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National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

The National Cowboy Western & Heritage Museum is America’s premier institution of Western history, art and culture. Founded in 1955, the museum in Oklahoma City collects, preserves and exhibits an internationally renowned collection of Western art and artifacts while sponsoring dynamic educational programs to stimulate interest in the enduring legacy of our American West.

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National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum celebrates diversity of the American West at Western Weekend Wind Down

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum will close its spring exhibitions with a jam-packed Western Weekend Wind Down event May 12-14. As the exclamation mark on a great season, the museum is inviting the public to celebrate the closing of its spring exhibitions: “Power and Prestige:...
Oklahoma city Michaela Marx Wheatley Apr 10, 2017

Spring break fun: An afternoon at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is not the “Cowboy Hall of Fame” today’s parents remember from field trips long ago. “I recall the museum being just that – a museum – not very interactive. Just stop and read and move on to the next exhibit, but they have added just enough...
Education Michaela Marx Wheatley Mar 2, 2017

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum illuminates Hollywood’s love affair with the ‘Old West’

When Ethan Wayne acquired old photos of his dad, film legend John Wayne, he coincidentally also unearthed thousands of photographs of Hollywood icons taken by celebrity photographer John R. Hamilton. “I was approached by the John R. Hamilton family with photos of my dad...
Arts Michaela Marx Wheatley Jan 23, 2017

National Cowboy Museum spotlights ‘Power and Prestige’ of Native American headdresses

Stunningly beautiful, majestic and a display of fine craftsmanship. The headdress is perhaps one of the most iconic images of the American West. It is also an artifact of Native American culture that people know surprising little about. Often misunderstood as a symbol of war, the truth behind...
Arts Michaela Marx Wheatley Aug 30, 2016