- This event has passed.
Due to the forecast for severe weather we have decided to cancel Cowgirls of Color.
The program will be rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The inspiring Cowgirls of Color, an all-black, all-female rodeo team, lead roping, lassoing, saddling up and activity stations for students throughout the Museum demonstrating grit, gusto and determination. The program will begin with a presentation from the Cowgirls of Color, where students will get to know more about each member of the group, and will learn about Cowboy history, horses, clothing, rodeo and more. After the presentation, students will rotate through various activity stations throughout the Museum, where they can explore western figures, cattle trails, cowboy culture and clothing. Program lasts approximately one hour.
About the Cowgirls of Color
The Cowgirls of Color are a Maryland-based group of women with a passion for riding horses who are on a mission to debunk stereotypes about black women. The group came together in 2016 as the first all-female rodeo team to participate in the Bill Pickett International Rodeo.
The Cowgirls of Color have set out to use their national platform to raise awareness in minority communities about rodeo, equestrian events and the Western lifestyle through various outreach and community programs. What makes their journey unique is that only one of the women was exposed to riding horses at a young age. Many of the women in the group began riding later in life and are proof that it’s never too late to follow a dream and they hope to inspire girls and women of color and of all ages to ride.