Pagosa Springs, Colorado: Red Ryder: Fred Harman Museum (Closed)

Fred Harman, a guy from Missouri, became famous as the cartoonist who drew the Red Ryder cowboy comic strip. His home studio on his ranch was a museum.

Fred Harman Art Museum

Directions:
Fred Harman Art Museum. Two miles west of town on the south side of US Hwy 160. Turn south at the stoplight onto Harman Park Drive.
Hours:
May 2021: Reported permanently closed.
Status:
Closed

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Fred Harman Art Museum

Unfortunately the museum is permanently closed. The building was bought by the county and now serves as the sheriff's headquarters.

[Rich White, 05/25/2021]

Red Ryder comic books and tie.

Fred Harman Museum

Museum of the creator of the Red Ryder comics, cowboy artist Fred Harman.

[Ryan Gray, 07/12/2017]

Harman, who died in 1982, drew the Red Ryder comic strip for 30 years. The museum is in his home on his former ranch. He was from Missouri, but Harman still became one of the few white people ceremonially adopted into the Navajo Nation.

Red Ryder Cartoon Strip Artist Home

This museum is on the property (home) that Fred Harman lived in while he was doing the drawings of Red Ryder. Lots of artwork and info about other characters, including "Little Beaver" and others.

[S. W. Pressey, 08/28/2008]

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