Director of Public Engagement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Online Database created by the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
Featuring Artifacts in Museum’s Permanent Collection and Honorees
FORT WORTH, TEXAS (May 19, 2021) – The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame announces the release of their PastPerfect online database that is funded and provided by the Relief Grant from Humanities Texas and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Museum saw the need for an online database resource to broaden the reach to both in-person visitors and to those who cannot visit in person. Additionally, the new digital platform allows remote access for researchers and educators. The database currently hosts digital records for over 100 artifacts and over 240 Honorees. The online collection will continue to grow as more artifacts are added. The database can be accessed from the Museum’s website located on the menu header or at cowgirl.pastperfectonline.com.
“The database offers virtual access to the Museum’s collection for the first time,” said Museum’s collection manager and registrar Ashley Kowalski. “It links artifacts and photographs to Honoree biographies, providing a new way to explore the collection. We look forward to expanding the database and creating a valuable tool for researchers.”
This database will allow the Museum to share some of its most famous artifacts in its collection and archives regularly, that are typically displayed in the Museum for a short period of time due to their fragility and sensitivity to light.
The effort to create the database is made possible with funding from Humanities Texas and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the federal CARES Act. All opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this database do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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. In 2019, the Museum opened the Kit Moncrief Galleries and It’s Never Just a HorseTM exhibition. Located at 1720 Gendy Street Fort Worth, Texas 76107. Hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults (13+); $7 for seniors (60+); $4 for children (ages 3-12); free for military, first responders 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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.