Center of the American West

The Center's mission is to explore the distinctive character and issues that are of paramount importance to Westerners; to bring to bear widely diverse insights as we explore the West of the past, to examine the present, and to prepare for the future; and thus to help Westerners become well-informed, participating citizens in their communities and the West. The Center's program brings together people from every Western cultural tradition and occupation in settings where all Westerners can contribute to the dialogue about critical matters ranging from water and grazing to regional identity, from community development to public policy, and from the region's history to the character of Western literature, music, and arts. For information about the Center and their upcoming events, visit theĀ Center of the American West's website