Western Lecture Series: Braydan Shaw
March 18 @ 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
142 Years of Cowboying
Sunday, March 18 | 11:15 am
Burns Saddlery is the oldest same family owned Western retail business in the world. Miles Lamonie Burns, a hard working cowboy and talented craftsmen, dreamed of settling a territory in Utah. His dream was realized when he opened the first Burns retail shop in the spring of 1876. The business was passed down through the generations from parent to child, each adding their own ideas and style to the business. Today Burns still carries the traditions of the West through beautifully crafted products for horse and rider.
Since its beginning, Burns has had six different shop names, six generations of ownership, and one family, one legacy, one culture: COWBOY. Braydan Shaw is the sixth and latest generation owner of the family company. He will talk about the various products that Burns’ has made over the years—products which have necessarily evolved with the times over the course of the last century and a half. Specifically, Braydan will discuss the craft of designing & constructing felt hats.
This is part of Blackhawk Museum’s Western Lecture Series and is free with admission to the Museum. Members of the Museum are always free.