Night at the Museum of the West
For two nights the Museum of the West came alive!
During the grand opening of the Cortez Calendar exhibit, strange things started to happen at the Museum. An electric problem cut out all but a few lights in the building and patrons were guided through the Museum by security guards. Along the way it was discovered that the Calendar had been stolen. A talking portrait of Teddy Roosevelt revealed that ever since the Calendar had entered the Museum, things had been coming to life.
On their trip through the Museum, participants met a Spanish conquistador, were offered corn bread from Sacajawea, were chased by dinosaurs, witnessed a Civil War battle broken up by Annie Oakley and peered into class in a one room schoolhouse. They listened to an opera singer lament the loss of the Park Opera House, witnessed a barroom brawl, met local WASP pilotAnnabelle Craft Moss and spoke to a uranium miner all while being chased by Genghis Khan. As if that were not enough, Phileas Fogg dropped in on his hot air balloon during his 80 day trip around the world and the stage coach was robbed by bandits who were outwitted by President Roosevelt. In the end, the Calendar was recovered and over 600 people enjoyed the show and music by Danny Agauanian.
A special thanks to the Lost Theatre Troupe for all of their dedication and work and to Wells Fargo and NBC 11 News for sponsoring the event.