It is hard to believe the National Cowgirl Museum has been open almost thirteen years. It seems like just yesterday we were preparing for the June 2002 grand opening events and here we are planning for June 2015 unveiling of our first floor renovation. In the world of museums in is normal to update and refresh about every eight to ten years so we are on target.
The renovations are exciting, bring a fresh new look to the NCM and allow us to do our most important work…honor and celebrate the remarkable women who are represented in the Museum. Their stories are each unique and their contributions vital to the history of the American West.
In this go around we have engaged a wonderful design firm, Projectiles, that is responsible for the innovative, imaginative design that will bring these women’s stories to life and highlight the artifacts in our collection. Projectiles’ has brought together an internationally renowned group of artisans and fabricators to build the exhibits. In addition to these new people it is wonderful to be re-united with several of the companies and people that worked on the building originally. It is a treat to see and work with old and trusted friends.
I am humbled by the amount of passion and respect both the new people and our original crew has for this project. There is something very special, almost magical, about this Museum. Perhaps it is because we are all so inspired by the women we represent and in turn inspired to always do our best.
I am thrilled to be able to share this project and the people who are making it happen with you in this blog. Please click here to see what we have in store.