Hall of Fame

    About the Hall of Fame

    Our legendary Honorees, past and present, remind us of the opportunities we can and will continue to explore. The Hall of Fame’s purpose is to honor and promote those women who have made and are making a lasting impact in and around horse culture or within the area broadly construed as Western. The Museum proudly celebrates living and deceased Honorees who represent diverse backgrounds, ethnicities and cultures. Many of our Honorees are nationally and internationally recognized artists or writers, champions and competitive performers, entertainers, ranchers, or trailblazers and pioneers. Over 200 extraordinary women have been inducted into the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame since 1975.

    The Museum Board of Directors is proud that over the last five years significant progress has been made in identifying and honoring women of color in the Museum’s Hall of Fame. However, more progress is needed. Consequently, the Museum will remain diligent in its efforts to seek out and honor Black, Indigenous, and other women of color, past and present, whose stories have been underrepresented in the history of the West.

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    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 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.