The mission of the Museum of Western Film History is to collect, preserve, protect, archive and exhibit a variety of original materials containing information of permanent historical value relating to the history and heritage of the American Western Film for thepreservation, education and enrichment of the public.
The Museum actively pursues collections of personal papers, business and organizational records, as well as memorabilia that reflect and document aspects of Western film history and popular culture for successive generations to discover. Our new archival library, funded through membership and sponsor contributions, will be formally dedicated and opened in October 2018 during the 29th Annual Film Festival.The main room has been transformed into a reception area with custom book shelves and filing drawers to hold the Museum’s 6000 plus and growing, lobby card collection. Two large custom poster drawer cabinets will house the 800 plus movie poster collection. A media center will provide TV, DVD player and Internet support for the library.
Three of the rooms will be dedicated during the Festival: The West Annex as the Dave Holland Annex, The East office in the name of Taylor Fairfield; and the main reception area that houses the graphics library as the Langley Family Graphic Archives.
To learn more about accessing our library for research, please contact the Museum’s Executive Director, Shawn Lum at email@example.com