MUSEUM OF THE OLD WEST

Address
P O BOX 546
CODY, WY 82414
Nonprofit
NTEE: A54 - History Museums
EIN: 23-7126790

Mission

MUSEUM OF THE OLD WEST EXISTS TO DISPLAY & PRESERVE WESTERN HISTORY TO THE PUBLIC. THE MUSEUM PROVIDES THE PUBLIC WITH AN EDUCATIONAL & ENLIGHTENING EXPERIENCE INTO THE PAST WITH HISTORICAL BUILDINGS & ORIGINAL ARTIFACTS.
 20172016201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Doing business as nameOLD TRAIL TOWN
Year of formation1971
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Number of employees1816201212
Number of volunteers66644
Personnel
Covert, Jim
TitlePRESIDENTPRESIDENTPRESIDENTTRUSTEE 
Name of key/compensated personJIM COVERTJIM COVERTJIM COVERTJIM COVERT 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Current officerTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Dahldren, Cathy
Title   PAST PRESIDEPRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated person   CATHY DAHLDRENCATHY DAHLDREN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Current officer   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   1.001.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Edgar, Larry
TitleSECRETARY/TRSECRETARY/TRSECRETARY/TRSECRETARY/TRSECRETARY/TR
Name of key/compensated personLARRY EDGARLARRY EDGARLARRY EDGARLARRY EDGARLARRY EDGAR
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Freeman, Sb
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORPAST PRESIDEPRESIDENTTRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated personSB SOX FREEMAN IIISB SOX FREEMAN IIISB SOX FREEMAN IIISB SOX FREEMAN IIISB SOX FREEMAN III
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue  True
Current officer  TrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Sowerwine, Jf
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated personJF SOWERWINEJF SOWERWINEJF SOWERWINEJF SOWERWINEJF SOWERWINE
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Zachery, Chuck
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE 
Name of key/compensated personCHUCK ZACHERYCHUCK ZACHERYCHUCK ZACHERYCHUCK ZACHERY 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesMUSEUM OF THE OLD WEST EXISTS TO DISPLAY & PRESERVE WESTERN HISTORY TO THE PUBLIC. THE MUSEUM PROVIDES THE PUBLIC WITH AN EDUCATIONAL & ENLIGHTENING EXPERIENCE INTO THE PAST WITH HISTORICAL BUILDINGS & ORIGINAL ARTIFACTS.MUSEUM OF THE OLD WEST EXISTS TO DISPLAY & PRESERVE WESTERN HISTORY TO THE PUBLIC. THE MUSEUM PROVIDES THE PUBLIC WITH AN EDUCATIONAL & ENLIGHTENING EXPERIENCE INTO THE PAST WITH HISTORICAL BUILDINGS & ORIGINAL ARTIFACTS.MUSEUM OF THE OLD WEST EXISTS TO DISPLAY & PRESERVE WESTERN HISTORY TO THE PUBLIC. THE MUSEUM PROVIDES THE PUBLIC WITH AN EDUCATIONAL & ENLIGHTENING EXPERIENCE INTO THE PAST WITH HISTORICAL BUILDINGS & ORIGINAL ARTIFACTS.MUSEUM OF THE OLD WEST EXISTS TO DISPLAY & PRESERVE WESTERN HISTORY TO THE PUBLIC. THE MUSEUM PROVIDES THE PUBLIC WITH AN EDUCATIONAL & ENLIGHTENING EXPERIENCE INTO THE PAST WITH HISTORICAL BUILDINGS & ORIGINAL ARTIFACTS.MUSEUM OF THE OLD WEST EXISTS TO DISPLAY & PRESERVE WESTERN HISTORY TO THE PUBLIC. THE MUSEUM PROVIDES THE PUBLIC WITH AN EDUCATIONAL & ENLIGHTENING EXPERIENCE INTO THE PAST WITH HISTORICAL BUILDINGS & ORIGINAL ARTIFACTS.
Program service expenses, total$214,834.00$136,101.00$129,818.00$133,981.00$143,795.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
OUR MISSION IS TO PRESERVE OUR HISTORY BY COLLECTING AND STORING WESTERN ARTIFACTS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS TO OBSERVE AND LEARN IN AN ENLIGHTENING ATMOSPHERE. WE SERVE, ON AVERAGE, ABOUT 15,000 PEOPLE PER YEAR WHO COME TO OUR MUSEUM TO EXPERIENCE THE WEST THE WAY IT WAS.
Program expenses$214,834.00$136,101.00$129,818.00$133,981.00$143,795.00
Program revenue$273,958.00$219,304.00$208,539.00$241,644.00$248,165.00
Program descriptionOUR MISSION IS TO PRESERVE OUR HISTORY BY COLLECTING AND STORING WESTERN ARTIFACTS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS TO OBSERVE AND LEARN IN AN ENLIGHTENING ATMOSPHERE. WE SERVE, ON AVERAGE, ABOUT 15,000 PEOPLE PER YEAR WHO COME TO OUR MUSEUM TO EXPERIENCE THE WEST THE WAY IT WAS.OUR MISSION IS TO PRESERVE OUR HISTORY BY COLLECTING AND STORING WESTERN ARTIFACTS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS TO OBSERVE AND LEARN IN AN ENLIGHTENING ATMOSPHERE. WE SERVE, ON AVERAGE, ABOUT 15,000 PEOPLE PER YEAR WHO COME TO OUR MUSEUM TO EXPERIENCE THE WEST THE WAY IT WAS.OUR MISSION IS TO PRESERVE OUR HISTORY BY COLLECTING AND STORING WESTERN ARTIFACTS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS TO OBSERVE AND LEARN IN AN ENLIGHTENING ATMOSPHERE. WE SERVE, ON AVERAGE, ABOUT 15,000 PEOPLE PER YEAR WHO COME TO OUR MUSEUM TO EXPERIENCE THE WEST THE WAY IT WAS.OUR MISSION IS TO PRESERVE OUR HISTORY BY COLLECTING AND STORING WESTERN ARTIFACTS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS TO OBSERVE AND LEARN IN AN ENLIGHTENING ATMOSPHERE. WE SERVE, ON AVERAGE, ABOUT 15,000 PEOPLE PER YEAR WHO COME TO OUR MUSEUM TO EXPERIENCE THE WEST THE WAY IT WAS.OUR MISSION IS TO PRESERVE OUR HISTORY BY COLLECTING AND STORING WESTERN ARTIFACTS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS TO OBSERVE AND LEARN IN AN ENLIGHTENING ATMOSPHERE. WE SERVE, ON AVERAGE, ABOUT 15,000 PEOPLE PER YEAR WHO COME TO OUR MUSEUM TO EXPERIENCE THE WEST THE WAY IT WAS.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$349,479.00$265,095.00$250,672.00$224,771.00$223,719.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$36,213.00$13,191.00$16,856.00$14,124.00$5,348.00
Investment income, current yr$241.00$176.00$102.00$163.00$225.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$36,213.00$13,191.00$16,856.00$14,124.00$5,348.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$39,067.00$32,424.00$25,175.00$21,480.00$20,544.00
Program service revenue (total)$273,958.00$219,304.00$208,539.00$189,004.00$197,602.00
Gross receipts$388,209.00$295,774.00$280,221.00$241,644.00$248,165.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from all other contributions$36,213.00$13,191.00$16,856.00$14,124.00$5,348.00
Other types of revenue
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$241.00$176.00$102.00$163.00$225.00
Net rental income  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Net inventory sales (total)$39,067.00$32,424.00$25,175.00$21,480.00$20,544.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$260,156.00$165,115.00$159,868.00$151,416.00$155,907.00
Total functional expenses: program service $214,834.00$136,101.00$129,818.00$133,981.00$143,795.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$45,322.00$29,014.00$30,050.00$17,435.00$12,112.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$2,337,565.00$2,247,931.00$2,217,938.00$2,306,634.00$2,258,161.00
Total assets, beginning of year$2,247,931.00$2,217,938.00$2,306,634.00$2,258,161.00$2,267,180.00
Total liabilities$1,418.00$1,107.00$71,094.00$250,594.00$275,476.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$1,107.00$71,094.00$250,594.00$275,476.00$352,307.00
Net assets$2,336,147.00$2,246,824.00$2,146,844.00$2,056,040.00$1,982,685.00
Net assets, beginning of year$2,246,824.00$2,146,844.00$2,056,040.00$1,982,685.00$1,914,873.00
Other liabilities$1,418.00$1,107.00$245.00$186.00$594.00
Other assets$1,926,119.00$1,926,120.00$1,926,120.00$1,926,120.00$1,926,120.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$56,486.00$51,967.00$57,793.00$149,802.00$102,071.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$51,967.00$57,793.00$149,802.00$102,071.00$57,179.00
Inventories for sale or use$35,390.00$26,716.00$20,271.00$15,833.00$14,028.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$89,323.00$99,980.00$90,804.00$73,355.00$67,812.00
Advertising (total)$26,103.00$20,989.00$20,112.00$15,797.00$16,059.00
Savings & temp cash investment$303,943.00$228,702.00$200,944.00$200,842.00$200,679.00
Secured mortgages and notes payable  $70,849.00$250,408.00$274,882.00
Total net assets or fund balances$2,336,147.00$2,246,824.00$2,146,844.00$2,056,040.00$1,982,685.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$4,723.00$1,447.00$1,227.00$1,225.00$679.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members44444
Number of independent voting members44444
Cash accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2017-01-012016-01-012015-01-012014-01-012013-01-01
Tax year end date2017-12-012016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Date e-filing submitted2018-05-252017-09-122016-10-042015-07-202014-08-25
IRS schema version2017v2.22016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.1
Filing identifier201840739349301244201711579349300426201641379349310414201500559349300120201400959349300710
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