Criteria for individuals selected for induction into the Hall of Great Westerners of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum® will have made outstanding contributions based on one or more of the following criteria:
- Exceptional contribution to the advancement of Western heritage and traditions over a lifetime.
- Individuals who promote America’s rich Western heritage through their leadership and patronage of art, business industry, environmental, education, humanitarian, government or philanthropic organizations.
- Achievement of national significance and historic relevance.
- Exemplification of the traditional Western ideals of honesty, integrity and self-sufficiency over a lifetime.