National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

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The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum is a historic, artistic, and cultural facility with a long history in the United States. The museum was founded in Oklahoma City in 1955. It collects, preserves and exhibits world-famous Western crafts and raises awareness of the enduring legacy of the American West. We provide a vibrant educational program.

More than 10 million people from around the world have visited this unique museum to better understand the Western region and the history of American national culture. The museum has an extensive collection of classical and contemporary Western art, including works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell and sculptor James Earl Fraser. The exhibition building houses turn-of-the-century streets and interactive historical galleries, focusing on American cowboys, rodeos, Native American culture, Victorian guns, border guards and Western artists.

Mission statement
The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum preserves and interprets the ever-changing history and culture of the American West in order to attract the education and prosperity of a wide range of adults and children.

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