The Annie Oakley Society is made up of women leaders and philanthropists who, like Annie Oakley, play a significant role in shaping their communities while keeping the values and spirit of the West alive.
Through their efforts, members are working with the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum to build and sustain world-class educational experiences to teach children and families the rich history of the American West. In addition to preserving Western heritage and supporting children’s education, the members of the Annie Oakley Society honor a woman of significance at their annual luncheon. This award is a way to show respect and admiration for outstanding women, who through true grit and determination, strive to make a difference while leaving a lasting legacy for us all.
To build and sustain world-class educational experiences for children and families to teach the rich history of the American West for generations to come.
To honor the character, perseverance and moral fiber of our namesake, Annie Oakley, through creative programming and meaningful outcomes to help make the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum a world-renowned educational experiences.
- Raise funds to build and sustain state-of-the-art educational exhibits, facilities, programs and outreach services to teach children, teachers and families from around the world about the rich history of the American West.
- Honor a contemporary woman each year with The Annie Oakley Society Award in recognition of distinguished success, passion for excellences and leadership.
- Celebrate the accomplishments of individuals who “Aim High” as trailblazers in their communities, by demonstrating leadership and the entrepreneurial spirit of the West.
History of the Annie Oakley Society
The Annie Oakley Society was created by and is comprised of women leaders and philanthropists, who like Annie Oakley, play significant roles in shaping the communities around them and future generations. Through their efforts, they demonstrate undying determination, a passion for excellence and support for the American character preserved and promoted through the Museum.
About Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley was a 19th century American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter who rose to fame in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show and played a significant role in shaping the future of women. As a female pioneer, she combined talent, skill, femininity and humility to achieve success as a businesswoman, athlete and wife.
“Aim at a high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, nor the second and maybe not the third… but keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you will hit the bullseye of success.” – Annie Oakley
The members of the Annie Oakley Society invite you to join in the fun as we make a difference to preserve the Western values we hold so dear. To learn more about membership, click here.
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