NATIONAL MULTICULTURAL WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM
National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum - Upcoming Events
The primary objective of the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum and Hall of
Fame is to offer the visitor a true and complete historical perspective 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, photographs and other
historical items are part of this new collection. These long overlooked materials tell
perhaps for the first time the complete story. The American West of today still operates
on many of the principles and cultural relationships begun so long ago.
The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum's Hall of Fame was founded to give
recognition to the outstanding pioneers who played a role in settling the early American
western frontier. The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum and Hall of Fame
also acknowledges individuals that have contributed to the western culture and tradition
and play a part in keeping this important piece of American History alive.
The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum was founded February 1, 2001 by Fort
Worth, Texas, husband and wife team Jim and Gloria Austin to acknowledge the contributions
of individuals of Hispanic, Native, European, Asian and African decent to the settlement
of the Western American Frontier.
Some of their stories are untold and the NMWHHF is their only voice.
Originally named the National Cowboys of Color Museum, the museum was renamed in 2008 to
describe the diverse history the museum embodies.
The museum is located at 2029 N Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76164 in the historic Fort
Worth Stockyards area. There is a Hall of Fame and permanent exhibits highlighting the
Buffalo Soldiers, Tuskegee Airmen, Native American Indian Chiefs and the Vaquero.
What the Museum Offers
Weekly Cultural Heritage Youth Education Workshops
"DISCOVER AND EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF THE MINORITY COWBOY, BUFFALO SOLDIER AND FRONTIER
PEOPLE OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE."
The workshops focus on teaching students the history of the multicultural people who
contributed and were heavily involved in the settling of the western United States. The
workshops also focus on the Texas Buffalo Soldiers, the history of the Black cowboy,
American Indian culture and history and Hispanic customs and history, to name a few of
the workshop topics. Students also have the opportunity to tour the Museum as a part of
the workshop experience.
Students, as well as adults, can add to their educational experience at the museum by
participating in a variety of interactive activities such as matching games, crossword
puzzles, hidden message word searches and scavenger hunts. During the scavenger hunts,
students will scour the museum, looking for the answers to a variety of questions about
the heroes featured in our exhibits. Specialized cultural heritage scavenger hunts are
available that highlight the achievements of particular groups, such as African-American
cowboys, Hispanic cowboys, cowgirls and other female pioneers as well as Native American
To schedule a workshop for a group of 10 or more please contact the museum office at
(817) 534-8801 or email email@example.com
The "Forgotten Cowboys" Traveling Living History Presentations
The "Forgotten Cowboys" Travelling Living History Presentations are an expansion of our
educational program, "Cultural Heritage Youth Workshops". With this program, we are able
to take the rich educational experience of the "Cultural Heritage Youth Workshops" to
local schools and organizations. With the expansion of our current programming, we are
able to outreach to a greater quantity of people within the community. Through this
programming, individuals will learn about a proud heritage, embrace diversity, encounter
new role models and engage in interactive activities that will increase their knowledge
of the complete history of the settlement of the western United States. The presentations
can be tailored to fit the specific needs a group. To schedule a presentation at your
school or organization, please contact the museum (817) 534-8801 or email