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Help Tell the Story of the American West

Your tax-deductible gift to the Western Heritage Fund ensures the Museum can continue to offer dynamic programs to students and educators.

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His Medicine Runs Him by John Rule

When you make a donation of $2,500 or more to the Western Heritage Fund before July 31, 2023, you
will be recognized for your support by receiving a limited-edition casting of His Medicine Runs Him by Oklahoma artist John Rule. Calling upon a strength and tradition of community inspired from storied Comanche medicine men, His Medicine Runs Him, depicts a medicine man relating a vision or adamantly telling a story that has been passed down generations.

Directly Impact the Celebration and Preservation of the American West

Supporters like you play a significant part in ensuring that future generations are inspired by the rich stories of the American West!

Your tax-deductible donation to our Western Heritage Fund provides mission-critical funding that underwrites the cost of new, dynamic exhibitions, educational programs, admission and curriculum to school groups and preservation efforts in the Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center.

When you support the Western Heritage Fund, you help ensure the sustainability of our efforts during a time when the stories of the American West are more important than ever before. We are grateful for your support!

Your Impact

Supporting Our Programs

The Western Heritage Fund supports every aspect of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s efforts to preserve and present the art, history and cultures of the American West.


Enables school children and individual families to visit the Museum free of charge.


Offsets the costs of renting a school bus to transport up to 60 children to the Museum.


Funds a full month of family programming at the Museum.

In addition to these programs, support of the Western Heritage Fund also ensures the Museum continues to provide free, public access to the Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center, where valuable materials from an array of subjects related to the art, history and cultures of the American West are made available to students and researchers.

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