Spirit of the West Celebration

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Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is celebrating the donation of “The A.P. Hays Spirit of the West Collection” to the museum with free admission to the entire museum from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and a special informational presentation by the collection donor Abe Hays.

The Paradise Valley resident and retired owner of Arizona West Galleries will speak on the topic of Western spurs beginning at 6:30 p.m. A dessert reception will follow at 7:30 p.m.

The one-of-a-kind collection includes more than 1,400 authentic Western artifacts including leather saddles, rare badges, spurs, firearms, Wild West Show objects, and a “wanted” poster for the arrest of legendary outlaws Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker.

For more information on The A.P. Hays Spirit of the West Collection, click here.