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Museum of Northwest Colorado

Museum of Northwest Colorado Bookstore

The Museum is open year-round Monday thru Friday 9:00 to 5:00 and Saturday 10:00 to 4:00. 

Toll-free phone to order from the store is 877-825-6360

or email your order to: musnwco@moffatcounty.net

Or mail order with personal check or money order to: 

                                                 Museum of Northwest Colorado  590 Yampa Ave.  Craig, CO 81625 

Some of our Western Titles *:  (click * to go to Western Titles page)

“Arena Legacy – Heritage of the American Rodeo” by Rattenbury

“Buermann Star Brand Catalogue” – Reprint of 1922 edition
“Cowboy and Gunfighter Collectibles” by Mackin
"Cowboy Christmas" by Van Dyke
"Cowboy Culture” by Friedman
“Cowboy Encyclopedia” by Slatta
“Cowboy Hat Book” by Reynolds and Rand
“Cowboy Humor” by Campbell
“Cowboy Values” by Owen
“Cowboy Wisdom” by Stevenson
“Cowboying – Tough Job in a Hard Land” by Beckstead
“Cowboys and Trappings of the Old West” by Mann & Clair
“Packing Iron – Gunleather of the Frontier West” by Rattenbury
“Pulling Leather” by Mullins
“Western Fences” by Stoecklin
 
Quick Peek at Bookstore Specialty Items
Quick Peek at Bookstore Specialty Items

 

NEW PUBLICATION!   "Early Craig" .....   A look at Craig’s first years through a pictoral history! With many new images never before published, this book takes a fresh look at the early years of our region and what attracted settlers to this uniquely beautiful and challenging area of Northwest Colorado. Authored by the museum staff and published by Arcadia Publishers.         
                                      Softcover    Over 200 Photographs   
$21.99
 
Print of Original Oil Painting of Craig, 1895

Signed & numbered print of oil painting mural on display in museum.     

$20.00 plus $4.00 shipping     15" x 22" image size    Shipped unmatted and rolled in a tube

(Click on image to link to order print)

In September of 1895, photographer W.J. Johnston took a photograph of the business district of Craig, from the lower end of Yampa Avenue looking north from which this print was painted. The building at the far left was built in 1890 and housed the J.W. Hugus & Company store. The second building on the left was built by the Craig Land and Mercantile Company in 1889. It initially served as a mercantile store, and then later served several businesses, including the Ledford and Kittell Saloon. It burned to the ground in November 1914, and was replaced several years later by the two-story brick building that still stands on the northwest corner of Victory Way and Yampa Avenue. The other buildings on the west side of Yampa Avenue burned down in a fire that took place in February 1896. The first building on the right, now 509 Yampa, was just being completed at the time of this picture. It is still in use today, making it the oldest business building in Craig. The Christian Church building at the far end of the street was completed in 1894, but burned down on February 14, 1901. It was rebuilt at the same location in 1902, and is now the Center of Craig at 601 Yampa Avenue. In 1993, Frances Williams-Reust, Curator of the Museum of Northwest Colorado, painted an 11’ x 16’ oil painting of this image, which provides an impressive backdrop to the museum exhibits.

Bronze Sculpture  -  Miniature of James C. Robinson, Craig area cowboy
Cast in bronze.   
Fourteen and one half inches tall on five inch square base.  
Limited Edtion of 100
$495.00 plus Shipping 
This sculpture is a miniature of the life size bronze sculpture
that stands outside the museum entrance. 
Created by Jerry Smiley. 
Museum of Northwest Colorado
590 Yampa Ave.
Craig, CO 81625
Phone: 970-824-6360
Email: musnwco@moffatcounty.netmusnwco@moffatcounty.net

Open year round 
Monday thru Friday 9:00-5:00 Saturday 10:00 - 4:00
Admission Free - Donations Gladly Accepted
Museum is wheelchair accessible