The Museum is both proud and fortunate to be able to engage with a wide variety of individuals from our community in the course of our daily operations. One such group of people long involved, but little recognized is our ever-changing set of Mormon Missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints here in Cheyenne.
Over the years I have been here, dozens of different Elders (young men) and Sisters (young women) have offered their services in a number of different capacities week after week. While they rotate out of their missions regularly, the brief time spent with us is both valuable and cherished. They help keep our galleries sparkling, build new exhibits and art shows, and even interact with our guests through the Museum’s events.
Reflecting on recent experiences, one of our newest Elders put it this way,
At the Old West Museum, volunteering is an adventure. Surrounded with good people and good work, every hour is filled with smiles and laughter; every project calling for sweat as well as cheer. With people like Brian the Giant at the helm, one feels compelled to go boldly into every new task.
In short, we couldn’t do what we do without them, and we offer our sincerest thanks and best wishes to all those who have volunteered for the Museum.
-Brian C. Briggs, Curator of Exhibits