The Autry National Center, located within Griffith Park, is a museum that is dedicated to preserving the history of the American West. On July 27, 2013, The Autry National Center will premiere a new exhibit titled Western Frontiers: Stories of Fact and Fiction. The date was carefully chosen for the opening of the exhibit as it is the National Day of the Cowboy. Visitors who already know where to stay in Hollywood and are looking for something interesting to do should check out the Autry National Center and the brand new Western Frontiers exhibit.
The Western Frontiers exhibit will feature the new George Gamble Firearms Gallery. The focus will be on the various types of firearms used during the history of the West. Visitors will be able to explore the various roles guns played between the opening of the Western frontier all the way to the time when Western shows were seen on television. The time span covered is roughly from the end of the 18th century until the middle of the 20th century. The exhibit will showcase rifles, carbines, and revolvers that were actually used by everyone from pioneers, hunters, the military, and even entertainers. In addition, the exhibit will also contain historical documents, artworks, and cultural artifacts from the Autry’s collection.
The Autry National Center is open on Tuesday-Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The museum, Autry store, and cafe are all closed on Mondays. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for students, $4 for children ages 3-4, and free for children under 3. Active military personnel, veterans, peace officers, and park rangers can receive free admission with current ID. In addition to the museum, guests can also visit the Autry Store, the Autry Cafe, and the Autry Library.
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