There are so many terrific things to do in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas you may not know where to start! One of our real estate agents' favorite spots in Fort Worth to recommend to new clients is The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is the only museum in our country that honors and celebrates cowgirls. Cowgirls are women, past and present, whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience, and independence that helped shape the American West. Their legacy fosters an appreciation of the ideals and spirit of self-reliance they continue to inspire.
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame hosts artifacts, exhibits, and collections related to the memorable women of the American West. The museum is located in the Cultural District of Fort Worth at 1720 Gendy Street near I-30. It's also south of the Museum of Science and Industry and west of the Will Rogers Memorial Center.
Amazing, Courageous Women
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame showcases over 750 women who shaped our country. It's about empowerment, strength, bravery, and inspiration. Every woman who was ever told, "Girls can't… (run fast, hit the ball, play hockey)" will appreciate the stories told and history preserved at this museum.
"We are fortunate to house the artifacts and stories of some of the nation's most remarkable women – from retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to Annie Oakley," said Diana Vela, Ph.D., Associate Executive Director, Exhibits, and Education. "So often our history of the west is decidedly masculine, and we are the only museum in the nation that tells the stories of those women who shaped the west – and changed the world."
- Annie Oakley's 1883 Parker Brothers shotgun
- Ashley Collins art
- Fern Sawyer handmade boots collection
- Judy Lynn's gold and rhinestone saddle designed by Nudie Cohn
- Lucille Mulhall's spurs
- Lulu Belle Parr's beaded bolero vest
- Miranda Lambert's pink Gibson Hummingbird guitar
- Shot-through-the-heart Annie Oakley postcard
- Stacy Westfall's 2005 Open Freestyle Champion belt buckle
- Women's Sioux beaded gauntlets
In the wild west, men were men. But the women who were the first, the best, the only… It was that kind of woman who contributed to the feminine side of America's history. Patsy Cline was born in West Virginia, but nobody – nobody – ever wore leather and fringe cowgirl-bling clothing better than Patsy.
This exhibit features photographs celebrating the lives of ranch women. As you look at the images, you'll see soft eyes and strong hands that shaped Texas and the U.S. West.
El Paso native Sandra Day O'Connor was the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court since its inception in the late 1700s. You can see how the practicality of living as a cowgirl on a ranch transfers well to decision-making as a Justice for the highest court in our country.