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National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is located in Fort Worth, Texas, US. Established in 1975, it is dedicated to honoring women of the … See more


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Jan 30, 2022
With one's admission to the 2022 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo admission is currently free to the Cowgirl Museum, (and the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History which also contains the Cattle Rais… Full review by jbwhitehouse
Sep 6, 2021
I found this gem in my AAA Guidebook. It exceeded my expections. It is a fun and interesting place for people of any age group. Very interesting and entertaining! Full review by Traveltheorient
Jul 22, 2021
Ok, I will admit, this was a decent museum, but not really what I was expecting. I wasn't really thinking about cowgirls riding "horses" when I saw the name, if you know what I mean, but it was sti… Full review by HOTTUB_JOHNNY1


Honors Women of the American West
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is a museum and association which honors women of the American West who have displayed courage or spirit and who have distinguished themselves while exemplifying the pioneer spirit. The facility is located in the Cultural District of Fort Worth, Texas, USA, adjacent to the Fort Worth Museum Of Science And History. Overview: The museum was begun in the small basement of the library in Hereford, the seat of Deaf Smith County in West Texas by Margaret Clark Formby, wife of the radio broadcaster Clint Formby.Formby sought for a larger city to take over the exhibits, and Fort Worth won the competition.Formby's husband's uncle was the Texas politician Marshall Formby, a state senator, highway commissioner, and gubernatorial candidate. Inside the museum: The Hall of Fame: Photographs, artifacts, and in-depth information on cowgirls honorees.The Center of the building is an empty rotunda propped up by twelve Corinthian columns. "Kinship with the Land": a 15-minute film about the cowgirls' relationship with the land. Connie Reeves Discovery Corral: This is a hands-on play area for children. "Into the Arena": is about the cowgirls who were in the rodeo, from victories to heartaches. "Claiming the Spotlight": The tremendous influence of cowgirls on pop culture: from matinee idols to musicians, from television stars to the cowgirls portrayed in literature and advertising. Jukeboxes with earphonea with ten cowgirl songs, including "My Adobe Hacienda" by Louise Massey and the Westerners. The preceding exhibits are located on the second floor, but traveling exhibits are housed on the first floor to the right of the rotunda. Early in 2010, a cross-section of the art of Georgia O'Keeffe, was on temporary display. The short film The Spirit of the Cowgirl, narrated by Michael Martin Murphey, is also shown on the first floor.

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