Cisco’s Gallery deals in the rare, exceptional, and one-of-a-kind pieces that define the history of America and the Old West. Our pieces range from American Indian to Cowboy Western and include original items of everyday life, commerce, art, and warfare that tamed America’s frontier. We have many pieces of fine art and support many contemporary artists that have a classic or western style including painters, bronze sculptors, silversmiths, carvers, and furniture makers. Our hope is to provide the best of what was, and what is, rugged America.
Cisco's Staff Left to right: Seth Hamman, Jenneal Symons, Hunter Kennedy, Sam Kennedy, Colton Kennedy, Courtney Kennedy, and Erin Kempton
Our entrance into the rarities business began when my wife, Denise, and I opened the doors to Cisco’s in 1989 - the first year of our marriage. Starting with only an interest and history books, we set up shop in the small town of Clear Lake, Iowa. While Clear Lake served as a home base, we quickly realized that we needed to set out on the road. In the early years we traveled the country on a national show circuit. Over the tens of thousands of miles we traveled, we gained knowledge, a reputation, and invaluable contacts and friends. Along the way we were also fortunate enough to meet many ‘old time’ collectors who became our best friends and mentors – most of who have now passed away along with their knowledge.
In 1996, Denise and I decided to move west. With the option to move anywhere, we both fell in love with the quaint and picturesque mountain town of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Cisco’s Gallery, as the business was newly named, thrived in its new location, and so did our two young and outdoor loving sons, Colton and Hunter. Visitors come from across the country to enjoy Coeur d’Alene’s western scenery, outdoor activities, and artistic offerings. We moved through several buildings before permanently locating in the historic 1930’s Odd Fellow’s Lodge, which is now packed from floor to ceiling with “one-of-a-kinds.”
Times change, and Cisco’s Gallery has changed too! We recently finished restoration of the Odd Fellow’s Lodge and have launched Cisco’s first e-commerce site. We continually strive to acquire new and interesting inventory and invite you to visit us and take a look at our current “best ever.”
- Sam Kennedy