Hundreds of museums celebrate the American West (including more than a few east of the Mississippi). But True West magazine says the Adams Museum of Deadwood, SD, is one of the best.
In fact, the museum is #10 in True West’s Top 10 Western Museums of 2020. The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma took top honors.
The entire list of best museums is in True West’s September 2020 issue, on newsstands August 11.
“Deadwood is synonymous with the Old West,” says True West Executive Editor Bob Boze Bell. “The Adams Museum does a remarkable job of telling the stories of the region. It’s truly a great Western museum.”
Two-time Spur Award-winning writer Candy Moulton and the editors of True West selected the winners for this annual award based on extensive travels, research and firsthand experiences in visiting dozens of Western museums each year.
Moulton cited the museum for its exhibits on some of the great characters of the West, including Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and Seth Bullock. It also celebrates the area’s heritage as a gold rush town.
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