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National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

A location after Texas’s own heart, this Fort Worth treasure began its journey in 1975 at Hereford’s Panhandle community. The fact that women had accomplished so much in the American West deserved to be told to the world.

Their historical achievements have outgrown their previous basement home under the Deaf Smith County Library and from those humble set of collections, the art and artifacts kept on growing until 27 years later in 2002 the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame came to take its place among other museum big names.

With architectural design by the ingenious David M. Schwarz, the very edifice is an artistic rendition in its own right. As you read this, public galleries and spaces are undergoing renovation with a mind to enhance the cultural significance of this beautiful American wealth of history.

The bravery and determination of several historically important women has made this a feminist dream come true, something than anyone can appreciate and draw inspiration from. At 33,000 square feet, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame houses outstanding artifacts and preservation items.

You can actually be a fine patron of the arts and adopt an artifact. With your name on its list, you become responsible for keeping that artifact in the museum so hundreds of thousands of people can be part of its meaning.

The Cowpoke Camp events are amazing programs through which you can meet people and appreciate history together (check listings and stay updated). Photos and videos from the past are not all you will find here. Modernity is balanced as well, with special videos of ongoing events at the Museum.

Check out the archival library and be part of its rich collection of ‘that pioneer spirit’. Stories abound through all-American female artists like Georgia O’Keeffe and musicians like the inimitable Patsy Cline, not to forget Jan Youren (athlete) and Fern Sawyer (rancher). Women have made history and still do.

You can donate or volunteer and be part of the magic going on at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. Check out the shop and all the amazing quality themed products on sale. School tours and video conferences are not uncommon.

Education, thrill, inspiration and more are all found here at the National Cowgirl Museum.