Opened in 2003, the Booth Western Art Museum (a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate) is home to one of the largest collections dedicated to the American history and its reflection in art. Its highlight topics are Civil War, cowboys, and Presidents.
The museum complex encloses the Booth Museum Research Library, a 140-seat Booth Theatre, a 60-seat multimedia theatre, a thematic store with books and prints of art images, a Presidential Gallery, a Sagebrush Ranch interactive gallery, etc. Numerous galleries showcase both historic and modern Western American art including Western illustration and Western movie posters. Over two hundred Native American artifacts are on display.
Besides permanent and temporary (six to ten annually) exhibitions, the Museum offers the daily Highlights Tour, hosts thematic lectures by historians, authors and artists as well as school group programs. Most activities are family-friendly, many of them (like Saddlebag) are designed specially for children.