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 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 mission is to preserve and interpret the evolving history and cultures of the American West for the education and enrichment of its diverse audiences of adults and children.
Why I love it? Since closing its doors due to Covid19, the museum has captured the imagination of the twitter-verse since they asked Tim, their head of security to keep up the social media. He’s become a bit of a sensation for his straightforward, honest and informative tweets.
“I’m no cowboy but your tweets are the best thing in my feed and I’m learning interesting stuff with each one. Keep it up!” says, @ncwhm.
Tim has been receiving shout-outs from Seattle to Sri Lanka and commonly gets replies to his tweets singing his praises like this from another Tim (I’m noticing other Tims’ really like him, lol!), “You sir, truly are the light in the darkness. Thank you for your positive attitude and thank you for continuing to share history.”
Tim has drawn attention to the museum and now that I know about it, I love it!
My faves from the virtual tour:
ABOUT DENISE STOUGHTON INSPIRED by globe-trotting, day tripping, found objects and high fashion, Denise has been designing home decor for two decades. Originally from the island of Manhattan, she traded concrete and glass skyscrapers for skyscrapers of the deciduous and coniferous variety and now lives happily on Bainbridge Island with her Chihuahua, Tula. Interior Design has and always will be her first love. She studied (and later, taught) at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Denise writes a blog for Mercury Michael and is also a member of AHB’s Public Art Committee – placing public art in public spaces.