The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is America’s premier institution of Western
history, art and culture. Founded in 1955, the museum in Oklahoma City collects, preserves
and exhibits an internationally renowned collection of Western art and artifacts while
sponsoring dynamic educational programs and ground-breaking scholarly research to stimulate
interest in the enduring legacy of our American West. More than 10 million visitors from
around the world have sought out this unique museum to gain better understanding of the
West: a region and a history that permeates our national culture.
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum preserves and interprets the evolving
history and cultures of the American West for the education & enrichment of its diverse
audiences of adults and children.