Congratulations to the 2020 Beardsley Scholarship Winner, Andrea Kloehn! Congratulations to the 2020 National History Day, Western History Award Winners!

Turning Hindsight Into Foresight

The Center of the American West takes as its mission the creation of forums for the respectful exchange of ideas and perspectives in the pursuit of solutions to the region's difficulties. We at the Center believe that an understanding of the historical origins of the West's problems, an emphasis on the common interests of all parties, and a dose of good humor are essential to constructive public discussion.

Inside the Center

Learn More About The Wallace Stegner Award 2018 Recipient Ken Burns

Learn More About Faculty Director & Chair of the Board Patty Limerick