Autry Institute Prizes
The Maverick Prize
The Autry Institute's Maverick Prize recognizes the work of an individual or organization that challenges conventional wisdom and prompts truly novel thinking about the past, present, and future of the American West. The winner of this prize receives $10,000 and an invitation to present the work at the Autry National Center.
Maverick Prize I: Malpai Borderlands Group
The Malpai Borderlands Group is a nonprofit organization led by ranchers who live and work primarily in Southeast Arizona and Southwest New Mexico. Its goal is to restore and maintain the natural processes that create and protect a healthy, unfragmented landscape to support a diverse, flourishing community of human, plant, and animal life in the borderlands region.
Maverick Prize II: Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF)
AIISF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote a greater understanding of Pacific Coast immigration and its role in shaping America's past, present, and future.
Nominations for Maverick Prize III are closed.
The Autry Public History Prize
The Autry Public History Prize is awarded annually by the Western History Association to media, exhibits, public programs, or written works that contribute to a broader public reflection and appreciation of the past or serve as a model of professional public history practice in the history of the North American West. The award consists of a $1,000 prize and a certificate to the award recipient. For more information, please visit the Western History Association.
The Butcher Scholar Award
Established in 2001 by the Women of the West Museum, the Butcher Scholar Award honors the vision, leadership, and generosity of Jane and Charlie Butcher. The Award supports original research that promise to deepen our understanding of the history of diverse women in the historical and contemporary West.
Through the Butcher Scholar Award, the Autry has supported research projects in western women’s history of emerging and established scholars since 2002. Beginning in 2012-2013, the Autry will expand the Butcher Scholar Award to a public program showcasing an invited speaker whose work breaks new ground in the history of western women.
The Autry continues to fund scholarly research projects and encourages historians of western women to apply for one of the many fellowships opportunities listed at http://theautry.org/research/fellowships
Check Your Guns: Firearms in the Old West
Jeffrey Richardson, Gamble Curator of Western History, Popular Culture, and Firearms, will lead a conversation on the place of guns and gun regulation in the...
Saturday, Dec 7, 2013 2:00 pm
Preview of Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork
Join us for the quarterly behind-the-scenes tour of the Historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus and get a sneak preview of the Autry's floral beadwork...
Saturday, Dec 14, 2013 1:00 pm
Quarterly Behind-the-Scenes Tour and Lecture
A tour of the Collections Conservation Project at the Autry's historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus is followed by a lecture by Assistant Curator Paige...
Saturday, Dec 14, 2013 1:00 pm
Cowboy Lunch: The Weapons of TV Westerns
A new afternoon lunch series brings together Western filmmakers and stars with Autry members and other fans of the genre.
Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 12:30 pm
Cowboy Lunch: Lonesome Dove's 25th Anniversary
Celebrate the anniversary of the Emmy Award–winning classic Lonesome Dove, and hear behind-the-scenes stories from some of the people who contributed to its success.