The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum & Hall of Fame (“The Museum”), today announced the Call for Nominations for 2014 Hall of Fame inductees. The Museum and Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring and documenting the lives of men and women of all races and backgrounds who have made exemplary contributions to Western heritage, past and present. The Museum was founded to acknowledge the contributions of Hispanic, Native American, European and African-Americans in the settlement of the Western frontier. Through exhibits, tours, workshops and storytelling, the Museum provides a unique historical perspective of the true old West. Hall of Fame Honorees are inducted into the Hall of Fame once a year at the Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, being held on Friday, July 25, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas.
A selection committee meets in the Spring of each year to review the nominations and select the new inductees. Individuals or organizations are selected based on their significant contributions, past or present, to western history and culture.
The application can be found at www.cowboysofcolor.org or can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org , calling the Museum business office at 817-922-9999, or the Museum directly at 817-534-8801. Individuals submitting a nomination should include a biography on the nominee outlining their achievements and contributions to Western heritage, along with pertinent support materials, including photos, articles, letters of support and other relevant reference materials. Deadline for the receipt of applications is January 31, 2014.
2012/2013 inductees included Burl Washington (Texas), Colonel Allen Allensworth (California, posthumously), Floyd “Buck” Wyatt (Oklahoma, posthumously), Fred Whitfield (Texas), James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok (posthumously), Lawrence Homer Coffee (Texas), Mollie Taylor Stevenon, Jr. (Texas), Pam Grier (Colorado), Walt Willey (Illinois), and Woody Strode (California, posthumously).
About The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum & Hall of Fame
The Museum was founded to acknowledge the contributions of Hispanic, Native American, European and African-Americans in the settlement of the Western frontier. The Museum offers visitors a true and complete history of the people and activities that built the unique culture of the American West. The work of artists who documented the people and events of the time through journals, photos and other historical items are part of the Museum’s collection. These once-overlooked materials tell, perhaps for the first time, the complete story of the old West. The Museum is located at 3400 Mount Vernon Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76103. Phone 817-922-9999. www.cowboysofcolor.org