Family Gallery Guide
Tough By Nature: Portraits of Cowgirls and Ranch Women of the American West
Use this guide and learn about the art created by artist Lynda Lanker and the cowgirls represented in the portraits when you view this exhibition during your visit at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. This exhibition is on display in the Anne W. Marion Gallery.
Enjoy making crafts that can be created with items you probably already have at home!
Crack the Cowgirl Code
Calling all detectives! Can you search through our Honoree Database to solve puzzles? Crack the code to discover Cowgirl Honoree Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Lemonade recipe!
(Recipe is available when participants finish the Google form as a jpeg you can view and download)
Ages 9 & up
Play Bingo with up to six friends and learn about our Cowgirl Honorees!
Click here to download Cowgirl Bingo
(Cards and names to draw are included)
Cowgirl Museum Story Time
Join us for this first Cowgirl Museum Story Time! We will be reading books about cowgirls and Honorees to keep us all connected while social distancing. Enjoy!
“I Wanna Be a Cowgirl”
“Little People, Big Dreams Georgia O’Keeffe”
“The Girl Who Thought in Pictures”
“Wild Horse Annie”
“Sergeant Reckless The True Story of the Little Horse that Became a Hero”
“Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse”
“Every Cowgirl Needs a Dancing Boots”
“I Could Do That”
“The Original Cowgirl”
“A Little Prairie House”
“My Name is Georgia”
“Lexie the Word Wrangler”
“Toy Story 2”
“Shooting for the Moon”
“Winter Days in the Big Woods”
“Going to Town”
How to Measure a Horse
The height of a horse is measured in units of hands. The legend is that a king wanted to know how tall his favorite horse was. He didn’t have anything to measure with, so he used the width of his hand, with fingers together and horizontal to the ground. Of course, the problem with this type of measuring is that people’s hands are not all the same width. Today, the “hand” used to measure a horse has been standardized at four inches.
How Does a Horse See
Horses have eyes located on the sides of their heads so they can see nearly all the way around them. This alerts them to many dangers, including being preyed upon by other species in the wild.
Calf Roping Relay
Discover the difficulty in tying a calf within a short amount of time.
For further information on our Hall of Fame Honorees, see the selected bibliography below. Find books by and about them for a richer understanding of these inspiring women who changed the world. Visit your local public library for availability.