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About the Museum

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is America’s premier institution of Western history, art and culture. Founded in 1955, the Museum, located 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 the American West.

More than 10 million visitors from around the world have sought out this unique museum to gain better understanding of the West: a region and a history that permeates our national culture. The Museum features a superb collection of classic and contemporary Western art, including works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, as well as sculptor James Earle Fraser’s magnificent work, The End of the Trail. The exhibition wing houses a turn-of-the-century town and interactive history galleries that focus on the American cowboy, rodeos, Native American culture, Victorian firearms, frontier military and Western performers.

MISSION STATEMENT
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum preserves and interprets the evolving history and cultures of the American West for the education and enrichment of its diverse audiences of adults and children.

Museum Board of Directors

Officers
Roger Simons, Chairman of the Board, Oklahoma

Henry A. “Hank” True III, Vice Chairman, Wyoming

Everett Dobson, Secretary, Oklahoma

Linda Mitchell Davis, Treasurer, New Mexico

Lynnette “Lynn” Friess, Immediate Past Chairman, Wyoming

Board Members
Gilbert Aguirre, California
Robert Allee, Oklahoma
J.T. Atherton, Oklahoma
Steve Beneto, California
Lance Benham, Oklahoma
Dr. Billy Bergin, Hawaii
Gregory Braddock, Texas
Jim Brewer, Texas
Don Brinkman, Texas
Stephen Brophy, Arizona
Dr. Scott Calhoon, Oklahoma
Daniel Corazzi, Pennsylvania
Brent Cummings, Oklahoma
J.I. Everest, Michigan
Ken Fergeson, Oklahoma
Robert Funk, Oklahoma
Orrin Gabsch, California
Michael Gaughan, Nevada
Patrick Grant, Colorado
Peter Hoffman, Oklahoma
Mike Ingram, Arizona
A.J. Jacques, Oklahoma
Cathy Keating, Oklahoma
Gary Kinslow, Oklahoma
S. Whitfield Lee, Utah
Nadine Levin, Maryland
Liz Minyard Lokey, Texas
Frank Love, Oklahoma
Wyatt McCrea, California
Frank Merrill, Texas
Larry Nichols, Oklahoma
Michael Nicola, Colorado
Bobby Norris, Texas
Susan Roeder, Texas
Wayne Rumley, Oklahoma
David Sibbald, Alberta, Canada
Gregory Simon, California
Robert Slater, Oklahoma
Sarah Stafford, Oklahoma
Anita La Cava Swift, California
Rick O. Terry, Oklahoma
David Waits, Oklahoma
Gordon Whitener, Tennessee
Jerry Winchester, Oklahoma
John Wroten, Texas

Associate Board Members
Butch Bratsky, Montana
John Cresap, Oklahoma
Randy Davis, New Mexico
Carl Edwards, Oklahoma
Casey Fredericks, North Dakota
Judy J. Hatfield, Oklahoma
Robert Hughes, Oklahoma
Dr. John Jameson, Oklahoma
Jennifer Kaiser, Oklahoma
Lincoln Lageson, California
Alex Lee, Arizona
Dan Lindstrom, Nebraska
Mark Linehan, California
Bert Madera, New Mexico
Rod Moore, Oklahoma
Lee Reeve, Kansas
Jennifer Rogers-Etcheverry, California
Lynne Schonacher, Oklahoma
Brad Simons, Oklahoma

Emeritus Directors
William “Bill” Atherton, Oklahoma
Keith E. Bailey, Oklahoma
Linda Bouchier, Texas
Martin C. Dickinson, California
Thomas “Tom” Hayward, Illinois
Ed Hitchcock, Arizona
William G. “Bill” Kerr, Wyoming
Tom Love, Oklahoma
Anne W. Marion, Texas
Frank McPherson, Oklahoma
James “J.K.” Norfleet, North Carolina
Robert C. Norris, Colorado
E.J. “Ed” Parish, California
Mel Potter, Arizona
Gerald H. Timmerman, Nebraska

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