Awards & Halls of Fame

John Wayne hosting the 1965 Western Heritage Awards at the Skirvin Hotel, Oklahoma City
John Wayne hosting the 1965 Western Heritage Awards at the Skirvin Hotel, Oklahoma City

Through its three Halls of Fame, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum honors and memorializes the men and women who have through their exemplary lives, careers, and achievements embodied and perpetuated the heritage of the American West. Every inductee, whether a real cowboy in the Hall of Great Westerners, a “reel” cowboy in the Hall of Great Western Performers, or a rodeo cowboy in the Rodeo Hall of Fame, perpetuates and enriches facets of this Western heritage. By honoring them, the Museum, in a sense, provides a generational continuity with the past, present and future and bears witness to an evolving American West.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prix de West
Prix de West
Great Western Performers
Great Western Performers
Great Westerners
Great Westerners
Rodeo Inductees
Rodeo Inductees
Western Heritage Awards
Western Heritage Awards
Chester A. Reynolds Award
Chester A. Reynolds Award
Ben Johnson Award
Ben Johnson Award
Tad Lucas Award
Tad Lucas Award