwestern United States.

A presentation of the Scottsdale Sister Cities Association in conjunction with Western Spirit

Event Date

Thursday, February 16 at 6 p.m.

Author Chris Enss

Meet the Author – Chris Enss

A 45-minute presentation on two of the author’s exciting books: Iron Women: The Ladies Who Helped Build the Railroad

and The Pinks: The First Female Detectives, Operatives and Spies for the Pinkerton Detective Agency

Event Date

Friday, February 24 at 2:30 p.m.

Exhibitions On View


9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Thursday (November-April)
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday (May-October)
11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday
Closed Mondays

We suggest arriving early to allow approximately 2 hours to fully enjoy the museum prior to its prompt closing at 5pm.


Members have the ability to reserve free tickets through the member portal! Click below to reserve your time today.


To assist social distancing and guest accessibility, recorded information from gallery exhibit panels are now available in a self-guided audio tour format.

Please bring your own headphones.

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