National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame’s 2021 Induction

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (Sept. 1, 2021) – The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame will welcome five 2021 Inductees and two award winners at the 45th Annual Induction Luncheon and Ceremony. The luncheon will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 at the Dickies Arena. 

Miranda Lambert (Ellen Von Unwerth photo) National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
Miranda Lambert (Ellen Von Unwerth photo)

These incoming Hall of Fame members represent a wide range of cowgirls – from a country music superstar, to a world champion breakaway roper, a renowned artist, cowboy hat designer and an Olympic medalist. The induction class includes Miranda Lambert, Lari Dee Guy, Pop Chalee, Lavonna “Shorty” Koger and Kathryn Kusner.

The Pasty Montana Award recipient is Yellowstone cinematographer, Christina Voros. The Sergeant Reckless Award will go to its second recipient, military war dog Lucca K458, USMC.

Pop Chalee (Jack Hopkins Jr. photo).  National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
Pop Chalee (Jack Hopkins Jr. photo)

“We are honored to welcome this outstanding class of inductees and add their remarkable stories and accomplishments to the amazing group of honorees they are joining in the Museum’s Hall of Fame,” said the Museum’s executive director Patricia Riley. “Congratulations to all.”

These Inductees will join over 240 cowgirls in the Hall of Fame. The Museum proudly celebrates living and deceased Honorees who represent diverse backgrounds, ethnicities and cultures. Many of the Honorees are nationally and internationally recognized artists or writers, champions and competitive performers, entertainers, ranchers or trailblazers and pioneers. 

Shorty Day
Shorty Day

The Museum is pleased to announce Teton Ridge Foundation as the presenting sponsor of the 45th Annual Induction Luncheon and Ceremony.

We invite media and publications to cover this event. If media is interested in attending the event, please contact the director of public engagement Madison Ward at to reserve a spot. You must have a reservation to attend as media. Other inductees may be available for interviews on-site, however Miranda Lambert will not be. The Museum will prepare a press kit of Lambert’s Induction photos and quotes post event. 

Lari Dee Guy (RC Photography photo)
Lari Dee Guy (RC Photography photo)

Reserve your tables now for the Induction Luncheon and Ceremony. If you are interested in being more involved with the Induction festivities, consider sponsoring the event. Sponsorships range from presenting sponsor to an individual table sponsor, starting at $2,500. Click here for tables and sponsorship details Email for more information. 

About the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors and celebrates women, past and present, whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience and independence that helped shape the West, and fosters an appreciation of the ideals and spirit of self-reliance they inspire. Established in 1975, the Museum is considered an invaluable national educational resource for its exhibits, research library, rare photograph collection and award-winning distance-learning programs. In 2019, the Museum opened the Kit Moncrief Galleries and It’s Never Just a HorseTM exhibition. Located at 1720 Gendy Street Fort Worth, Texas 76107. Hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 5 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults (13+); $9 for seniors (60+) and military; $6 for children (ages 3-12) and children 3 and under with paid admission. For more news and information visit or call 817.336.4475 and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.

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