History

Riders on the Storm

When Hurricane Harvey flooded Southeast Texas farms and ranches, cowboys answered the call.

Charles M. Russell and Western Art Week

The cowboy artist’s namesake museum celebrates its 50th annual Russell Auction during Western Art Week.

America’s Musical Journey Makes Its Way to IMAX

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc traces the roots of American music through iconic cities like Chicago, Nashville, and New York in the latest IMAX feature film, America’s Musical Journey, dancing into theaters this Friday.

Book Shelf: Frederick Weygold

American painter, photographer, and ethnographer Frederick Weygold studied the life and culture of North American Indians, presenting his findings artistically and scientifically.

Ansel Adams at the Manzanar Relocation Center

Not 10 miles from the famous western film location of Lone Pine, California, photographer Ansel Adams documented a very different chapter of western history at the Manzanar Japanese internment camp.

Beer Can Appreciation Day

Today we salute frosty American ingenuity.

On View: Ken Burns’ American Quilts

Who knew Ken Burns was so into quilts? The International Quilt Study Center & Museum did, and it’s exhibited a lot of fine examples of Americana from the famed filmmaker’s never-before-displayed private collection.

Historic Bars in the West

Stepping into these Western watering holes is stepping back in time. Coaxing a stranger to dance with shots at his …