Special Delivery – Douglas Van Howd
The Autry Museum is dedicated to sharing experiences of the people who settled the west – cowboys, Chinese immigrants, gold miners – and they also have over 250,000 significant Native American artifacts – from one of the most extensive collections in the world. There are many rifles and saddles to see!
Though DT and I had a much-rushed much-abbreviated tour through the museum (since we were with a two year old), we both enjoyed the art and interesting displays of western life.
Leo liked “riding a horse” at the museum
The family in the outdoor “gold mining” area
Murals at the Autry Center
The “exploration” area for children is awesome. Kids can unpack treasures from China and “work” in a Chinese restaurant. They can also pan for gold (on weekends).
Even a bike rack is a place to play
Indian tacos from the on-site cafe
All-in-all, a great museum for the entire family.
Leo had my camera on the way back to the house. He snapped a self-portrait.
NOTE TO READERS: I will be taking the next several days off due to the Yom Kippur holiday. Happy New Year!
Until my next update, I remain, your cowgirl correspondent.