February 5, 2020 @ 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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.
The program is open to the public but seating is limited.
Follow up the program with self-exploration of Museum galleries. Admission is free for students and chaperones (one per seven students). Bring a sack lunch to enjoy after the presentation, then explore the Museum galleries. Ask about a bus travel reimbursement.
Space is limited and preregistration is required by January 31. For registration, call (405) 478-2250 ext. 241 or click here.
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.