A Gift of Broncho Charlie

Chapman Museum
March 2023
08:00 AM EST
May 2023
08:00 AM EDT

About Our Auction

The collection of Broncho Charlie Miller artifacts includes folk art, carvings, wooden models of covered wagons and stage coaches, promotional objects, and ephemera. At 11 years old, Broncho Charlie was considered the last (and youngest) of the Pony Express Riders before the service ended in 1861. Broncho Charlie made Glens Falls his home. He spent much of his productive life in Glens Falls. It is where he worked, married, raised his children, and is buried.

We are offering each piece to the public for "adoption." What does that mean? Simply, the individual objects in the Broncho Charlie Collection can be purchased as a gift for the Museum. Each time the "adopted" item is on view, it will be labeled with the name of the person who funded the piece for the Chapman Museum, or whomever they would like to memorialize with the gift. Please help us to bring the collection home to Glens Falls for good.

More items will be added to this auction weekly on Mondays.

About Chapman Museum

The Chapman Museum presents the history of the Glens Falls – Queensbury community and its connection to the Adirondack region. By encouraging discovery, understanding, and appreciation of the region’s heritage, the Museum provides perspective for the present and the future.

The Chapman Museum is a not-for-profit organization under 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

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