Texas is all about cowboys and cowgirls, and although Texas has modernized along with the rest of the country, we still keep our down-home roots. Texas is a proud state. We are proud of our longhorn steer, our horses, ranches, cowboys, and our cowgirls. So, if you’re looking to learn a thing or two about Texas cowgirls, you need to go looking at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame right here in Fort Worth.
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is one of a kind as it “honors and celebrates women, past and present, whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience and independence that helped shape the American West, and fosters an appreciation of the ideals and spirit of self-reliance they inspire.” The only one in the world of its kind, it originated in the basement of the Deaf Smith County Library in Hereford, TX, in 1975. In 1994, it was moved to Fort Worth, and is now located in the Cultural District in a 33,000-square foot space nestled among other world-renowned museums including the Amon Carter Museum, the Kimbell Art Museum, the Museum of Science and History, the Modern Art Museum, and the Will Rogers Memorial Center.
Women of the West
Honoring women of the American West who have displayed extraordinary courage and pioneering fortitude, the museum is an educational resource that houses a rare photography collection; a research library; 4,000 artifacts; interactive, traveling, and permanent exhibits; and more. Presently, there are about 228 honorees and women are added annually. Honorees are from all walks of life including women educators, humanitarians, artists, pioneers, writers, entertainers, business women, ranchers, and rodeo cowgirls. Learn more about the likes of:
- Sacagawea–principal guide for the Lewis and Clark expedition
- Georgia O’Keeffe–painter
- Maria Martinez–potter writer
- Laura Ingalls Wilder–writer
- Annie Oakley–sharpshooter
- Enid Justin–creator of the multi-million dollar Nocona Boot Company Dale Evans–Hollywood icon
- Sandra Day O’Connor–U.S. Supreme Court Justice
- Temple Grandin–professor of animal science and world-renowned autism spokesperson
And many, many more!
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