Cowgirl Connection Series Launch

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (March 9, 2023) – The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is proud to
introduce the Cowgirl Connection lecture series. The program was launched on February 16th with artist and 2007 Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honoree Donna Howell-Sickles speaking about her art, the western way of life, and her upbringing.

The Cowgirl Connection is a recurring adult program series designed to engage and educate the community through engaging presentations featuring Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honorees, award winners, and leading industry experts. The Cowgirl Connection is held monthly on Thursday evenings at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. This event series is free to attend; however, space is limited, and reservations are required. We invite media and publications to cover this event.

Jennifer LeGrand, Director of Special Events stated, We are so excited to launch the Cowgirl Connection
lecture series this year. This free, monthly program provides our community with a unique opportunity to
learn about the inspirational women featured in our Hall of Fame, from leading industry experts, and allows us to continue sharing their remarkable stories and experiences.
Spring and Summer Schedule:

March 23; Sherry Wolfenbarger Cagan – philanthropist, sculptor, and 2022 Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honoree
April 13; Barbra Schulte – author, horse trainer, and 2012 Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honoree
May 11; Mother-Daughter Tribute – exploring generations of excellence with our mother-daughter
June 29; RADM (Ret.) Christina Alvarado Shanahan – U.S. Navy rear admiral and 2019 Cowgirl Hall of
Fame Honoree

Fall programming to be announced at a later date. For more information, please contact Jennifer LeGrand. Director of Special Events, at

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. 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. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 5 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults (12+); $9 for seniors (65+) and military; $6 for children (ages 3-12) and children 3 and under with paid admission. For more news and information visit or call 817.336.4475 and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and
Director of Public Engagement
Elise Wade 817.509.8969