Mother’s Day is this month and if you’re looking for something to do with your mom maybe you should check this out. Sure, there are museums that honor women such as the National Women’s History Museum, but this is no ordinary women’s museum. If your mom loves Texas and anything cowboy or cowgirl, she is going to love the National Cowgirl Museum.
What: The National Cowgirl Museum
Where: 1720 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Time: Monday: Closed; Tuesday-Saturday: 10am to 5pm; Sunday: 12pm to 5pm
Price: Adults $10; Children (4 to 12) $8; Seniors (60+) $8; Military w/ID $8; Children 3 and under: FREE w/paid adult.
The only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the American West for their extraordinary courage and pioneering spirit, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates the trailblazing efforts of these strong women. The 33,000 square-foot Hall of Fame is located on the Will Rogers Memorial Complex in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District. It features interactive exhibit galleries with artifacts from the permanent collection, a traveling exhibit gallery, two theaters, gift shop, research library, and archives. The museum’s archives house more than 4000 artifacts and information about more than 750 remarkable women.
The 220 National Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honorees
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors women pioneers, artists, writers, entertainers, humanitarians, entrepreneurs, educators, ranchers and rodeo cowgirls from history to present including:
- Sacagawea: Guide for the Lewis and Clark expedition
- Painter Georgia O’Keeffe
- Potter Maria Martinez
- Writer Laura Ingalls Wilder
- Sharpshooter Annie Oakley
- Enid Justin: Creator of the multi-million dollar Nocona Boot Company
- Dale Evans: Hollywood icon
- S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
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