Hall of Fame

    About the Hall of Fame

    Our legendary Honorees, past and present, remind us of the frontiers we can and will continue to explore.

    The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring and celebrating women, past and present, whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience and independence that helped shape the American West.

    The Hall of Fame’s purpose is twofold: to preserve the history and impact of western women living from the mid-1800s to present day, and to foster an appreciation for their ideals and spirit of self-reliance. These women are the legacy of legends — artists and writers, contributors to the cowgirl legacy, champions and competitive performers, entertainers, ranchers (stewards of land and livestock), trailblazers and pioneers. Today, over 200 extraordinary women have been inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame since 1975.

    The 2017 National Cowgirl Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon is set for Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at the Will Rogers Memorial Complex Roundup Inn in Fort Worth, Texas. For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact Emmy Lou Prescott at: emmylou@cowgirl.net or call 817-509-8965.

    Idunction Ceremonies

    About the Induction Ceremonies

    Over 200 remarkable women have been inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame since 1975. Every year, four or five women are chosen from a pool of hundreds of worthy nominees to be honored at the Induction luncheon and ceremony.

    Oral Histories

    Oral Histories

    The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame gathers first-hand accounts of historical events from Hall of Fame Honorees in order to preserve their history and impact on the American West for present and future generations.  Theseoral histories provide us with a unique source of documentation about extraordinary women – pioneers, artists, writers, entertainers, ranchers, and rodeo cowgirls. Click here to watch.