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.
Cathy describes Annie’s inspiration as, “She lived her motto, “AIM HIGH,” when she was a child living in desperate conditions and she created her own path forward. She truly dreamed big and never gave up. She also gave back to causes that she believed in and was a patriot through and through. We have the opportunity to use her as a shining example for anyone suffering through challenging times… like so many are today!”
The Future of AOS
“Education of the Code of the West is immensely important these days…honor, integrity, truth, your word is your bond, honoring your parents… all the wonderful codes of the West need to be shown and told to the generations,” Lynn describes the continuing mission of AOS.
Cathy elaborates on the future of AOS, “With the funds raised from Annie Oakley Society memberships and fundraising efforts, we are able to provide a unique, one-of-a-kind, hands-on/minds-on experiences unlike anything available anywhere else in the world. We can combine character building (Code of the West) with fun and relevant STEM, culture and historical experiences in a fun and imaginative way.”
You can help support the future of AOS and its mission of hands-on education of children and empowering and inspiring the next generation of women through a donation or by becoming a member of AOS. Be a part of the future as we help explore and better understand the past.