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
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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.

Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center's cover photo
09/16/2019

Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center's cover photo

Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center's cover photo
09/16/2019

Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center's cover photo

Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center's cover photo
07/09/2019

Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center's cover photo

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!!!

Address

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

General information

Museum Hours: Wednesday 10am - 3pm Thursday 8am - 1pm Friday 10am - 3pm Saturday by appointment, see website 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

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 15:00
Thursday 08:00 - 13:00
Friday 10:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(619) 590-3431

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Comments

My mom was a 19-year old receptionist in El Cajon when Olaf sketched this for her in 1958. I'm now learning all about Mr. Wieghorst's art and I'm fascinated. I need to display this piece in my home!
I just purchased 1 of his works. Was so happy to get it.
You folks really need to utilize this page as a way to get the word out about your wonderful museum and organization. I just found out that you are having a fund raiser in December bbut I don't see anything here about it. I drove by today and it looked like something was going on, and no word here. Was the music from your building or another? Maybe post when you are open? Are you having holiday hours? Suggesting people come in to shop? Just trying to help.
I see this Olaf item is up for auction soon. Joel
Sue Rogers check out this museum.
The Bronk, piece given to my mother Eleanor Hurst
Olaf and my mother Eleanor Hurst at a show in El Cajon