The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum and Hall of Fame, once known as the Cowboys of Color Museum, in Fort Worth contains many untold stories of heroes of the west. The eye-catching building is a replica of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House in Chicago.
The Hall of Fame includes a smorgasbord of people from all backgrounds including Bill Pickett, famous for his “bulldogging,” William Cathay/Cathy Williams, the first woman to ever enlist in the U.S. military, and even Texas-born Jamie Foxx.
Colorful displays of cowboy gear and western wear lined the walls. Some items held a special draw, like the handmade chaps, sewn for Magic Johnson, whom they didn’t fit. He did, however, autograph them and allow them to be shown at the museum.
Kids will love the interactive, hands-on items from long ago like the butter churn and rub board with lye soap to give them a taste of what life was like for cowboys. The museum hosts storytime every Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.
Museum hours are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Adult admission is $6; child admission is $4, however admission during storytime on Saturdays is free.