Western Folklife Center & Wiegand Gallery Re-Open Monday, June 1

Western Folklife Center, Elko, Nevada

Photo by Hal Cannon.

We’re happy to announce the re-opening of the Western Folklife Center’s Gift Shop and Wiegand Gallery with Black Box Theater! These areas have been reconfigured to provide a safe environment for our visitors. Forgot your mask? We’ve got plenty of bandanas and are happy to share!

Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am to 5:30pm and Saturday, 10am-5pm

Other areas of the historic Pioneer Building – business offices, Pioneer Saloon, G Three Bar Theater, and lower level including restrooms – remain closed at this time due to ongoing concerns of the COVID-19 crisis.

While we have enjoyed sharing images of the “I’m Gonna Take My Horse…” exhibition with you on Instagram (@cowboypoetrygathering), nothing compares with seeing Marion Coleman’s amazing Blacks in the West quilts in person. Rory Doyle’s award-winning Southern Riders photographic series is also a treat to behold. The entertaining and historic comic series panels ofThe Chisholm Kid, and Vania Kinnard’s video tribute to “African American Western Pioneers” are also on display through Saturday, June 13, 2020. The Black Box Theater is currently showing Why The Cowboy Sings.

And of course, you can join us anytime online for music, poetry and other interesting and entertaining programs of the Western Folklife Center. Watch videos on Vimeo and YouTube, listen to interesting and entertaining audio pieces, explore through online exhibitions, join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more.

Thank you for your patience and for your continued support. We continue to periodically check phone and email messages, and we are happy to have you be part of the Western Folklife Center.

Western Folklife Center Staff

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