FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1883: The Journey West at the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of the Paramount+ Hit Series 1883
FORT WORTH, TEXAS (March 21, 2022) – Due to unprecedented visitorship, the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame and the Fort Worth Film Commission are pleased to announce that 1883: The Journey West will be held over until April 17th. Visitors are able to get up close with props, costumes and photography from the record-breaking Paramount+ series 1883. 1883: The Journey West was created by the museum in partnership with 101 Studios, Visit Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Film Commission.
101 Studios, the studio responsible for 1883 and Yellowstone, curated items for the exhibition including an authentic wagon, a camp set-up and wardrobe worn by Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sam Elliott and LaMonica Garrett along with behind-the-scenes photography.
The exhibition also includes beaded items from National Cowgirl Museum Hall of Fame Honoree Cathy A. Smith, an artist dedicated to preserving the history of the 19th century cowboy and cowgirl and the Plains Indians. Smith’s original craftwork was featured as part of the costuming for the Lakota, Crow, and Comanche tribes in 1883. Her work has been featured in over 35 Western films including Dances with Wolves, Comanche Moon and Geronimo.
“This exhibition has been unbelievably popular. Many visitors who live locally are visiting the Museum for the first time. Not only are they able to see a behind-the-scenes look at the making of 1883, the Paramount + series, but they are also able to experience our one-of-a-kind exhibitions that reflect western history, pioneers and trailblazers. Since the exhibition’s opening, the Museum has experienced over a 200% percent increase in visitors over the same time period in previous years. They are coming to see 1883: The Journey West,” said Associate Executive Director Dr. Diana Vela.
Filming for 1883 took place in Fort Worth and surrounding areas from July to October of 2021. The show employed hundreds of local production crew and extras, used local businesses and heavily featured locations like the Fort Worth Stockyards.
“We are thrilled with the number of locals and out of town visitors experiencing the 1883: The Journey West,” said Jessica Christopherson, Vice President of Marketing and Film Commissioner for Visit Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Film Commission. “Film and television production in Fort Worth provides an opportunity to drive tourism to our city and we are proud to partner with 101 Studios and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame to extend the exhibition through April.
1883 was written and directed by Fort Worth native, Taylor Sheridan. Sheridan, is also known for Yellowstone, Sicario, Hell or Highwater, Wind River and more. Nicole Sheridan, the wife of Taylor Sheridan, is on the Board of Directors for the Museum, and both she and the President of the Board, Kit Moncrief conceived the idea for the exhibition.
1883: The Journey West continues through April 17. Entrance to the exhibition is included with admission to the museum. For more information visit www.cowgirl.net.
About Visit Fort Worth
Visit Fort Worth is the official destination marketing organization of the 13th-largest city in the United States, dedicated to promoting Fort Worth as a premier business and leisure destination with thriving centers of creativity, culture and commerce. Visit Fort Worth is the parent organization of The Fort Worth Herd, the Fort Worth Film Commission, Fort Worth Sports Commission and music initiative Hear Fort Worth.
About the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors and celebrates women, past and present, whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience and independence that helped shape the West, and fosters an appreciation of the ideals and spirit of self-reliance they inspire. Established in 1975, the Museum is considered an invaluable national educational resource for its exhibits, research library, rare photograph collection and award-winning distance-learning programs. Located at 1720 Gendy Street Fort Worth, Texas 76107. Hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 5 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults (13+); $9 for seniors (60+) and military; $6 for children (ages 3-12) and children 3 and under with paid admission. For more news and information visit www.cowgirl.net or call 817.336.4475 and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.
About 101 Studios:
101 Studios is a global entertainment company dedicated to the acquisition, financing, development, production and distribution of high-caliber, creator-driven storytelling. Founded by David Glasser, Chief Executive Officer, and David Hutkin, Chief Operating Officer, the studio empowers content creators through first-class collaboration and innovation. On the television side, 101 produces Taylor Sheridan’s Emmy nominated series Yellowstone, as well as Sheridan’s upcoming series Mayor of Kingstown andYellowstone prequel 1883. Additionally, 101 Studios oversees and manages the newly formed Sports Illustrated Studios, a content platform based on the most compelling stories, characters and moments in sports past, present and future. Upcoming projects include Paradise Found based on the true story of high school football coach Rick Prinz; a docuseries about the sexual abuse and cover-up at Ohio State University, co-produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures; and the docuseries Covers, a behind-the-scenes look at Sports Illustrated’s top cover stories of all time. SI Studios has also exclusively partnered with iHeartMedia to create and distribute original podcasts through the iHeartPodcast network. On the film side, past releases include The Current War: Director’s Cut, the Sundance Audience award winner Burden as well as the family comedy The War with Grandpa.