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Open House: The Day of the West

Add to calendar 2020-07-18 11:00:00 2020-07-18 16:00:00 Event - Open House - The Day of the West 2020 - Hart Hart Museum Hart Ranch infoweb@nhm.org America/Los_Angeles public
Western attire at the Cowboy Festival


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The west has played a major role in shaping the American identity, but how much of what we know was the reality? Those living in the old west experienced a sense of freedom and many individuals had more opportunities to be self-sufficient in the west than they did in other parts of the country. What were real cowboys like? How has our view of typical western characters changed over time? Come ‘round and see for yourself!