Uncategorized | September 30, 2009
Wally Reber of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center will present “Interior West: The Craft and Style of Thomas Molesworth,” at 7 p.m., October 6 at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne.
Presented in conjunction with the State Museum’s current exhibit, “Molesworth: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” Reber will present an illustrated presentation on the rustic western furniture maker.
Molesworth owned and operated the Shoshone Furniture Company in Cody from 1931 to 1961. For thirty years, Molesworth created western furniture for ranches and hotels throughout the United States including the famous Ranch A, near Beulah, Wyoming; Eisenhower’s Den; and the Rockefeller Ranch. It is said that he single-handedly popularized “cowboy furniture” or the western style of furniture design.
Following Reber’s talk, guests will be invited to view the exhibit which is on display through October 24.
The Wyoming State Museum is located in the Barrett Building, 2301 Central Avenue in Cheyenne. For more information about this and other Wyoming State Museum programs, please call 777-7022.