1883: The Journey West

Jessica Christopherson
Visit Fort Worth
Vice President of Marketing & Film Commissioner

Dr. Diana Vela
National Cowgirl Museum
Associate Executive Director


1883: The Journey West to open 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 (January 31, 2022) – Visitors to the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame will get up close with props, costumes and photography from the record-breaking Paramount+ series 1883 when a new exhibit opens February 11, 2022. 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.

“A ‘cowgirl’ represents fortitude, determination, tenacity and grit. It is that indomitable spirit that we are so thrilled to celebrate through the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame’s upcoming exhibit: 1883: The Journey West. We are grateful for the efforts of our partners: Visit Fort Worth, Kit Moncrief, Nicole Sheridan, the National Cowgirl Museum and the Fort Worth Film Commission in bringing this exhibit to the public,” said David Glasser, CEO of 101 Studios.

The exhibition will include 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.

“We are honored to host the 1883:The Journey West exhibition. The ties to Fort Worth history, pioneers, and trailblazers make it a natural fit. The captivating series complements some of the real-life stories of very own Honorees,” 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 proud to partner with the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame and 101 Studios on this exhibition,” said Bob Jameson, president and CEO of Visit Fort Worth, which includes the Fort Worth Film Commission. “Film and television production not only creates jobs locally, it provides an opportunity to drive tourism to our city through location tours and exhibitions like this one.”

1883 is written and directed by Fort Worth native, Taylor Sheridan. Sheridan, is also known for Yellowstone, Sicario, Hell or Highwater, Wind River and more.

1883: The Journey West opens February 11 through March 20. 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.