The Autry Museum of the American West (then the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum) opened its doors to the public in 1988 with the goal to collect, preserve, and interpret materials related to the history of the American West. Throughout the last 30 years, the Autry has continued and extended its founders’ vision by offering a wide array of exhibitions and public programs exploring the West’s art, history, and cultures, ranging from its annual American Indian Arts Marketplace to vibrant exhibitions. To celebrate the museum’s 30th anniversary this fall, the Autry will host special events and programs—including a private concert by Willie Nelson, talks, screenings, special offers, and more.
Gene Autry’s 111th Birthday
See films from the year the Autry was founded–1988!