Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center

Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center The Olaf Wieghorst Museum Foundation is about Preserving Western Heritage
The Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center is located at: 131 Rea Ave El Cajon, CA 92020-3918 (619) 590-3431

The Olaf Wieghorst Gallery and Western Heritage Museum is dedicated to preserve and promote the works of Olaf Wieghorst and the heritage of the great American West that he so loved and was committed to. Olaf Wieghorst was a unique and extraordinary artist, cowboy, soldier, police officer and outstanding horseman. The original Wieghorst House is now located on Museum property and has been restored as is deserving of a local landmark.

Mission: The Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center in El Cajon, California, honors the accomplished artist who lived in our community for more than 40 years.

We had a full house! The Sip & Paint class was so much fun. Thanks to our instructor, Katie, for making us feel like we ...
05/02/2019

We had a full house! The Sip & Paint class was so much fun. Thanks to our instructor, Katie, for making us feel like we actually had talent. Good company and good fun. Stay tuned. We'll do it again in the fall.

The cactus garden is coming to life with blooms galore.
05/02/2019

The cactus garden is coming to life with blooms galore.

If you are a collector or want to start, this is a great deal. This is just a few of the prints and plates the museum is...
05/02/2019

If you are a collector or want to start, this is a great deal. This is just a few of the prints and plates the museum is offering for sale - some as low as $25.00. Don't let this get away from you.

You don't want to miss this. Some great stuff here!
04/24/2019

You don't want to miss this. Some great stuff here!

Come by the Museum and see this exhibit of Storyteller Dolls before it's too late. They will be shown through March 30th...
03/14/2019

Come by the Museum and see this exhibit of Storyteller Dolls before it's too late. They will be shown through March 30th. Many thanks to the friend of the museum that has lent these charming dolls to the Museum to share.

This lovely drawing was found while going through some of our old files. We thought you might enjoy it. This was sketche...
02/27/2019

This lovely drawing was found while going through some of our old files. We thought you might enjoy it. This was sketched by Mary Redding in 1999 and donated to the Foundation. She drew this prior to all the ivy being removed. We applaud her x-ray vision.

Photos from Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center's post
05/07/2018

Photos from Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center's post

Come on over to the Wieghorst Museum and view our latest artist exhibit “Dare to be Different” by local San Diego Art Gu...
05/06/2018

Come on over to the Wieghorst Museum and view our latest artist exhibit “Dare to be Different” by local San Diego Art Guild. Now through May 28.

04/28/2018

Please join the Wieghorst Museum for the opening of our newest artists exhibit “Dare to be Different”, now through May 28.

Join us this afternoon (Saturday, April 28) for the opening reception: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Wine/beer and light appetizers. Open to the public. Please join us to enjoy some beautiful pieces of art that are also for sale.

Olaf’s wife Mae , (Mabel) was a collector of beautiful turquoise jewelry. Here are some we have on display in the Museum...
04/01/2018

Olaf’s wife Mae , (Mabel) was a collector of beautiful turquoise jewelry. Here are some we have on display in the Museum.

This is one of five sculptures Olaf created.
03/16/2018

This is one of five sculptures Olaf created.

Another of Olaf’s originals on exhibit at the Wieghorst Museum.
03/15/2018

Another of Olaf’s originals on exhibit at the Wieghorst Museum.

03/14/2018
03/06/2018
As most people who are familiar with Olaf know, he appeared in two movies with John Wayne, “El Dorado” and “McLintock”. ...
03/06/2018

As most people who are familiar with Olaf know, he appeared in two movies with John Wayne, “El Dorado” and “McLintock”. In the opening credits from “El Dorado” many of Olaf’s paintings were featured. One being “Salt River Canyon”. We are fortunate to have this original as part of our permanent collection now on display in the Museum.

This is a series of five watercolors Olaf did for a book with Louis L’Amour. Unfortunately L’Amour passed before the boo...
02/23/2018

This is a series of five watercolors Olaf did for a book with Louis L’Amour. Unfortunately L’Amour passed before the book could be finished.

11/02/2017
03/31/2017

We are so excited! We have received, from the Wieghorst family, 53 pieces of original art-oils, sketches, watercolors, pen & ink-most never exhibited before. They are now part of our permanent collection and will be on display on a rotating basis so all can be seen. I plan to try to post one or two images on the site weekly for everyone to preview. So stop by again.

This is a reminder that the Fashion Show benefiting the Wieghorst Museum is this Saturday ! Be sure to call the museum o...
06/15/2016

This is a reminder that the Fashion Show benefiting the Wieghorst Museum is this Saturday ! Be sure to call the museum office for tickets or reservations.

Also in June ! The annual fashion show coming back better than ever at a new location please share this flyer on you timeline!!!

If you missed this weekends BBQ Concert and Fundraiser in the Museum Cactus Garden you missed a great time and the chanc...
06/06/2016

If you missed this weekends BBQ Concert and Fundraiser in the Museum Cactus Garden you missed a great time and the chance to contribute to two great causes. This event benefitted the education programs at the museum and raised funds for Son's of Charity (SOC) who supports and fights in the trenches raising money to help families with children fighting cancer.

Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center's cover photo
06/06/2016

Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center's cover photo

Also in June ! The annual fashion show coming back better than ever at a new location please share this flyer on you tim...
05/12/2016

Also in June ! The annual fashion show coming back better than ever at a new location please share this flyer on you timeline!!!

It's coming up quick! Make your ticket reservations now!
05/12/2016

It's coming up quick! Make your ticket reservations now!

Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center
05/05/2016

Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center

Facebook is not allowing us to boost this post so please share with your friends on your timeline to help get the word out. Thank you!

Facebook is not allowing us to boost this post so please share with your friends on your timeline to help get the word o...
05/05/2016

Facebook is not allowing us to boost this post so please share with your friends on your timeline to help get the word out. Thank you!

Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center's cover photo
05/05/2016

Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center's cover photo

Here it is the funnest event of the summer! Mark your calendars! Please share this on your timeline! Thank you
05/04/2016

Here it is the funnest event of the summer! Mark your calendars! Please share this on your timeline! Thank you

Tonight ! Opening Reception for the group art exhibition starting at 5:30 and runs to 7:30 pm. If you cannot make the re...
04/28/2016

Tonight ! Opening Reception for the group art exhibition starting at 5:30 and runs to 7:30 pm. If you cannot make the reception the the show will be on display through June 6.

Olaf Wieghorst in studio photograph by Roy Wieghorst
04/23/2016

Olaf Wieghorst in studio photograph by Roy Wieghorst

SAVE THE DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
04/23/2016

SAVE THE DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The High School Student Art Workshop is under way at the Museum this weekend. These students received art scholarships c...
03/05/2016

The High School Student Art Workshop is under way at the Museum this weekend. These students received art scholarships courtesy of San Diego County and Dianne Jacob. Thank you for the grant money used to provide this valuable training. Thank you to Jim Kermott for heading up this project.

Wanted to give a special shout out to the good people who contributed to our museum lighting program Gabe Matthews , Chr...
01/23/2016

Wanted to give a special shout out to the good people who contributed to our museum lighting program Gabe Matthews , Christian Brothers Cleaning and Restoration, Caroline ORourke Hovey, Hovey Environmental, Candice Mosier Palmer, El Cajon PlayTown, Doug Bannister, Bannister and Assoc. Insurance, Thomas Frederick, San Diego Flood Restoration, John Whitley, Light Bulbs Unlimited. Without your help and partnering, we could not have installed the proper gallery lighting that brings the art that is displayed to life. Thank you!

Well I hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season and we are ready to kick off our first event of the year with a special s...
01/07/2016

Well I hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season and we are ready to kick off our first event of the year with a special showing of Photographic Art by Mr. Joseph Payson and Mr. Gary Anderson. Hope to see you there!

Here's the only photo I've seen from yesterday's Traditional Holiday Luncheon at the museum.If you were there and have a...
12/12/2015

Here's the only photo I've seen from yesterday's Traditional Holiday Luncheon at the museum.
If you were there and have any pics would you mind sharing them? Or you can private message me here and I can give you my email address, thank you!

Its that time of year again the Holiday Luncheon at the Museum is December 10 from 11 am to 2 pm. Catering by Cupids Cat...
12/02/2015

Its that time of year again the Holiday Luncheon at the Museum is December 10 from 11 am to 2 pm. Catering by Cupids Catering, Olaf Posse will be serving, These pics from last year show the great time had by all! You won't want to miss this year. $38.00 per person call 619-590-3431 to reserve your spot. There will be a special guest appearance you wont want to miss.

Tomorrow night! Thursday 11/12. Popular Artist Chuck McPherson rolls into the museum for a lively and fun painting demon...
11/11/2015

Tomorrow night! Thursday 11/12. Popular Artist Chuck McPherson rolls into the museum for a lively and fun painting demonstration starting at 5 pm to 8 pm. Light refreshments will be served and while you're there check out the ongoing Olaf Wieghorst Reflections Retrospective show!

Mark Marensen sculpting demonstration underway. You should be here! It's amazing!
11/06/2015

Mark Marensen sculpting demonstration underway. You should be here! It's amazing!

Sculpting Demonstration by Renowned Artist Mark Martensen this Thursday evening 11/5 from 5 - 8 pm, be sure to come and ...
11/02/2015

Sculpting Demonstration by Renowned Artist Mark Martensen this Thursday evening 11/5 from 5 - 8 pm, be sure to come and watch this master sculptor work his magic right in front of your eyes. A rare opportunity to watch Mark work and ask questions during the demonstration.

Pic from last years Round up Rendezvous! Get in on the action this Thursday 10/22 @ Steele Canyon Golf Club. Call the mu...
10/20/2015

Pic from last years Round up Rendezvous! Get in on the action this Thursday 10/22 @ Steele Canyon Golf Club. Call the museum to reserve your seat today 619-590-3431. Help support your museum!

There's still time to reserve your seats for our Annual Round Up Rendezvous! Call the office right away 619-590-3431. Th...
10/20/2015

There's still time to reserve your seats for our Annual Round Up Rendezvous! Call the office right away 619-590-3431. This is our largest fund raising event for the year and we need your support! Thank you!

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131 Rea Ave (Located In The Rea Arts District)
El Cajon, CA
92020

General information

Museum Hours: Open 11:00 - 4:00 Tuesday - Saturday Call (619) 590-3431 for information. The Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Link to membership: http://www.wieghorstmuseum.org/Membership/membership.html

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