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McCracken Research Library – Tours & Toddies

September 15, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT

As the McCracken’s collection has grown, so has the library’s space changed. Looking into the Reading Room from the Library Gallery in 2020.

Exclusive Tours & Toddies

McCracken Research Library

September 15, 2023
6 p.m.

Join Eric Rossborough, Associate Librarian and Senior Cataloger of the McCracken Research Library, on September 15 at 6 p.m. to explore the sixth institution of the Center of the West. Does the rich, warm smell of old books call to you? Does discovering the secrets and histories of the library pique your interest? At this event, Exclusive Tours is cracking open the stacks that are usually hidden behind closed doors and diving into the lives and legends of the written wild West.

Be sure to join us for our 2-hour premium Exclusive Tours & Toddies event featuring the McCracken’s collection. The library holds 36,000 books, more than 600 numbered manuscript collections, over one million photographic images, and countless stories.

Whether it’s first edition publications, original photographs, vintage maps, or forgotten letters, the McCracken Research Library houses a vast collection of rare archival items and materials that provide insights into our region’s history. Guests at this event get up close to words written by Lewis and Clark, papers touched by Buffalo Bill, and photographs taken by Harold McCracken himself.

Following the tour, Eric brings the group back to the Exclusive Tours Depot for Q&A, custom charcuterie, and adult beverages. Enjoy our sweet “Manuscript Melts” and toast to the memory of Harold McCracken and his historic Northern Expeditions with our special “Arctic Explorer” cocktail.

This VIP Exclusive Tour experience is $60 per person, and just $55 for Center of the West members. Spots are limited! Advanced registration is required. Don’t miss this exciting and exclusive evening!

Button: Register Now for our September 15 Exclusive Tours & Toddies event featuring the McCracken Research Library

Register online at tickets.centerofthewest.org, by calling 307-254-7073, or by e-mailing [email protected].

McCracken Research Library

And look ahead to September 24 and our “Tours & Trails” Historic Cabin Crawl. Click for details.


September 15, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
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