The Black American West Museum & Cultural Center (BAWM) was originally founded to tell the story of “Black Cowboys”. The museum has widened it’s scope and tells the “stories” of those early Blacks who came west and performed as miners, soldiers, homesteader, ranchers, blacksmiths, schoolteachers, lawmen and every other professions needed to build up the West.
This fascinating museum, located in the former home of Colorado’s first black woman doctor, hosts countless photographs, artifacts and interactive exhibits that tell the story of the Wild West through a different lens. One of the Black American West Museum’s most intriguing exhibits focuses on Dearfield, a once-bustling black pioneer town, founded in 1910 near Greeley, Colo. Dearfield is now a ghost town, but the museum owns a good portion of the site, and offers informative tours of this eye-opening part of African-American pioneer history. Contact the museum for details.
Located on the corner of 30th and California Streets. Just minutes for the Historic 5 points