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The Cowgirls of the West Museum & Emporium was founded in 1995 with the purpose of promoting the roles women played in shaping the West. It collection is comprised of a wide variety of Western and historical-related artifacts such as antiques, saddles, tack, clothing, and memorabilia. The museum aims to educate the public about what a woman's life was like in early pioneer and ranching days, as well as their roles in early rodeo and trick riding. There is also an emporium where visitors can buy Western-related items. The museum hosts luncheons between September and June during which speakers present Western programs.


  • The Cowgirls of the West Museum & Emporium
"History/About Us." Cowgirls of the West Museum & Emporium. Accessed December 7, 2016. http://www.cowgirlsofthewestmuseum.com/history_about.asp.