Saturday, Dec 14, 2013, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Throughout 2013, we polled Autry visitors on their favorite Western film. The favorite proved to be Shane (1953), one of the most popular and influential Westerns ever made. So now, we’ll screen it again.
The History of Wells Fargo & Company is inseparable from the history of the American West. The stagecoach and six horses – the symbol that is synonymous with Wells Fargo – recalls a time when the stagecoach was the dominant means of long-distance transportation and communication.
The Motoring Explorer – Philip Johnston and the American Southwest: The rise of auto tourism played out in the Auto Club’s member magazine—originally titled Touring Topics before a name change to Westways in 1934—especially in the work of Philip Johnston, the author of 120 articles between 1925 and 1962.
Capturing California’s Romantic Past – The Watercolor Works of Eva Scott Fenyes: This online exhibition features slideshows and stories behind 56 watercolors of California adobes by Eva Scott Fenyes in the Autry’s collection.
The Colt Revolver in the American West: This online exhibition features slideshows and the stories behind 130 Colt artifacts in the Autry's collection.
Spanish Songs of Old California: This online exhibition focuses on Charles Lummis’s turn-of-the-century project to preserve, by recording, the traditional music of Southwestern Indian and Hispanic cultures.
History and Cultures of Mexico and the Southwest: The Autry National Center’s permanent collection of colonial Latin American artifacts includes objects that exemplify the material culture of New Spain's northern frontier or "borderlands."
More Than a Dream – Aviation Development in Southern California: An online exhibition from the collections of the Automobile Club of Southern California Archives.
“A Museum Works to Reinvent Itself, as Well as the American West” (New York Times)
If you're into the development of the West, the gold rush, the history of L.A … this place is pretty cool.– Michael G., Yelp
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