Western Heritage Awards


April 15-16, 2016

First presented in 1961, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Western Heritage Awards were established to honor and encourage the legacy of those whose works in literature, music, film, and television reflect the significant stories of the American West. The awards program also recognizes inductees into the prestigious Hall of Great Westerners and the Hall of Great Western Performers as well as the recipient of the Chester A. Reynolds Memorial Award, named in honor of the Museum’s founder. Each honoree receives a Wrangler, an impressive bronze sculpture of a cowboy on horseback.

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Click here to download the 2016 WHA Nomination Form!



Presenting Sponsor

American Energy Partners, LP
Belger Cartage Services
Kerr Foundation

Major Sponsor

Associate Sponsor
Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau

Supporting Sponsors
Bank of America
Paula & Michael Gaughan/Connie &
Bennie Beutler
McVean Trading & Investments, LLC

Event Sponsor
Helen Kleberg Groves

Honoree Sponsors
Express Employment Professionals
Owen Schafer/Schafer Family Foundation,
-In Honor of Lainie Schafer
Robert Thornberg/Sweet Pro Feeds

Award Sponsors
Steve Brophy/Aztec Land and Cattle Co.
Ken and Mary Ann Fergeson
Michael and Christine NicolaTable Sponsors
Lance and Linda Benham
Linda Davis
El Dorado Holdings Inc.
Mike & Sheila Ingram
JZ Smith/Cattlemax
Timmerman Feeding
Timmerman Land and Cattle Co.
Mr. and Mrs. William T. White

Museum Partners
Devon Energy Corporation
Chesapeake Energy Corporation
E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation

The Oklahoman




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